Which five books on educational reform should I read? Related Tags: Community Bulletin Board More Related Discussions dbixby001 , Citizen who understands Education is the most important piece in society. Posted 08/06/2011 5:28AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 25 Replies 3340 Views There are likely many great books about educational reform. Which five are the most informative, relevant, and likely to make a difference? Which one should I read first? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 25 Share Comments (25 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 8/8/2011 5:06pm Hubert V. Yeesocial media and marketing manager of startup Try reading The retreat from race: Asian-American admissions and racial politics by Dana Y. Takagi. It's one of my favorites. Any books you've found interesting so far? Sign in to vote! Posted 8/10/2011 10:37am Elana LeoniDirector of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer Staff Diane Ravitch's book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education," illustrates and analyzes from a historical perspective all of the educational reform movements in the U.S. It's a must read: http://www.amazon.com/Death-Great-American-School-System/dp/0465014917. Sign in to vote! Posted 8/10/2011 11:17am DhabsHigh School social studies teacher from Vancouver, WA Great book and should be required for all teachers to help understand the reasons for the push for testing, teacher accountability, and charter schools. Sign in to vote! Posted 8/10/2011 12:23pm Brad Tiegs8th Grade Social Studies from Garland, Texas I liked the book by Dan Willingham's, Why Don't Students Like School? It has ideas that schools could implement and are backed by research. Plus it has great section on how to improve your teaching and for administrators to foster better educators. Sign in to vote! Posted 8/10/2011 3:19pm Doug BergmanHead of Computer Science at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC This book brings some very interesting observations to the surface! Why do kids play games for hours and hours, yet we cannot get them to study for their history test for one hour? What is it about games that keeps them so engaged, eager, and hungry for more, even when they fail at the game? Wouldn't it be interesting if we could find out and BRING THAT INTO THE CLASSROOM. Well, Jane has written an incredible book that addresses that head on. If you a teacher who wants to consider a different way forward in eduction...RUN....don't walk to the bookstore to get this book. Sign in to vote! Discussion New App Builder allows Families and Children to Collaborate on "Back to School" Apps... Free, and with no AdvertisementsLast comment 1 day 17 min ago in Community Bulletin Board article Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and ConferencesLast comment 1 month 2 weeks ago in Community Bulletin Board Discussion Small Change - Financial Foundations for KidsLast comment 2 days 21 hours ago in Community Bulletin Board article The Big List of Educational Grants and ResourcesLast comment 2 weeks 2 days ago in Community Partnerships Discussion 3D Printing Professional Developemnt for teachers and student classes Last comment 2 days 21 hours ago in Community Bulletin Board Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?