Influential Books August 2009 to May 2012

As I was working on my reading list from the past few months (what I've read, what I'm reading, what I'm going to read over the holiday break), I decided to go back and pull the key books from my Masters work:

Boler, Megan. Feeling power : emotions and education.

Boler, M. (2010). Digital media and democracy: Tactics in hard times. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Bowers, C. A. (1988). The cultural dimensions of educational computing: Understanding the non-neutrality of technology. New York: Teachers College Press.

Bowers, C. A. (2000). Let them eat data: How computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Bowers, C. A. The promise of theory : education and the politics of cultural change

Brookfield, S. D. (1995). Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Fransicso, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brookfield, S. D. (2005). The power of critical theory: Liberating adult learning and teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brookfield, S. D. (2006). The skillful teacher: On trust, technique and responsiveness in the classroom (2nd ed.) San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brookfield, S. D. (2011). Teaching for critical thinking: Tools and techniques to help students question their assumptions. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Carr, Wilfred & Kemmis, Stephen. Becoming critical : education, knowledge, and action research.

Cranton, P. (1994). Understanding and promoting transformative learning: A guide for educators of adults. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cranton, P. (2006). Understanding and promoting transformative learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroom use of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers College Press.

Cuban, L. (2001). Oversold and underused: Computers in the classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Denzin, Norman K. Qualitative inquiry under fire : toward a new paradigm dialogue.

Egan, Kieran. Teaching as storytelling : an alternative approach to teaching and curriculum in the elementary school.

Egan, Kieran & McEwan, Hunter (ed.). Narrative in teaching, learning, and research.

Fairclough, N. (2003). Analysing discourse: Textual analysis for social research. London, UK: Routledge.

Feenberg, A. (1991). Critical theory of technology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Feenberg, A. (1999). Questioning technology. London, UK: Routledge.

Feenberg, A. (2002). Transforming technology: A critical theory revisited. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ferneding, K. (2003). Questioning technology: Electronic technologies and educational reform. New York: Peter Lang.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed.

Gee, J. P. (2005). An introduction to discourse analysis: Theory and method (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

Giroux, Henry A. Theory and resistance in education : a pedagogy for the opposition.

Gitlin, Andrew (ed.). Power and method : political activism and educational research.

Jackson, M. G. (2008). Transformative learning for a new worldview: Learning to think differently. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and critical pedagogy: an introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.

Kincheloe, Joe L. & Berry, Kathleen S. Rigour and complexity in educational research : conceptualizing the bricolage.

Kuhn, Thomas S. The structure of scientific revolutions.

Lakoff, G. & Johnson, L. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Law, John. After method : mess in social science research.

Madison, D. Soyini. Critical ethnography : method, ethics, and performance.

Mayer, Richard E. The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning.

McNiff, Jean, Lomax, Pamela, & Whitehead, Jack. You and your action research project.

McNiff, Jean & Whitehead, Jack. Action research : principles and practice.

McNiff, Jean. Doing and writing action research.

Merriam, Sharon B. (ed). Non-Western perspectives on learning and knowing.

Mezirow, J. (1991). Transformative dimensions of adult learning. San Francisco: JosseyBass

Mezirow, J. (2000). Learning as transformation: Critical perspectives on a theory in progress. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Mezirow, J., & Taylor, E. W. (2009). Transformative learning in practice: Insights from community, workplace, and higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Mitcham, C. (1994). Thinking through technology: The path between engineering and philosophy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

O’Sullivan, E.,Morrell, A.,& O’Connor, M. A. (Eds.). (2002). Expanding the boundaries of transformative learning: Essays on theory and praxis. New York: Palgrave.

Palmer, P. J. (1980). The promise of paradox: A celebration of contradictions in the Christian life. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press.

Palmer, P. J. (1981). The company of strangers: Christians and the renewal of America’s public life. New York, NY: Crossroad Publishing Company.

Palmer, P. J. (1983). To know as we are known: Education as a spiritual journey. San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins.

Palmer, P. J. (1990). The active life: A spirituality of work, creativity, and caring. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Palmer, P. J. (1998). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Palmer, P. J. (2000). Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of vocation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Palmer, P. J. (2004). A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Palmer, P. J. & Zajonc, A. (2010). The heart of higher education: A call to renewal. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Parker, Stuart. Reflective teaching in the postmodern world : a manifesto for education in postmodernity.

Postman, N. (1993). Technopoly: the surrender of culture to technology. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

Postman, N. The End of Education.

Postman, N. & Weingartner, C. (1969). Teaching as a subversive activity. New York, NY: Dell.

Rosnak, Theodore. The cult of information : the folklore of computers and the true art of thinking.

Searle, J. (2010). Making the social world: The structure of human civilization. New York, Oxford University Press.

Searle, John R. Speech acts: an essay in the philosophy of language.

Seidman, Irving. Interviewing as qualitative research : a guide for researchers in education and the social sciences.

Whitehead, Jack & McNiff, Jean. Action research : living theory

Yin, R. K. (2009). Case study research: Design and methods (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA:

Zajonc, Arthur et al. The new physics and cosmology : dialogues with the Dalai Lama.


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