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    Must Schools Fail? The Growing Debate in Canadian Education by Byrne, Niall; Quarter, Jack

    Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972. xii, 301 pages. Tight and clean book with minor edgewear; spine creased lightly but quite sound. University bookstore price stamped facing inside front cover, balance of contents is clean with no other marks. Excellent copy of a very hard-to-find book. After nearly 35 years, it may be time to revisit some of the questions posed in this book: many of them have been ignored rather than solved by recent government initiatives. This book comprises six sections: Schools and Education (The Alternative to Schooling by Ivan Illich, restructuring the school system, free schools); The Teacher and Education (teacher's role in the classroom, teacher and curiosity, innovation); New Themes in Education (infant education, moral education, education and women); Educational Decision-Making (the case for community control of schools, high school experience); Cultural Diversity and Education (the African-Canadian experience, the Italian-Canadian child and family, French-Canadian child in an English-speaking school system); Canadian Education and American Influence (Canadian textbooks and the American "knowledge industry", reflections on Americanisation). Search our inventory for more books on alternative education, education in Canada, etc.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 6 x 9 in. (15cm x 23cm).


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    Real Life at Moo Baan Dek: The Coming of Age of an Alternative Education Community by Rajani Dhongchai, ; Pibhop Dhongchai, ; Cowhey, Ellen; Pipob Udomittipong,

    Children Village School, 1997. Paperback. Very Good. Children Village School, 1997. Paperback. Very Good. 157 pp. Moderate edgewear; otherwise excellent unread condition. Activities of a primary school meant for deprived children in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. [B6]


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    Speech and Hearing Disorders in Children. by Jerome G. Alpiner

    Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. Paperback First Ed thus; unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: light wear to extremities; considerable rubbing to wrapper covers; former owner's name at front endpaper; a tiny nick at the backstrip; binding square and secure; text clean. Despite the rubbing, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 87pp; index; bibliography. Clean copy without underlining, marginal notes, etc. Guidance Monograph Series, Series V: Guidance and the Exceptional Student. First Ed thus; unstated. Academic Press Paperback.


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    SCHOOLS WITHOUT FAILURE. by Glasser, William, M.D

    New York:: Harper & Row,, 1969.. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. Early printing. Attributes failure in school to faulty education; the main emphasis is on elementary schools, but the principles can be applied at all levels. Still very relevant - in the years since this book was written, school failure has become more widespread. Index. 235 pp.


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    TEACHER. by Ashton-Warner, Sylvia (foreword by Maxine Hong Kingston, signed.)

    New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (1986.). Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.. Trade paperback. The controversial educator describes her teaching methods in a small school among the Maoris in New Zealand. SIGNED by Maxine Hong Kingston at her foreword. Photographs. 224 pp.


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    Learning All the Time by Holt, John

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Perseus Books, 1990. xvii, 169 pages. Bright, clean book with square uncreased spine, tight binding. I noticed one corner-creased and unfolded page and one instance of light pencil in margin, but aside from these minor defects the book is in beautiful condition."This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday environment and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process." -- back cover.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 5.25 x 8.25 in. (13cm x 21cm).


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    THE UNDERACHIEVING SCHOOL. by Holt, John

    New York:: Pitman Publishing Corporation,, (1969.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (bookplate.). First printing. In this, his 4th book, Holt turns his attention to specific problems affecting American eduction - problems which are even more significant today than when he wrote this book. The chapter headings give a sense of the variety of topics: the rat race, the tyranny of testing, making children hate reading ...Bibliography. 209 pp.


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    TEACHER. by Ashton-Warner, Sylvia

    New York:: Bantam,, (1964.). Very good+.. Paperback. The controversial educator describes her teaching methods in a small school among the Maoris in New Zealand. Photographs. 191 pp.


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    RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIFFICULT TIME: A Philosophy of Parental Leadership and High Ideals. by Spock, Dr. Benjamin

    New York:: Norton,, (1974.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a hint of sunning to spine of dj.). First printing. A valuable book when it was first published, and in many ways, Dr Spock's calm common sense is even more needed now. Includes a chapter on drug (especially marijuana) use. 268 pp.


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    Martha Berry - Little Woman with a Big Dream by Blackburn, Joyce

    Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1968. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. Yellow and green hardcover, 2nd printing in dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. A very good copy with minor sunning to the board edges, general shelf-wear, and light bending at the spine tips. Interior is clean and unmarked other than a previous owner's address label to the front pastedown. Binding solid. Unclipped jacket with $3.95 price point. A good jacket with crinkling at the spine tips, a short cut to the top of the front panel and minor soiling. 158 pp., a biography of the pioneering vocational educator, aimed at young adults.


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    SCHOOLS WITHOUT FAILURE. by Glasser, William, M.D

    New York:: Harper & Row,, 1969.. Good in good dust jacket (some discoloration to bottom of textblock, short tears to dj) . Early printing. Attributes failure in school to faulty education; the main emphasis is on elementary schools, but the principles can be applied at all levels. Still very relevant - in the years since this book was written, school failure has become more widespread. Index. 235 pp.


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    Scots Magazine, November 1974

    Dundee and London: Scots Magazine, 1974. Volume 102, No. 2. Articles on Dundee, A.S. Neill (educator & founder of Summerhill), Talla railway, cycling, Roman fort at Ardoch, Harris, right of access - the landlord's view, history, Scots words and placenames, much more. Minor soil and crease to cover, mild edgewear, chip to corner of one page (ads.), contents clean and tight. Cover picture: cyclists "drum up" north of Tarbert, Loch Lomondside. . Paperback. Very Good. 5.5 x 8.5 In . Magazine.


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    A Question of Privilege: Canada's Independent Schools by Gossage, Carolyn

    Toronto: Peter Martin Associates, 1978. 301 (ix) pages; index; bibliography; list of schools. Illustrated with historic photographs. Boards show little or no wear; mild sunning to spine. Binding tight, book clean but for a small stain on fore edge (looks like a drop of coffee). Dust jacket is unclipped, spine sunned, minor wear to extremities. The first comprehensive examination of private schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on archival research and hundreds of interviews, it documents the history and development of 50 schools across Canada. Very readable and full of interesting detail yet informative and keeping in mind the question of the value and relevance of these institutions today.. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Photographs. 6.25 x 9.25 in. (16cm x 23.5cm).


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    Learning Out of School: A Teachers' Guide to the Educational Use of Museums by Harrison, Molly

    London: Ward Lock Educational, 1970. 80 pages; index, bibliography. Completely revised from the 1954 edition. Dark red hardcover with gilt titling on spine. Very clean and bright; binding tight; no flaws noted. Dust jacket is priceclipped, shows slight toning. "A visit to a museum can be a rich source of experience for children of all ages and abilities and this book is intended to help teachers make sure that it is." Harrison covers all aspects, from the "why" of experience-based learning and the "how" of arranging a museum visit to "what" to do at the museum and preparatory or follow-up activities. Illustrated with photographs of students and of work inspired by their museum visits. Includes a chapter on special needs children. Useful reference for teachers, home schoolers, or anyone interested in primary education.. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good to Near Fine.


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    Philosophy of Education: An Introduction by Ayim, M., et al. (editors)

    London, Ontario, Canada: University of Western Ontario, 1979. 205 pages. Tight, clean oversized softcover. Square uncreased spine shows sunning as does back cover. Former owner's name on title page. First two or three pages are separating from glued spine at bottom for an inch or so. An anthology of writings about education collected for use in a university class. Contributors include Ivan Illich, Neil Postman, B. F. Skinner in the first chapter, after which specialized topics such as epistemology and moral education are considered.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8.5 x 11 in. (21.5cm x 28cm).


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    HOW TO SURVIVE IN YOUR NATIVE LAND. by Herndon, James

    New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (1971.). Very good in very good dust jacket.. 3rd printing. Herndon looks at the 'good' mostly white, upper-middle class public schools and discusses the fatal flaws in public education: the system deals with children in groups and in every group there are some winners and some losers. While the educational reform movements of the 60's and 70's have been forgotten by most, the educational level of US children continues to drop (to the point where they had to change the scale on the SATs) and a book like this still contains much that is valuable, even if the hope of reform seems long-dead. 191 pp


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    HOME: The True School - Beyond the Painted Windows by Baldry, Betty

    J. M. LeBel Enterprises Ltd., 1988. 100 pages including 3 pages of references. This is a pioneering Canadian book on home education. Probably the worst looking book in our inventory, with scuffed and battered soft covers, it is nonetheless still sturdy (as to binding) and internally vg - text clean & tight. Ex-library with front endpaper (which was also the title page) removed, inside front cover showing peeled spot from pocket removal and apparent coffee stains which also somewhat affect outside of text block. Spine and fore edge of front cover reinforced with clear book tape. Betty Baldry "was a teacher for 30 years, during which she spent a great deal of time pondering the question of how children might be educated more naturally and with greater respect." The subtitle refers to her childhood experience in a school where the windows were painted white to prevent the outdoors from distracting the children! A very good homeschool primer, which in a surprisingly compact form covers why elementary education is best done at home (according to this veteran teacher); education research from around the world; a basic approach to elementary education, with one chapter apiece devoted to reading, writing, literature, mathematics, science, social studies, phys. ed., and art; and a final chapter of faq's. Really a rarity, both as in "hard to find" and as in a unique book to inform both beginning homeschool parents and their dubious family members.. Trade Paperback. Fair. 6 x 9 in. (15cm x 23cm). Ex-Library.


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    "I WON'T LEARN FROM YOU" and Other thoughts on Creative Maladjustment. by Kohl, Herbert

    New York:: The New Press,, (1994). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. A collection of five essays on education, especially urban public education (and its failures) by this innovative thinker. Foreword by Colin Greer. xvii, 153 pp.


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    Echoes of a Dream (Creative beginnings for parent and child) by Smith, Susan

    London, Ontario: Waldorf School Association of London, 1982. 68 pages. Bibliography. Illlustrated with b&w line drawings by Julian Mulock, and art by Waldorf school children. Activities, art, and celebration to enrich the inner life of children. Practical Waldorf learning in action.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Julian Mulock. 9 x 6 in. (23cm x 15cm).


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    'NEILL! NEILL! ORANGE PEEL!' by Neill, A. S

    New York:: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., (1972.). Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, sunning to spine of dj.). First printing. Warm and very personal autobiography - and comments about his views on everything from reading to women, death, humor and the future - by the founder and head of the controversial school, Summerhill - written 50 years after its founding. An unassuming book, but an important book for anyone interested in education. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 538 pp.


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    High School Revisited: The Sixties. by Robert Clifton & Bob Fogg

    Denver, CO Synergy Publishers, 1989. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ["Bob" - Fogg or Clifton?]. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+: shows very light wear to extremities; very faint discoloration or perhaps toning near the top edge front panel; rear panel shows a faint waviness toward the top edge, which affects the last two or three pages too; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 199pp. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.


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    The Educational Tasks and Content of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum (Waldorf Resource Books, Number 4) by Rawson, Martyn; Richter, Tobias [Editors]

    United Kingdom: Steiner Schools Fellowship Publications, 2005. Reprint. Paperback. Good. Oversize paperback in good condition. Bending at the corners and edge-wear including a bump to the lower rear edge. Light scuffing to the covers. Binding is solid and spine is uncreased and straight. Text is clean and unmarked. 220 pp., number 4 in the resource books for Waldorf and Steiner schools.


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