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PreK-12; Education ebooks – for teachers, parents, students, administrators – all Free. Public policy, textbooks, SSAT-ISEE test prep, teaching methods, curriculum, school management, study skills.

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Public Schools U.S. Free Books – Collection

About 120 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Public Schools U.S. Some books: Religion in Schools, The Public School in the American Community, Debating the Future of Public Education in America, Education Report Card, Battleground: Schools, Common Schools and American Society 1780-1860, A Plan to Save America’s Schoolchildren, The Promise of Public Education in America, A Revisionist Interpretation of American Public Education, The Real World of the Public Schools, Why Schools are Mired in Mediocrity, many more.

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Free Teachers Books – Collection

About 3,400 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Teachers”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers, The Education of American Teachers, Attracting and Compensating America’s Teachers, Teaching: the imperiled profession, Teachers and the Law, Breakthrough in Teacher Education, LGBT Teachers Share their Stories, Purpose for Everyday Living for Teachers, many more.

Teaching Methods and Materials – Collection

About 150 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Teaching Methods and Materials – General”. Some books: The Power of Positive Teaching, How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom, The Heart and Wisdom of Teaching, Reciprocal Teaching Interactivities, Succeeding with Difficult Students, Promising Practices in Character Education, What the Best College Teachers Do, Self-Regulation in the Classroom, Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs, man more.

Free Online Curriculum Books – Collection

More than 700 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Curriculum”. Some books: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies, Curriculum: foundations priciples and theory, Rethinking the Ontario Curriculum, Curriculum: perspectives and practice, Curriculum Improvement: decision making and process, A Critical Introduction to Curriculum Theory, Curriculum Planning: a handbook for professionals, The Open Access Curriculum, many more.

Classroom Management Books – Collection

More than 400 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Classroom Management”. Some books: Avoiding Burnout and Increasing Your Motivation, Classroom Management in Photographs, Teaching Effective Classroom Routines, Managing Common Classroom Problems, When Kids Bend the Rules, Clashing Views on Controversial Issues on Classroom Management, Assertive Discipline, The Tough Kid Book, Making it Till Friday, many more.

Free Home Schooling Books – Collection

More than 200 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Home Schooling”. Some books: Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, The Homeschool Reader, A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling, When Homeschooling Gets Tough, The Big Book of Home Learning, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling, Home Schooling: a better education for your child, The Home School Manual, Homeschooling in Wisconsin, many more.

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Private Schools Books – Collection

Dozens of free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Private Schools”. (Many novels were inadvertently caught in this search). Some books: The Handbook of Private Schools: an annual, Private Secondary Schools, California Private School Directory, Choosing a Private School, Guide to Job Searching in Private Schools, Independent School Guide for Washington D.C and Area, Reflections on Independent Education, Canada’s Independent Schools, How to Pick a Perfect Private School, many more.

Psychology of Learning eBooks – Collection

About 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Psychology of Learning”. Some books: The Learning Revolution, Psychology of Classroom Learning, Intro to Theories of Learning, Learning Theory and Personality Dynamics, Learning for Teachers, The Psychology of Teaching Methods, Learning: a Survey of Psychological Interpretations, Habits: their making and unmaking, Contemporary Research in Learning, many more.

Academic Achievement Books – Collection

More than 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Academic Achievement. Some books: The 3 Dimensions of Improving Student Performance, The Learning Coach Approach, Developing Effective Study Strategies, Understanding and Closing Achievement Gaps, How to Get Good Grades, Standards for our Schools, Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, Why Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids, Lessons from 21 High Performing High-Poverty Schools, many more.

Free Early Childhood Education Books – Collection

About 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Early Childhood Education”. Some books: Play Together Learn Together, Teaching Young Children, Early Childhood Education Today, Kindergarten: a Parent’s Guide, Early Childhood Programs for a New Century, Educating Young Children Infancy to Grade Three, Telling Writing & Performing Stories in the Early Childhood Classroom, Early Childhood Curriculum, Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education, many more.

Free Kindergarten Books – Collection

About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Kindergarten. Some books: Kindergarten Teacher’s Activities Desk Book, Your Child and the First Year of School, Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten?, The New Kindergarten: full day, child-centered, academic, Kindergarten Politics: what is best for children, Kindergarten: programs and practices, The Teacher’s Guide to Building Blocks, Phonics Reading & Writing Curriculum, many more.
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Elementary Education Books Online – Collection

About 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Elementary Education”. Some books: Inside the Primary School, Get Ready for Standardized Tests: grade 4, 25 Terrific Literature Activities for Readers of All Learning Styles, Teaching in the Modern Elementary School, The Emerging Elementary Curriculum, Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers, School-Savvy Parent: 365 tips to help you help your child, Elementary Education 1780-1900, Parents are Teachers too, many more.

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Primary Education eBooks – Collection

About 180 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Primary Education. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Preventing Failure in the Primary Grades, Teaching the Young Child, Help for Primary Teachers, Build the Foundation for your Child’s Success in First Grade, Teaching in the Early Years, Teacher Tips for Action Time, Kid Pix Simple Projects, The Summer Activity Book, Literature-Based History Activities for Children Grades 1-3, Implementing Kentucky’s Primary Program, many more.

Middle Schools Books Free – Collection

About 250 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Middle Schools”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Perspectives on the Middle School, The Exemplary Middle School, The Middle School Curriculum, Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Schools, Educational Reform for Young Adolescents in California Public Schools, Middle Level Curriculum in Actions, Education in the Middle Grades, Meeting the Needs of the Early Adolescent Learner, many more.

Secondary School Education Books – Collection

About 900 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Secondary School”. Some books: Best Practices of Award-Winning Secondary School Principals, Tips for Secondary School Libraries, Survival Kit for the Secondary School Art Teacher, How to Prepare for the SSAT/ISEE, Class Size and English in the Secondary School, Catholic High School Entrance Exams, Career Counseling, Geometry for the Clueless, ISTEP+ GQE Math, Cracking the SSAT & ISEE, Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Florida Standards: a handbook for teaching in the Sunshine State, General Science, Handbook of Classroom Management, High School Economics, How to Prepare for the GED, How to Prepare for the TAKS, Illinois ISAT Coach, GED Language Arts & Reading, Master the GED Mathematics, Peterson’s Private Secondary Schools, Science Explorer, Learning and Teaching in the Secondary school, Minds on Science: middle and secondary school methods, many more.

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Free Secondary Education Books – Collection

About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Secondary Education. Some books: The Secondary School Today, Secondary Education at the Crossroads, Learning and Teaching in the Secondary School, Modern Methods in Secondary Education, Foundations of Secondary Education, Teaching Adolescents in Secondary Schools, Design of High School Programs for Severely Handicapped Students, High Schools for the 21st Century, many more.

Free School Management Books – Collection

About 450 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “School Management”. Some books: Organization Development in Schools, Educational Planning, Educational Administration, Secondary School Administration, The Government and Management of Schools, Educational Administration and Organizational Behavior, Handbook of Organization Development in Schools, Change Processes in the Public Schools, Educational Administration in Canada, many more.

Books on drug abuse

Educational Counseling Books Online – Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Educational Counseling. Some books: Guidance Services in Schools, Foundations of Guidance, Guidance Readings for Counselors, School Counseling: theories and concepts, Pupil Personnel and Guidance Services, Developing and Managing Your School Guidance, Developmental Guidance and Counseling, Personnel Services in Education, Counseling Methods, many more.

Distance Education Books – Collection

About 130 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Distance Education. Some books: The Unofficial Guide to Distance Learning, Distance Education in Canada, Learning at a Distance, Personal Computers for Distance Education, The Distance Learner’s Guide, Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, Contemporary Issues in American Distance Education, Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning, Globalizing Education, many more.

Science Study and Teaching Books – Elementary Collection

About 150 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Science – Study and Teaching – Elementary. Some books: Children and Science, Science Horizons, Elementary Science, Concepts and Inquiries in Elementary School Science, 15 Standards-based Science Activities Kids Will Love, Teaching Elementary Science, Teaching Science as Inquiry, The Teaching of Science in the Elementary School, How to Teach Elementary School Science, many more.

20th Century U.S. History Books

Physical Education Books Free – Collection

About 350 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Physical Education. Some books: Foundations of Physical Education Exercise Science and Sport, A Brief History of Physical Education, Teaching Physical Education in Secondary Schools, Essentials of Athletic Training, The Deeper Meaning of Physical Education, How to Change the Games Children Play, Physical Education Curriculum, Contemporary Readings in Physical Education, Principles of Athletic Training, Soviet Sports Exercise Program, Building Strong Bones and Muscles, Skill in Sport, Issues in Physical Education and Sports, many more.

Free Learning Disabilities Books – Collection

About 900 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Learning Disabilities. Some books: Learning Disabilities and Handicaps, Academic and Developmental Learning Disabilities, Students with Learning Disabilities, When Learning is Tough, An Intro to Learning Disabilities, Reading and Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities in Children, Learning Disabilities Information and Resources, Learning Problems and Learning Disabilities, many more.

Common Sense in Education and Teaching; an Introduction to Practice

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

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

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

This anthology of critical readings (for students about to enter the teaching profession and for those interested in carefully examining schools and schooling) features provocative, engaging authors whose views are politicized, but whose writing and opinions matte – not because they are gadflies, but because their ideas work and their achievements as teachers, principals, and policy shapers are so notable.
Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings is organized around the following questions: Why teach? Who are today′s students? What makes a good teacher? How should we assess student learning? What does a good school look like? How does one develop a critical voice (in the face of state mandates, administrative edicts, and the continuous cycle of reform and retrenchment)?

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

Chura, David
Beacon Press 2010 Dewey Dec. 371.9

Since 1992, every state except Nebraska has passed laws making it easier to prosecute youth under eighteen as adults, and most states have legalized harsher sentences for juveniles. David Chura taught high school in a New York county penitentiary for ten years and saw these young people and the effects of our laws on them up close. Here he introduces us to the real kids behind the hysteria: vibrant, animated kids full of humor and passion; kids who were born into families broken up and beaten down by drugs, gang violence, AIDS, poverty, and abuse. He also introduces us to wardens, correctional officers, family members, and doctors, and shows how everyone in this world is a child of disappointment. Chura breaks down the divisions we so easily erect between us and them, the keepers and the kept and shows how, ultimately, we as individuals and as a society have failed these young people.

American Education, the National Experience, 1783-1876

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

Cremin defines education broadly, to include not only the work of schools and colleges but also the efforts of families, churches, libraries, lyceums, museums, and expositions, and indeed of individuals engaged in systematic efforts to instruct themselves.
“Intelligent, readable and absolutely fascinating … No one with a passing interest in the course of American intellectual life should ignore Cremin’s brilliant study.” – The Atlantic

What Johnny Shouldn’t Read: Textbook Censorship in America

DelFattore, Joan
Yale Univ. 1992 Dewey Dec. 379.1

In this lucid, disturbing, and provocative book, Joan Delfattore offers a behind-the-scenes view of the ways in which special-interest groups influence the content of textbooks used in public and private schools throughout the country. Most challenges have come from ultraconservative activists who oppose evolution, racial and ethnic equality, nontraditional gender roles, pacifism, and a host of other issues that contradict their religious, political, or social views. Other protests originate with ultraliberal activists whose goal is to eliminate all negative or traditional descriptions of racial, ethnic, religious, or gender groups, without regard for accuracy or historical context. DelFattore focuses on recent federal lawsuits involving attempts to censor or ban biology, geology, history, home economics, literature, psychology, reading, and social studies textbooks. She vividly re-creates the story behind each lawsuit, describing how politically sophisticated national organizations turn local controversies into nationally publicized court cases.

Democracy and Education

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

A book written in 1916. In this book Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic (or proto-democratic) educational philosophies of Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau’s philosophy as overemphasizing the individual and Plato’s philosophy as overemphasizing the society in which the individual lived. For Dewey, this distinction was by and large a false one; like Vygotsky, he viewed the mind and its formation as a communal process.

The School and Society

Dewey, John
University of Chicago 1915 Dewey Dec. 370

Contents:Originally published in 1899, The School and Society began as a series of lectures given to parents, professionals, and others at the University Elementary School. In this short volume, Dewey discusses the way in which education is fundamentally tied to a thriving democracy. The problem, according to the author, with the old education model was that elementary schools did not encourage exploration and curiosity in their students. In a country that requires the thoughtful pursuit of ideas by the populace in order to arrive at reasonable governance, this repressive form of education encouraged rote following and closed minds. Anyone interested in philosophy, education, and the general betterment of society will find Dewey’s thoughts and early childhood learning progressive and intriguing.

Against Mediocrity: the Humanities in America’s High Schools

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

Essays discuss the importance of the humanities, foreign languages, teacher education, professionalism, and quality teaching.

A History of American Education

Good, Harry G.
MacMillan 1962 Dewey Dec. 370.9

Surveys educational ideas and practices since the seventeenth century paying special attention to the influence of European theories and the American democratic social order.

Does God Belong in Public Schools?

Greenawalt, Kent
Princeton Univ. 2005 Dewey Dec. 379

Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America’s leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational debate, including teaching about the origins of life, sex education, and when–or whether–students can opt out of school activities for religious reasons. Greenawalt concludes that the bans on school prayer and the teaching of creationism are justified, and that the court should more closely examine such activities as the singing of religious songs and student papers on religious topics. He also argues that students ought to be taught more about religion–both its contributions and shortcomings–especially in courses in history.

Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools

Kozol, Jonathan
Bantam 1968 Dewey Dec. 371.9

A young teacher offers a firsthand account of the destructive effects of segregated Boston schools and their teachers on the African American children who attend them. It won the U.S. National Book Award in the Science, Philosophy and Religion category.

Savage Inequalities; Children in America’s Schools

Kozol, Jonathan
Harper Perennial 1992 Dewey Dec. 371.9

In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American public education system. For two years, he visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington, D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening–and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning–including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students.
In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools.

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

Kozol, Jonathan
Three Rivers 2005 Dewey Dec. 379

Since the early 1980s, when the federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, segregation of black children has reverted to its highest level since 1968. In many inner-city schools, a stick-and-carrot method of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons is now used with students. Meanwhile, as high-stakes testing takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal education has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction that would be rejected out of hand by schools that serve the mainstream of society.
Filled with the passionate voices of children, principals, and teachers, and some of the most revered leaders in the black community, The Shame of the Nation pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, but directly challenges the chilling practices now being forced upon our urban systems. In their place, Kozol offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.

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

Maguire, James
Rodale 2006 Dewey Dec. 372.6

Here is a captivating slice of Americana – part sporting event, part absorbing human drama, and part celebration of the magic of words.
Every spring in the nation’s capital, after a starting pool of 10 million kids narrows to 250 finalists, America’s top young spellers face off in a nail-biting contest. So electric is the drama that millions of viewers tune in to watch ESPN’s live telecast
But this national obsession is much more than a sporting story – and this first-ever narrative nonfiction book about the National Spelling Bee immerses the reader in unique subculture, portraying the endearing fraternity of brilliant, eccentric young word nerds who vie for a gold trophy, a hefty check, and a glorious moment of national fame.
Author James Maguire, who like the contestants is an inveterate word nut, captures the agony and glory of this singularly American event. He profiles the top five spellers across the country, exploring their hopes and dreams – and strategies for winning – as they prepare for their moment in the spotlight. American Bee takes readers behind the scenes at the National Bee, providing a narrative thrill ride as the tension mounts round by round.

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

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

Mortenson, Greg
Viking 2006 Dewey Dec. 371.8

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard
Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood

Neill, A.S.
St. Martin’s Griffin 1996 Dewey Dec. 372

Originally published in 1960, Summerhill became an instant bestseller and a classic volume of education for an entire generation. Now, this thoroughly expanded and revised version of the original Summerhill reinstates the revolutionary “free school” traditions begun by Summerhill’s founder A.S. Neill.
As American education lags behind the rest of the world, this new edition is more timely than ever. The children of today face struggles far greater than any previous generation and we, as parents and teachers, must teach them now to make choices for themselves and to learn from the outcome of their decisions.
This classic work yet again invites a new view of childhood and presents an essential treatise that challenges us to rethink our approach to education.

Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2014

Peterson’s 2013

Peterson’s Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams is exactly what you need if you’re in eighth grade and are preparing to continue your education at a Catholic high school. Peterson’s guide has been specifically designed to assist you with preparing for and taking the most commonly used Catholic high school entrance exams. We not only help you develop test-taking skills but also provide descriptions and examples of each entrance exam with eight full-length practice tests; two New York City Tests for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS), two Cooperative Entrance Exams (COOPs), two High School Placement Tests (HSPTs), one Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), and one Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Also, details and expert test-prep strategies, guidance on all test formats and scoring, and thorough review of verbal, math and quantitative sections of the exams.

Peterson’s Private Secondary Schools

Peterson’s Staff
Peterson’s 2004

This valuable resource gives students and their parents the information they need to compare and select from private schools in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. Highlighting a wide variety of schools, including independent day schools, special needs schools, and boarding schools, it features informative data profiles for more than 1,500 schools.

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

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

Ravitch, Diane
Basic 2010 Dewey Dec. 379

A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts.
Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today’s most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril.
The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.

The Troubled Crusade: American Education, 1945-1980

Ravitch, Diane
Basic 1983 Dewey Dec. 370.9

This widely praised history of the controversies that have beset American schools and universities since World War II is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the condition of American education today.

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

Rupp, Rebecca
Three Rivers 1998 Dewey Dec. 371

This exhaustive and comprehensive sourcebook provides parents and teachers with information on all the resources needed to plan a well-balanced curriculum for the home or the classroom, from preschool through high school. The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook not only covers basic academic subjects–the three R’s–but also addresses interests that are off the beaten path of public school curricula, such as paleontology and meteorology. Thorough and up-to-date, this invaluable resource reviews all possible learning tools.
Arranged by subject, including “Philosophy,” “Life Skills,” and “Electronic Media,” the sourcebook’s organization and succinct and insightful entries make it a breeze to use.

True Notebooks: A Writer’s Year at Juvenile Hall

Salzman, Mark
Knopf 2003 Dewey Dec. 371.9

In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.’s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. In voices of indelible emotional presence, the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. We see them coming to terms with their crime-ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves. Insightful, comic, honest and tragic, True Notebooks is an object lesson in the redemptive power of writing.

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

Siegel, Lawrence M.
Nolo 2011 Dewey Dec. 371.9

Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP): Lots of steps, complicated paperwork and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on……but you can do it, and The Complete IEP Guide can help.
“The Complete IEP Guide” offers vital information, useful strategies and — most importantly — encouragement as you secure your child’s education, step by step. It includes everything you need to:
– understand your child’s rights
– untangle eligibility rules and assessments
– collect all school records
– draft goals and objectives
– pinpoint specific problems
– develop a blueprint of program and services
– research school programs and alternative
– prepare for IEP meetings
– resolve disputes with your school district

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE

The Princeton Review 2015 Edition

Silas, Elizabeth
Penguin Random House 2014

Get all the prep you need to ace the SSAT & ISEE with 6 full-length practice tests, up-to-date content reviews for every test section, and extra practice online.
Techniques That Actually Work.
• Powerful tactics to avoid traps and beat the SSAT & ISEE for Elementary/Lower, Middle, and Upper Level Students
• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing strategically
• Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder
Everything You Need To Know for a High Score.
• Complete coverage of the Math, Verbal, and Reading sections for both tests
• Thorough review of fundamental math skills
• Targeted lists of frequently appearing SSAT and ISEE vocabulary words
Practice Your Way to Perfection.
• 5 full-length, in-book practice tests (2 for SSAT, 3 for ISEE) with detailed scoring instructions
• 1 full-length, downloadable SSAT Elementary Level exam online
• Practice questions for every level, subject, and question type

Education: Intellectual, Moral and Physical

Spencer, Herbert
Bardeen 1894 Dewey Dec. 370

The One Best System: a History of American Urban Education

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

The One Best System presents a major new interpretation of what actually happened in the development of one of America’s most influential institutions. At the same time it is a narrative in which the participants themselves speak out: farm children and factory workers, frontier teachers and city superintendents, black parents and elite reformers. And it encompasses both the achievements and the failures of the system: the successful assimilation of immigrants, racism and class bias; the opportunities offered to some, the injustices perpetuated for others.
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

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

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


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.

Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport, 15th edition.

Wuest, Deborah A. and Bucher, Charles A.
McGraw-Hill 2006 Dewey Dec.

Integrating the traditional presentation of the nature, scope, philosophy, and history of physical education and sport with the growing career opportunities available within this dynamic field, this text addresses the challenges and the future of the discipline. It emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers, addressing areas such as teaching, coaching, exercise leadership, athletic training, sport management, and sport media.

Here are thousands of free online books on Education topics, for use by school administrators, teachers, students, and their parents. Included are textbooks, books on policy, and test preparation books for the standardized SSAT test and the ISEE test. Also, guidance for teachers and school administrators, books on educational research and theory, and management of schools. Learning disabilities or learning disorders, homeschooling and distance learning are covered as well, and there are directories of private schools. All, or nearly all, of these eBooks are hosted by the Internet Archive.

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