Deschooling Society; Social Questions by Marion Boyars, Ivan Illich- the author's premise is it is the nature of the institution to produce the opposite of itself.
Teachers As Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach by Paulo Freire- Last work from internationally respected educator Paulo Freire shows how a teacher's success depends on observing individual students' approaches to learning and by the teacher's adapting teaching methods to students' learning methods.
Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom by Philip S. Gang
The Plain Truth of Things: A Treasury: The Role of Value in a Complex World by Colin Greer (Editor), Herbert Kohl (Editor)- integrate personal, spiritual and social concerns and raise questions relating to the challenge of living decently in a complex world. The selections, combined with the editors' commentary, will help adults reflect on their place in the world and make sense out of the pressures they face.
Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types by David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates- take the 70-question "Keirsey Temperament Sorter," a sort of mini-Myers-Briggs test that places you in 1 of 16 personality types.
From Archetype to Zeitgeist: Powerful Ideas for Powerful Thinking by Herbert Kohl- A glossary of today's most important intellectual terms, organized by topic, each word is explained in a comprehensive but concise definition, with a pronunciation guide and derivation added for ease of reference.
The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching by Herbert R. Kohl- author offers provocative reasons in this retrospective of his decades as an innovative teacher of all grades, from kindergarten to college-level.
I Won't Learn from You: And Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment by Herbert R. Kohl- Drawing on an idea of Martin Luther King Jr.'s, Kohl talks about the need for "creative maladjustment" in the classroom and indeed anywhere else that students' intelligence, dignity, or integrity are compromised by a teacher, an institution, or a larger social mindset.
36 Children by Herbert Kohl- brutally honest about the selfish motivations of the average teacher, as well as the difficulties, stereotypes and misunderstandings that get in the way of good teaching.
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol- asks questions that are at once political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous?
Creative Conflict Resolution: More Than 200 Activities for Keeping Peace in the Classroom by William J. Kreidler- There is also a section for teachers dealing with difficult adults, whether it be administration, other teachers or parents.
Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Encourage Cultural Awareness and Global Respect by Susan Milord- invites children to experience, taste, and embrace the daily lives of children from the far corners of the earth--as they plant and grow, write and tell stories, draw and craft, cook and eat, sing and dance, and learn to live in an atmosphere of global respect and cultural awareness.
New Directions in Education: Selections from Holistic Education Review
The Universal Schoolhouse: by James Moffett- a highly personal, philosophical inquiry into the deeper purposes of education and the need for the school reform movement to take on a "transformative" mission. This book advances the view of education as a spiritual endeavor or sacred quest that produces the highest potential of the individual.
English Teacher's Great Books Activities Kit: 60 Ready-To-Use Activity Packets Featuring Classic, Popular, & Current Literature by Gary Robert Muschla
Education As a Force for Social Change by Rudolf Steiner- advocates educating the imagination by teaching the whole child, preparing each to take a responsible, dynamic place in society.
Action Learning in Action: Transforming Problems and People for World-Class Organizational Learning- Step-by-step instruction for group of four to eight people to work together to solve a problem, reflect on what they learn as they proceed and then implement their solution.
Ready-To-Use Conflict-Resolution Activities for Elementary Students: Over 100 Step-By-Step Lessons and Illustrated Activities by Beth Teolis. A wonderful collection of activities to promote conflict resolution skills in elementary school students.
Are You As Smart As You Think? 150 Original Mathematical, Logical, and Spatial-Visual Puzzles for All Levels of Puzzle Solvers
Multicultural Math: Hands-On Math Activities from Around the World by Claudia Zaslavsky