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History of Education: Books I Suggest

Selected Bibliography

Some texts either specifically or indirectly on the history of education and education theory (pedagogy) that have influenced me. The list is exported from my Bookends database, so there might be some formatting errors. I am trying to clean up my database, but I have several thousand books in the system (and on my shelves).

Beniger, James. The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Berlin, James A. Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures : Refiguring College English Studies. Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition. West Lafayette, Ind.: Parlor Press, 2003.

Corbett, Edward P. J., Nancy Myers, and Gary Tate. The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. 4th ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 0195123778 (alk. paper)
Cuban, Larry. The Blackboard and the Bottom Line : Why Schools Can't Be Businesses. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.

---. How Scholars Trumped Teachers : Change without Reform in University Curriculum, Teaching, and Research, 1890-1990. New York: Teachers College Press, 1999.

---. Oversold and Underused : Computers in the Classroom. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.

---. Teachers and Machines : The Classroom Use of Technology since 1920. New York: Teachers College Press, 1986.

Diels, Hermann, and Rosamond Kent Sprague. The Older Sophists : A Complete Translation By Several Hands of the Fragments in Die Fragmente Der Vorsokratiker, Edited By Diels-Kranz. With a New Edition of Antiphon and of Euthydemus. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub., 2001. 

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. 2nd ed., Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 

Flynn, Daniel J. Intellectual Morons : How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas. New York: Crown Forum, 2004. 1400053552 (hardcover)

Fuller, Steve. The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies. New York: Routledge, 2006. 0415941040 (hardcover : acid-free paper) 0415941059 (pbk.: acid-free paper) 9780415941044 9780415941051

Hanson, Victor Davis, and John Heath. Who Killed Homer? : The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom. New York: Free Press, 1998. 0684844532

Healy, Jane M. Endangered Minds : Why Children Don't Think--and What We Can Do About It. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Kimball, Roger. Tenured Radicals : How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education. 3rd ed ed., Chicago, Ill: Ivan R. Dee, 2008. 9781566637961 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1566637961 (pbk.: alk. paper)

Kramer, Rita. Ed School Follies : The Miseducation of America's Teachers. New York Toronto: Free Press Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1991. 0029176425

Marrou, H. I. A History of Education in Antiquity. 1956. New York: Mentor Books, 1964. 
Matthews, Eric. Merleau-Ponty : A Guide for the Perplexed. London ; New York, NY: Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006. 0826485316 (hardback) 0826485324 (pbk.)
Miller, D. W. "Anthropologists Exploring Silicon Valley Find 'the Best, the Brightest, the Greediest'." Chronicle of Higher Education  (1999): A21-22.

Morris, Van Cleve. Existentialism in Education: What it Means. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. 

Murphy, James Jerome. A Short History of Writing Instruction : From Ancient Greece to Modern America. 2nd ed, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2001. 1880393301 (alk. paper)

Oppenheimer, Todd. The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology. New York: Random House, 2003.

Pernot, Laurent. Rhetoric in Antiquity. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2005. 9780813214078 (pbk. alk. paper) 0813214076 (pbk. alk. paper)
Piaget, Jean, and Bärbel Inhelder. The Psychology of the Child. New York,: Basic Books, 1969. 
Poulakos, Takis. Speaking for the Polis : Isocrates' Rhetorical Education. Vol. Studies in rhetoric/communication Columbia, S.C: University of South Carolina Press, 1997. 1570031770 (cloth)
Prothero, Stephen R. Religious Literacy : What Every American Needs to Know--and Doesn't. 1st ed. ed., [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 2007. 0060846704 (cloth) 9780060846701 (cloth)
Putnam, Robert D. Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 0684832836

Ravitch, Diane. The Language Police : How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn. 1st Vintage Books ed., New York: Vintage Books, 2004. 1400030641 (pbk.)

Sarason, Seymour Bernard. Educational Reform : A Self Scrutinizing Memoir. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002.

Sarason, Seymour Bernard, and Robert L. Fried. The Skeptical Visionary : A Seymour Sarason Education Reader. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003.

Sarason, Seymour Bernard, and Seymour Bernard Sarason. Revisiting "The Culture of the School and the Problem of Change". The Series on School Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996.

Stoll, Clifford. Silicon Snake Oil : Second Thoughts on the Information Highway. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Tate, Gary, Amy Rupiper, and Kurt Schick. A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 0195125363 (pbk. acid-free paper)

Tyack, David B., and Larry Cuban. Tinkering toward Utopia : A Century of Public School Reform. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995.


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