Books for Preservice Teacher Education

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So, if I were asked to design a program for pre-service teachers, these books would be my starting place.

The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith

Making Learning Whole by David Perkins

The Children’s Machine by Seymour Papert

A Schoolmaster of the Great City by Angelo Patri

She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Herb Kohl

And What Do YOU Mean by Learning by Seymour Sarason?

The Long Haul by Myles Horton

The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation by Lella Gandini, George Forman, and Carolyn Edwards

In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization by Deborah Meier

What to Look for in a Classroom by Alfie Kohn

A Fresh Look at Writing by Donald Graves

Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope by Jonathan Kozol

The Big Picture: Education is Everybody’s Business by Dennis Littky and Samantha Grabelle

A reluctant choice between these books to make sure “math” is covered.

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