Sample Program Readings
Note: Each cohort uses a different set of books, and this list is not comprehensive. It represents the most commonly used books over the past five years. Other common authors include Vygotsky, Freire, Plato, Rousseau, Sonja Nieto, Parker Palmer, and bell hooks. See the cohort themes and websites for book lists for particular cohorts.
Alexie, Sherman. (2004). Ten Little Indians. Grove.
Arends, Richard. (1996). Classroom Instruction and Management. McGraw-Hill.
Atwell, Nancie. (1998). In the Middle: New Understanding About Writing, Reading, and Learning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Banks, James A. & Cherry. (2006). Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (6th Edition). Wiley.
Cohen, Elizabeth G. (1994). Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom (2nd Edition). Teachers College Press, Columbia University.
Daniels, Harvey & Bizar, Marilyn. (2004). Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods that Matter K-12. Stenhouse.
Delpit, Lisa. (2006 revised edition). Other People's Children. New York: New Press.
Dewey, John. (1997 edition). Experience and Education. Touchstone/Simon and Schuster.
Dewey, John. (1997 edition). Democracy and Education. Free Press.
Gould, Stephen J. (1996). The Mismeasure of Man. W.W. Norton Co.
Johnson, Allan. (1997). Power Privilege and Difference. McGraw-Hill.
Kohl, Herb. (1994). "I Won't Learn from You": And Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment. New York: New Press.
Landau, Barbara McEwan. (2004). The Art of Classroom Management: Building Equitable Learning Communities. Pearson Education.
Mooney, Jonathan & David Cole. (2001). Learning Outside the Lines. Fireside/Simon and Schuster.
Rogoff, Barbara. (2003). The Cultural Nature of Human Development. New York: Oxford University Press.
Spring, Joel H. (2004). The American School, 1642-2004 (6th Edition). McGraw-Hill.
Stiggins, R. J. (2004). Student-centered classroom assessment. Merrill.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. (2003 revised ed). "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race. New York: Basic Books.
Weaver, Constance. (2002). Reading Process and Practice (3rd Edition). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Wolfe, Patricia. (2001). Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. Reston, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.