The Little Red Schoolbook: original and uncensored (English Edition)

The Little Red Schoolbook original and uncensored English Edition When it first appeared in the s The Little Red Schoolbook was banned by the UK authorities which confiscated copies and prosecuted the publisher under the Obscene Publications Act Why Because th

  • Title: The Little Red Schoolbook: original and uncensored (English Edition)
  • Author: Søren Hansen Jesper Jensen Berit Thornberry
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When it first appeared in the 1970s, The Little Red Schoolbook was banned by the UK authorities, which confiscated copies and prosecuted the publisher under the Obscene Publications Act Why Because this little book aimed to educate teenagers about democracy, sex and drugs in frank, simple language and encouraged them to view adults as paper tigers.The Little Red ScWhen it first appeared in the 1970s, The Little Red Schoolbook was banned by the UK authorities, which confiscated copies and prosecuted the publisher under the Obscene Publications Act Why Because this little book aimed to educate teenagers about democracy, sex and drugs in frank, simple language and encouraged them to view adults as paper tigers.The Little Red Schoolbook has been unavailable for than 40 years, but it remains surprisingly relevant for young people today Reissued here in its original and uncensored format, with informative footnotes and a new foreword by the surviving author S ren Hansen, it encourages teenagers to have the confidence to seek information for themselves, challenge authority and question the status quo.

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    1. Evidently nobody has heard of this any more. From wiki:The Little Red Schoolbook (Danish: Den Lille Røde Bog For Skoleelever [English: The Little Red Book For Students]) is a book written by two Danish schoolteachers, Søren Hansen (b. 28 Mar 1940) and Jesper Jensen in 1969, which was controversial upon its publication. The book was translated into many languages in the early 1970s.The book encourages young people to question societal norms and instructs them in how to do this. Out of 200 pages [...]

    2. Very interesting counter-cultural document from the early seventies. Pilloried by the British press for corrupting youth and fomenting schoolroom anarchy, Hansen and Jensen instead present calm and non-judgemental advice on dealing with an out-of-touch and for-profit educational system, suggesting strikes, the formation of student councils, and independent food and media distribution as possible solutions. An inspiring read that, shamefully, hasn't been printed in its original uncensored form fo [...]

    3. I wish I'd read this when I was in school. Though most of what is said does apply to college, by now I've come to find out about it all through (somewhat painful) experience. We need a Brazilian version of this.

    4. I read this when I was 12 and just thought "oh, yeah, ok". My real appreciation came later when I realized the unbelievably fucked decay of most state-appointed care-givers' scraps of knowledge and common sense. Andthey are looking after children?! This book would have been a life saving road map for many victims of terrible parenting and angry, foolish teacher-ing. This book gives a not-very-extreme once over of the kind of shit each of use will go (have gone) through as a teenager. Mild sexual [...]

    5. I received the book as a Christmas gift from my father. The first time I saw it, I thought it was some communist propaganda (even though neither my dad, nor I am a communist, he knows I'm interested in politics, so it wasn't completely out of question). Reading the description on the back cover really piqued my interested though, so I started reading immediately. (P.S. I was very wrong about the communist propaganda.) I just finished the book and, honestly, I am amazed.This, in my opinion, is a [...]

    6. Bought this for a friend's sister when she started secondary school, so thought I'd read it properly to check the content. A lot is obviously dated (especially the section on sex - this is quite obviously written pre-AIDS). The rest of it gives some decent advice on making changes (like get your facts straight before making complaints, how to persuade people etc.) but also a lot of what I see as quite moralising advice. I would rather it present a few issues with the facts (which would still be [...]

    7. The book is an attempt to communicate to teens advice that they are unlikely to hear from other sources. The topics include education, sex, drugs, and careers. It is a good idea, and most of the material is presented in a dispassionate, simply-phrased manner. At least as interesting as the content, however, were the implicit comments on the era when it was written. A few examples are (i) limits on tobacco advertising are spoken of either as new or else as soon-to-be introduced, (ii) the right to [...]

    8. Conocí unos fragmentos de este libro en la secundaria, en una traducción menos españolada, llamada "El pequeño libro rojo de la escuela". Siempre me pareció algo mítico. Luego, en la preparatoria, encontré en la biblioteca un ejemplar que vi pero nunca leí. Hace poco recordé todo esto y también me decidí a buscarlo digitalmente, y con fortuna lo encontré.Se trata de una especie de manual de la adolescencia, escrito para los adolescentes, sin puntos de vista morales ni socialmente apr [...]

    9. Uf.Libro que necesita una fuerte mediación. Me gusta porque defiende tanto al alumno como al profesor en la primera sección, que viene siendo la escuela. Establece que si algo no está bien, se debe pelear por ello, así como por los derechos de los alumnos. Pero al mismo tiempo, no todos los profesores son malos, y se puede trabajar en conjunto.Toca temas tipo revolución, sexualidad y drogas de una manera muy neutral. No hay dioses ni moral de por medio. Lo resumo con la aproximación que of [...]

    10. Some very excellent passages, some passages entirely outdated even in update. I would still place it on a light reading list for an educator, or a tool that could be used in places where foundational literature like Pedagogy of the Oppressed is not welcome or too cumbersome. Sections might be useful as a primer to promote the organization of students.

    11. For my students:A collection of advice that, I hope, will get you thinking. It maybe old, but it is still relevant.

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