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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Life Lessons: The Case for a National Education Service by Melissa Benn
    Life Lessons: The Case for a National Education Service - by Melissa Benn

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788732208 | ISBN 10: 1788732200

    A radical agenda to make our education system fit for the twenty-first century.  Our education system has been damaged by politicians who have arrogantly imposed a regime of market-driven reforms. It is time to reframe education as an essenti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Decolonising the University by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial and Kerem Nişancıoğlu
    Decolonising the University - by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial and Kerem Nişancıoğlu

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745338200 | ISBN 10: 0745338208

    In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international movement calling for the decolon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
    Pedagogy of the Oppressed - by Paulo Freire

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241301111 | ISBN 10: 0241301114

    Arguing that 'education is freedom', Paulo Freire's radical international classic contends that traditional teaching styles keep the poor powerless by treating them as passive, silent recipients of knowledge.  Grounded in Freire's own experience ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Feminist Manifesto for Education by Miriam E. David
    A Feminist Manifesto for Education - by Miriam E. David

    £15.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509504275 | ISBN 10: 1509504273

    The idea that gender equality in education has been achieved is now a staple of public debate. As a result, educational policies and practices often do not deal explicitly with gender issues, such as sexual abuse, harassment or violence. Exaggeration ... more

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  • Cover image of book Academics in Action! A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service by S.L. Barnes, L.Brinkley-Rubinstein, B. Doykos, N.C. Martin and A. McGuire (Eds)
    Academics in Action! A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service - by S.L. Barnes, L.Brinkley-Rubinstein, B. Doykos, N.C. Martin and A. McGuire (Eds)

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780823268801 | ISBN 10: 0823268802

    The academy is often described as an ivory tower, isolated from the community surrounding it. Presenting the theory, vision, and implementation of a socially engaged program for the Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) in Peabody ... more

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  • Cover image of book Good Ideas: How to be Your Child
    Good Ideas: How to be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher - by Michael Rosen

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781444796445 | ISBN 10: 1444796445

    We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
    Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241246238 | ISBN 10: 0241246237

    'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life coul ... more

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  • Cover image of book Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality by Ben Kirshner
    Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality - by Ben Kirshner

    £18.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781479898053 | ISBN 10: 1479898058

    This is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freire and Education by Antonia Darder
    Freire and Education - by Antonia Darder

    £21.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780415538404 | ISBN 10: 0415538408

    One of the most influential educational philosophers of our times, Paulo Freire contributed to a revolutionary understanding of education as an empowering and democratizing force in the lives of the disenfranchised. In this deeply personal introducti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Red Schoolbook (3rd Original and Uncensored Edition) by Soren Hansen and Jensen Jesper
    The Little Red Schoolbook (3rd Original and Uncensored Edition) - by Soren Hansen and Jensen Jesper

    £5.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780661308 | ISBN 10: 1780661304

    When it first appeared in the 1970s, The Little Red Schoolbook was banned by the UK authorities, which confiscated copies and prosecuted the publisher under the Obscene Publications Act. Why? Because this little book aimed to educate teenagers about ... more

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  • Cover image of book Body Image in the Primary School by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland
    Body Image in the Primary School - by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland

    £24.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415561914 | ISBN 10: 0415561914

    * The average child watches between 20,000 and 40,000 adverts a year. * Girls as young as six are cutting down on what they eat to stay thinner. * Three quarters of ten and eleven year olds would like to change their appearance.  Body image ... more

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  • Cover image of book School Blues by Daniel Pennac
    School Blues - by Daniel Pennac

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906694876 | ISBN 10: 1906694877

    Daniel Pennac has never forgotten what it was like to be a very unsatisfactory student, nor the day one of his teachers saved his life by assigning him the task of writing a novel. This was the moment Pennac realized that no-one has to be a failure f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children
    Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature - by Julia L. Mickenberg and Philip Nel (editors)

    £21.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780814757215 | ISBN 10: 0814757219

    In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, Strike down the wall! and liberates itself from the egg state. In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell by The Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell
    Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell - by The Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780767931724 | ISBN 10: 0767931726

    "There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet...What could be more soul-satisfying? These are the most influential professionals most of u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peaceful Resistance: Building a Palestinian University Under Occupation by Gabi Baramki
    Peaceful Resistance: Building a Palestinian University Under Occupation - by Gabi Baramki

    £22.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780745329314 | ISBN 10: 0745329314

    This book tells the remarkable story of Birzeit University, Palestine's oldest university in the Occupied Territories. Founded against the backdrop of occupation, it is open to all students, irrespective of income. Putting the study of democracy and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Schools within Schools: Human Scale Education in Practice by Wendy Wallace
    Schools within Schools: Human Scale Education in Practice - by Wendy Wallace

    £8.50   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781903080122 | ISBN 10: 1903080126

    England has 25 contemporary monster schools of more than 2,000 students, four times as many as a decade ago. There are 263 English secondaries twice as many as when Labour took office of 1,500 to 2,000 students. Large schools are cost effecti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens by Julie Duckworth
    The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens - by Julie Duckworth

    £10.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845901356 | ISBN 10: 1845901355

    We live in a society consumed by materialism and the desire for more. Does this mean our next generation of children will grow up being literate and numerate greedy consumers whose lives are judged by the size of their houses and the latest model BMW ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader by Edited by Matt Hern
    Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader - by Edited by Matt Hern

    £10.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904859833 | ISBN 10: 1904859836

    What's wrong with our education? School! Debates about education often revolve around standardized testing, taxes and funding, teacher certificationeverything except how to best help kids develop learning skills. Everywhere All the Time presen ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great City Academy Fraud by Francis Beckett
    The Great City Academy Fraud - by Francis Beckett

    £30.00   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780826495136 | ISBN 10: 0826495133

    This highly controversial and compelling book exposes the government's city academies project: the ways in which companies and rich individuals have been persuaded to sponsor academies, their real reasons for sponsoring them, the lies that have been ... more

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  • Cover image of book Essential Creativity in the Classroom: Inspiring Kids by Kaye Thorne
    Essential Creativity in the Classroom: Inspiring Kids - by Kaye Thorne

    £22.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415368810 | ISBN 10: 0415368812

    Essential Creativity is about giving all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential. It is about developing real partnerships between parents, teachers, businesses and the community, identifying best practice, finding teachers that are inspir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pedagogy of Indignation by Paulo Freire
    Pedagogy of Indignation - by Paulo Freire

    £28.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781594510519 | ISBN 10: 1594510512

    The last book written by Paulo Freire before his death, Pedagogy of Indignation speaks to the necessity of making and remaking oneself throughout a lifetime, the role of education in personal development, and the daily life tensions between freedom a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Educational Counter-Cultures: Confrontations, Images, Vision by Jerome Satterthwaite et al (editors)
    Educational Counter-Cultures: Confrontations, Images, Vision - by Jerome Satterthwaite et al (editors)

    £20.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781858563381 | ISBN 10: 1858563380

    This book is a song of resistance. Drawing on cross-cultural perspectives from Pakistan, Israel, Canada, the US and the UK, the authors challenge readers to envision new ways of thinking for education, ways which draw on imagination, the arts and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers, with Erin Gruwell
    The Freedom Writers Diary - by The Freedom Writers, with Erin Gruwell

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780385494229 | ISBN 10: 038549422x

    Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students whose ranks included substance abus ... more

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  • Cover image of book How 2 Take an Exam...& Remake the World by Bertell Ollman
    How 2 Take an Exam...& Remake the World - by Bertell Ollman

    £11.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781551641706 | ISBN 10: 1551641704

    No one is completely satisfied with the grades they get on exams or with the life that comes along with it. This book explains why, shows how the two are related and - with the help of stories, jokes, cartoons, games, myths, statistics, pop quizzes, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Holistic Educators: Education for the 21st Century by Cara Martin
    The Holistic Educators: Education for the 21st Century - by Cara Martin

    £7.95   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9781900219082 | ISBN 10: 1900219085

    When asked how they feel about their schooling, children from many walks of life seem to have a single one-word answer: "boring!" Yet children are not naturally bored by the world. This simple act alone should surely prompt us to ask why this should ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rules, Routines and Regimentation: Young Children Reporting on Their Schooling by Ann Sherman
    Rules, Routines and Regimentation: Young Children Reporting on Their Schooling - by Ann Sherman

    £8.95   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9781900219013 | ISBN 10: 1900219018

    Very little exists that describes the feelings and thoughts of learners about school. Even less exists about the views of five-year-old young people during the first year of their long, 15,000 hour schooling journey. This book explores their viewpoin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Talking Schools: Ten Lectures by Colin Ward
    Talking Schools: Ten Lectures - by Colin Ward

    £6.00   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780900384813 | ISBN 10: 0900384816

    Gathers together 10 lectures given in the UK and the US at teachers' conferences, meetings of educational progressives etc. Ward talks about the place of the environment in education and urban education among other topics. ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Children Fail by John Holt
    How Children Fail - by John Holt

    £12.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780201484021 | ISBN 10: 0201484021

    In this absorbing study, John Holt uses his lifelong experience in education to answer the questions: Why do children fail? What really goes on in the classroom? What goes on in children's heads? The last chapter is entitled How Schools Fail? which s ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Children Learn by John Holt
    How Children Learn - by John Holt

    £11.99   paperback   (1983) - ISBN 13: 9780140136005 | ISBN 10: 0140136002

    "Children do not need to be made to learn, told what to learn, or shown how...If we give them access to enough of the world, including our own lives and work in that world, they will see what things are truly important to us and to others, and they w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
    Deschooling Society - by Ivan Illich

    £8.95   paperback   (1971) - ISBN 13: 9780714508795 | ISBN 10: 0714508799

    Thirty-odd years since publication and still, unfortunately, a classic and necessary critique of schooling. Schools have failed our individual needs, supporting misleading notions of "progress" and development fostered by the belief that ever-increas ... more

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