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Books readers might enjoy that informed Ann when writing Possible Schools

For inspiration

Csikszentmihalyi, M., (1993). The evolving self, New York: HarperCollins.

Edelman, M.W., (1995). Guide my feet. Boston: Beacon, 1995.

On leadership

Bennis, W., (1989). Why leaders can’t lead. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Biederman, P. & Bennis, W., (1997). Organizing genius. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Bennis, W. & Biederman, P. W. (1997). Organizing genius: The secrets of creative collaboration. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

On Reggio schools

Bambini: The Italian approach to infant/toddler care, (2001). Eds: L. Gandini & C. Edwards. New York: Teachers College Press.

Malaguzzi, L. & Filippini, T., (1991). The very little ones of silent pictures. Reggio Emilia, Municipal Infant/Toddler Centers.

Rinaldi, C., (1991). "Introduction to Lara’s Story," in Notebooks. Reggio Emilia: Municipal Infant/Toddler Centers.

Spaggiari, S., Malaguzzi, L., & Dolci, M., (1990). Everything has a shadow except ants. Reggio Emilia: Municipal Infant/Toddler Centers.

On thinking and learning

Gardner, H., (1991). The unschooled mind, New York: Basic Books.

Perkins, D., (1992). Smart schools. New York: Free Press.

Books readers might enjoy that informed Ann when writing Powerful Children

On Cognition

Damasio, A., (1994). Descartes’ error. New York: Putnam.

Berk, L & Winsler, A., (1995). Scaffolding children’s learning: Vygotsky and early childhood education. Washington, DC: NAEYC.

Eisner, E., (2002). The arts and the creation of mind. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Gardner, H., (1993). Creating Minds: An anatomy of creativity. New York: Basic Books.

Gardner, H., (1980). Artful scribbles: The significance of children’s drawingsr. New York: Basic Books.

Hawkins, D., (1974). The informed vision: Essays on learning and human nature. New York: Agathon Press.

Perkins, D. & Tishman, S., (2006). "Learning that matters: Toward a dispositional perspective on education and its research needs." Cambridge, MA: Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Perkins, D., (1995). Outsmarting IQ:The emerging science of learnable intelligence. New York: Free Press.

Perkins, D., (1995). Knowledge as design. Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum.

Pinker, S., (1994). The language instinct: How the mind creates language. New York: HarperCollins.

Wilson, F., (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. New York: Pantheon Books.

On Italian early education

Corsaro, W. & Molinari, L., (2005). I compagni: Understanding children’s transition from preschool to elementary school. New York: Teachers College Press.

Edwards, C., Gandini, L., & Forman, G. (1998). The hundred languages of children. (2nd ed.). Greenwich, CT: Ablex.

Lewin-Benham, A., (2006). Possble Schools: The urban approach to early education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Rinaldi, C., (2006). In dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, researching and learning. London, Routledge.

On testing in American schools

Sacks, P., (1999). Standardized minds: The high price of America’s testing culture and what we can do to change it. New York: Perseus.
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