Education – School System – Teaching


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American Schools Collection

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Teachers Collection

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Teaching Methods and Materials Collection

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Curriculum Collection

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Classroom Management Collection

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Home Schooling Collection

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Private Schools Collection

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Psychology of Learning Collection

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Early Childhood Education Collection

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Elementary Education Collection

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Middle Schools Collection

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Secondary School Collection

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School Management Collection

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Common Sense in Education and Teaching; an Introduction to Practice

Common Sense in Education and Teaching Book Cover

Barnett, P. A.
Longmans 1901        Dewey Dec.    375

Discusses discipline, curriculums, games, gymnastics, the monitorial system, the training of teachers, methods of teaching modern languages, etc. Emphasizes study of the classics. -A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Begin Here: Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning

Begin Here, Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning Book Cover

Barzun, Jacques
Univ. of Chicago 1992        Dewey Dec.    371.1

“Some of the topics Barzun addresses include the inadequate ways in which reading is taught, the demeaning methods of teacher training, the counterfeit ‘social studies’ programs which are the offshoot of combined geography and history curriculums, the benefits of reading the classics; and how television affects learning.” -Libr J.

Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings

Educational Foundations Book Cover

Canestrari, Alan S. and Marlowe, Bruce A.
Sage 2004        Dewey Dec.    370

A collection of papers by various authors.


See our book collection on Education of Girls & Women in the 19th Century U.S.


I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup

I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life like Mine, Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup Book Cover

Chura, David
Beacon Press 2010        Dewey Dec.    371.9

Shares the experiences of teenagers incarcerated in an adult prison in New York, as well as those of the men and women hired to teach and watch over them. “Chura offers a compelling personal look at the failings of the juvenile justice system.” -Booklist

American Education, the National Experience, 1783-1876

Cremin, Lawrence A.
Harper Torchbooks 1988        Dewey Dec.    370.9

What Johnny Shouldn’t Read: Textbook Censorship in America

What Johnny Shouldn't Read, Textbook Censorship Book Cover

DelFattore, Joan
Yale Univ. 1992        Dewey Dec.    379.1

The author “thoughtfully presents in six specific cases and their immediate and long-term effects in order to open the eyes and, hopefully, to raise the voices of those who treasure intellectual freedom.” -Booklist.

Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education, 1916 Book Cover

Dewey, John
Southern Illinois Univ. 1985        Dewey Dec.    370.1

“The author’s aim here is to detect and state the ideas implied in a democratic society and to apply those ideas to the problems of education.” -Boston Trainer

The School and Society

The School and Society Book Cover

Dewey, John
University of Chicago 1915        Dewey Dec.    370

Contents: The school and social progress; School and the life of the child; Waste in education; five more essays. -A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Against Mediocrity: the Humanities in America’s High Schools

Finn, Chester E. et al.
Holmes & Meier 1984        Dewey Dec.    370

A History of American Education

A History of American Education Book Cover

Good, Harry G.
MacMillan 19
62        Dewey Dec.    370.9

Does God Belong in Public Schools?

Does God Belong in Public Schools Book Cover

Greenawalt, Kent
Princeton Univ. 2005        Dewey Dec.    379

The author “considers issues ranging from the teaching of evolution to parents’ right that their children not be exposed to offensive curriculum. He grounds his analyses in a review of the history and purposes of schooling.” -Choice

Savage Inequalities; Children in America’s Schools

Savage Inequalities, Children in America's Schools Book Cover

Kozol, Jonathan
Harper Perennial 1992        Dewey Dec.    371.9

“Jonathan Kozol has written an impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children. ‘Savage Inequalities’ is also an important book, and warrants widespread attention” – NY Times Book Rev

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

The Shame of the Nation, The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling Book Cover

Kozol, Jonathan
Three Rivers 2005        Dewey Dec.    379

“A vividly written account from the frontlines of ‘apartheid education.’ It is impossible not to share Kozol’s outrage.” -Chicago Tribune

American Bee; The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds: The Lives of Five Top Spellers as They Compete for Glory and Fame

American Bee, The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds Book Cover

Maguire, James
Rodale 2006        Dewey Dec.    372.6

“From the nail-biting denouement of the 2004 Bee, Maguire . . . moves on to brief sketches of some past winners and then takes an informative and wryly humorous look at the English language itself and the evolution of the American spelling bee from Puritan pastime to major media event.” Libr J

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Stones into Schools, Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs Book Cover

Mortenson, Greg
Thorndike 2009        Dewey Dec.    371.8

In this follow-up to ‘Three cCups of Tea’, the author ‘‘continues the story of how the Central Asia Institute (CAI) built schools in northern Afghanistan. Descriptions of the harsh geography and more than one near-death experience impress readers as new faces join Mortenson’s loyal ‘Dirty Dozen’ as they carefully plot a course of school-building through the Badakshan province and Wakhan corridor. . . .To blandly call this book inspiring would be dismissive of all the hard work that has gone into the mission in Afghanistan as well as the efforts to fund it. Mortenson writes of nothing less than saving the future, and his adventure is light years beyond most attempts.” -Booklist

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations– One School at a Time

Three Cups of Tea, One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations Book Cover

Mortenson, Greg
Viking 2006        Dewey Dec.    371.8

“Laced with drama, danger, romance, and good deeds, Mortenson’s story serves as a reminder of the power of a good idea and the strength inherent in one person’s passionate determination to persevere against enormous obstacles.” -Christ. Sci. Mon.

Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood

Neill, A.S.
St. Martin’s Griffin 1992        Dewey Dec.    372

The original edition was published in 1960. An introduction to the earliest (founded 1921) and most famous “free school”, where children are educated without coercion. A. S. Neill was the school’s founder and long-time director.

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

The End of Education, Redefining the Value of School Book Cover

Postman, Neil
Knopf 1996        Dewey Dec.    370.9

“In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning.”
“Beautifully written, breathtakingly high-minded, this is Postman’s best book on American education.” -Booklist

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education

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Ravitch, Diane
Basic 2010        Dewey Dec.    379

The author “provides an important and highly readable examination of the educational system, how it fails to prepare students for life after graduation, and how we can put it back on track … Anyone interested in education should definitely read this accessible, riveting book.” -Libr J.

The Troubled Crusade: American Education, 1945-1980

Ravitch, Diane
Basic 1983        Dewey Dec.    370.9

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook Book Cover

Rupp, Rebecca
Three Rivers 1998        Dewey Dec.    371

Arranged by subject, this resource reviews: books, videos, magazines, catalogs, timelines, kits, hands-on activities, board games, CD-ROMs, and educational web sites.

True Notebooks: A Writer’s Year at Juvenile Hall

True Notebooks, A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall Book Cover

Salzman, Mark
Knopf 2003        Dewey Dec.    371.9

“While teaching writing to 17-year-olds detained in Los Angeles Central Juvenile Hall, Salzman found himself surprised by the boys’ talent. The teens’ heartwarming, funny voices are included in his irresistible, provocative memoir.” -Booklist

The Complete IEP Guide; How to Advocate for your Special Ed Child

The Complete IEP Guide, How to Advocate for your Special Ed Child Book Cover

Siegel, Lawrence M.
Nolo 2011        Dewey Dec.    371.9

This legal guide offer strategies and advice for parents of children who need an individualized education program. Includes information on special education laws and eligibility rules, how to draw up a blueprint of a child’s educational needs, and what to look for in a special education program.

Education: Intellectual, Moral and Physical

Education, Intellectual, Moral, and Physical Book Cover

Spencer, Herbert
Bardeen 1894        Dewey Dec.    370

The One Best System: a History of American Urban Education

The One Best System, a History of American Urban Education Book Cover

Tyack, David B.
Harvard University 1974        Dewey Dec.    370

Contents: The one best system in microcosm : community and consolidation in rural education — From village school to urban system : bureaucratization in the nineteenth century — The politics of pluralism : nineteenth-century patterns — Centralization and the corporate model : contests for control of urban schools, 1890-1940 — Inside the system : the character of urban schools, 1890-1940 — The one best system under fire, 1940-1973

Negro Education; A Study of the Private and Higher Schools for Colored People in the United States

– Volume 2

Negro Education, A Study of the Private and Higher Schools for Colored People Book Cover

U.S. Bureau of Education
Washington: GPO 1917        Dewey Dec.    370

Dept of the Interior: U.S. Bureau of Education Bulletin, 1916, No. 39

Education

Education, in Vocations series Book Cover

Woolley, Mary Emma, ed.
Hall and Locke 1911        Dewey Dec.    370

Volume 7 in a 10-vol. series called “Vocations” edited by William DeWitt Hyde. This volume contains 3 parts; “The Teacher”, and “Great Teachers and Educational Leaders”, with six to eight essays each; and “School and College” with 20 essays. All essays were authored by different people.


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