Charles Eastman – Indian Boyhood

Charles Eastman – Indian Boyhood

Charles Eastman, a Native American writer and physician chronicles his childhood experiences as a native Santee Sioux Indian. Although it is commonly supposed that there was no systematic education and training of aboriginal children in tribal settings Eastman’s...
Peter Drucker – Post-Capitalist Society

Peter Drucker – Post-Capitalist Society

In his book, Post-capitalist society, Peter Drucker, a self-described “social ecologist” and management consultant examines the emergence of the information society and its impact on capitalism and workers. Although the world economy may remain a market economy and...
Paul Enrlich – Human Natures

Paul Enrlich – Human Natures

Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich makes an argument based on evolutionary theory, that humans evolved over millions of years into “small-group animals”. This includes what he calls strong evidence that “unique features of our brains evolved in large part to solve the...
Jim Trelease – The Read-Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease – The Read-Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease is the American troubadour of reading out loud to children. His website is a beehive of activity to support reading. For those who believe that reading is the job of schools and teachers, Trelease points out that by the age of six a child has been in...
Shirley Heath – Ways with Words

Shirley Heath – Ways with Words

Based upon data from a decade long ethnography, Shirley Heath’s classic essay from 1982 powerfully demonstrates that the way homes and families organize themselves to focus on language socialization is foundational to children’s success with literacy. The sweep of the...