Books

 John Gatto: A Different Kind of Teacher

 John Gatto: Dumbing Us Down

 John Gatto: The Exhausted School

 John Gatto: The Underground History of American Education

 Art Bardige: New Physical Ideas Are Here Needed: Revolutionizing Education

 Miles Horton and Paulo Freire: We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

Lewis Hyde: The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind

 Sir Ken Robinson: The Element

 Jane Sprague: Imaginary Syllabi

 Artadia 5 Cities, 41 Artists, a catalogue: with essays by Stephanie Smith, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Franklin Sirmans, Jan Mergel, Michelle White and Rene de Guzman

 Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

 The Arts in Schools: Principals, Practice and Provision

Jacques Rancière: The Ignorant School Master

Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner: Teaching as a Subversive Activity

Neil Postman: The Disappearance of Childhood

Neil Postman: The End of Education

Proximity # 8: Education As Art

Steven Henry Madoff (ed.): Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century)

Maxine Greene: releasing the Imagination

Elliot W. Eisner: The Arts and the Creation of Mind

Brad Buckley and John Conomos (Eds.): Rethinking the Contemporary Art School

Norma Brosterman: Inventing Kindergarten

Richard Louv: Last Child in the Woods

 Beverly Naidus: Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame

William Cleveland: Art in Other Places: Artists at Work in America’s Community and Social Institutions

Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon: Imagination First. In this new book the co-authors argue that we — individuals and society — could badly use some imaginative thinking about the imagination.

CollegeWithoutHighschool  Blake Boles of www.unschooladventures.com works closely with the unschooling community and has written a book called College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College.

BetterThanCollegeBlake Boles. Better Than College“Higher education in America is on the brink of disruption. As prices rise and relevance declines, a chorus of voices is urging us to rethink college as we know it. And few of those voices are clearer or more compelling than Blake Boles. Better Than College is a clarion call for independent thinkers and self-directed young people to take control of their learning. Bypassing college may not be the right move for everyone, but reading this book will help anyone think anew about education and the future.”
—Daniel H. Pink

WhatisEducation?  Steven Brint, The Educational Lottery. Review of four books: On the four kinds of heretics questioning the gospel of education. The advance of the education gospel has been shadowed from the beginning by critics who claim that education, despite our best efforts, remains a bastion of privilege. For these critics, it is not that the educational gospel is wrong (a truly democratic, meritocratic school system would, if it existed, be a good thing); it is that the benefits of education have not yet spread evenly to every corner of American society, and that the trend toward educational equality may be heading in the wrong direction.

ANewCultureOfLearning  Seven must-read books on education, with video clips.

UncleDansReportCard  “In this groundbreaking book (Uncle Dan’s Report Card), Barbara and Bob Unell share the miracle of how Barbara found the treasure of her uncle’s report card, and describe the motivation of the parents and teachers in 1914 to raise children by its values and healthy habits.”

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  1. ‘The Ignorant School Master’ Jacques Rancier

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