Margit Watts

Margit Misangyi Watts

There have been a vast variety of books written within the past few years that address the challenges confronting education. Among the best are Boyer, Ernest L. (1987) College: The Undergraduate Experience in America. New York: Harper and Row; Simpson, Ronald D. and Susan H. Frost. (1993) Inside College: Undergraduate Education for the Future. New York: Insight Books; Douglas, George H. (1992) Education Without Impact: How our Universities Fail the Young. New York: A Birch Lane Press Book; Goodlad, (1994) John I. Educational Renewal: Better Teachers, Better Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers; Oakley, Francis. (1992) Community of Learning: The American College and the Liberal Arts Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press; and Solomon, Robert and Jon. (1993) Up the University: Re-Creating Higher Education in America. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Additionally, the following authors address context as an important framework within education: Gertstner, Louis V., Jr., Semerad, Roger D., Doyle, Denis Philip, and Johnston, William B. (1994) Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools. New York: Dutton. Kuh, George D. et al. (1991) Involving Colleges. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. Sizer, Theodore R. (1992) Horace's School: Redesigning the American High School. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Of course, there are a myriad of other sources that are helpful and informative. These are but a few of them:

Barell, J. (1991). Teaching for Thoughtfulness. New York: Longman.

Barzun, J. (1991) Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bateson, M.C. (1994). Peripheral Visions. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.

Bellah, R.N., Madsen, R., Sullivan, W.M., Swidler, A., and Tipton, S.M. (1985). Habits of the Heart. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers.

Bok, Derek. Higher Learning. (1986) Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Christensen, C.R., Garvin, D.A., and Sweet, A. (Eds.). (1991) Education for Judgment. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Coles, R. (1993). The Call of Service. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Gardner, Howard. (1983) Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic Books.

Levine, Arthur and Jeanette S. Cureton. (1998) When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc.

Markus, G.B., Howard, J.P.F. and King, David. C. (1993). Integrating Community Service and Classroom Instruction Enhances Learning: Results from an Experiment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 15(4), 410-419.

Palmer, Parker. (1998) The Courage to Teach; Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc.

Perelman, Lewis J. (1992) School’s Out. New York: Avon Books.

Postman, Neil. (1995) The End of Education. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Wingspread Group on Higher Education. (1993) An American Imperative: Higher Expectations for Higher Education. The Johnson Foundation.


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