volumes I, II, III and IV, Mary M. Leue,
by Claudia Berman (vols. I, II), author of The
School Around Us, science writer, and by Emanuel
Pariser (vols. III, IV), teacher and co-founder of
in Camden, Maine.
from a School that Works, by Jane Day, University
Press of America, 1994, reviewed by Mary Leue.
Available from The Community School, Box 555, Camden,
Maine 04843: School's website
by Matt Hern - Foreword by Ivan Illich - "an
overview of all the things people are doing instead of
sending their children to public
at Summerhill School, by Matthew Appleton, former
Summerhill House Parent, review from the back cover
Like An Angel Came I Down,
with Children on the Gospels,
A. Bronson Alcott. Introduction
and edited by Alice O. Howell, Lindisfarne Press,
1991, reviewed by Mary M. Leue
Life in School
- What the Teacher Learned
by Jane Tompkins, Duke University professor, reviewed
by Mary Leue.
the Imaginative Life of Childhood, by Richard Lewis,
Founder of The Touchstone Center in New York, reviewed
by Chris Mercogliano. See his website at
or view a facsimile page
It Up As We Go Along
Story of the Albany Free School
by Herb Kohl. Reviewed by Joseph Chilton Pearce; David
Ruentzel, Teacher magazine.
You Never Stop
Professor's Letters to his
John D. Lawry, Marymount College, reviewed by Mary M.
Life as a Traveling
Master High or
- Libertarian Education in Britain 1890 to
John Shotton, reviewed by Robin
David Gribble (co-founder and longtime member of the
Sands School in England) -
author's personal account of schools in many
countries, reviewed by Robin
Journal of Alternative Education, reviewed by John
Potter. All back issues and reprints of articles
New View of Childhood, by A.S. Neill, edited by
Albert Lamb, reviewed by Chris
Underground History of American
by John Taylor Gatto, a review by Mary M. Leue of the
precursor to the Underground History of American
Education, The Empty Child). \\\
also click here
for a link to a web page for John's book, The
Underground History of American Education, which
also features his forthcoming
also the Gatto
with articles from three of John's books and nine
additional articles, reviews and letters to the editor
- all from SKOLE,
where they originally appeared.
Are Schools For?
by Ron Miller, editor of Holistic Education
Review, founder of "Great Ideas in Education. The
review includes the reactions of educators to this
important educational study.
reviewed here but not available from Down-to-Earth
Jonathan Kozol, reviewed by Mary
Education and Human
Moral Failure of Public Education in America and
Dayle Bethel, ed. Reviewed by Chris
by John Taylor Gatto, reviewed by Ron
Analysis of its Ideas,
by Daniel Goleman, Reviewed by Chris
Growth of the
by Stanley I. Greenspan, reviews by two discerning
Amazon.com customers of an important eye-opening
survey of current brain research!
a book describing and explaining "the new children" -
sometimes seen as "problem" children, often
Ritalinized in school for lack of
Modern School, by Paul
a review by Chris Mercogliano of this pre-Summerhill
anarchist school movement in Spain and the
of books on other (non-school-related)
conversations with my dog,
Helen Weaver - a heart-warming account by the author
of a profound relationship with her dog Daisy and the
equally profound implications of what she shares about
that relationship. Click the title for more
for the review.
A Jungian Psychotherapist Discovers
by Roger Woolger,
Abubakr Salahuddin - Click the title for more
information and here
A Search for the Historical Jesus - From Apocryphal, Buddhist, Islamic
and Sanskrit Sources - by Professor Fida Hassnain - Reviewed by Chris Mercogliano.
for an Earth Family
second volume of poems written over several years by
members of The Free School community.
World's Goin' to End at
one of the community's poems.
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