Comer, James P. “Substitute Parents,”
, June 1986. New York: Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing, 1986.
Comer’s article explains the unique and trusting relationship enjoyed by teens and selected adults.
Schools Without Failure
. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1969.
This book contains Glasser’s plan for improving the quality of American education through applying Glasser’s theories of Reality Therapy to classroom meetings.
. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1965.
Glasser presents a new approach to psychiatry where the client becomes intensely involved with facing reality, rejecting irresponsible behavior, and learning better ways to behave. He bases all human problems on the inability to love, be loved, and feel worthwhile to the self and others.
Porcupines Make Love
. Ed. Alan C, Purves. Lexington, Mass.: Xerox College Publishing, 1972.
This book presents the basic principles of a response-centered English curriculum. Eight authors present articles on theory, classroom structure and conversation, film and the media, writing through visual symbols, drama, the basics of writing, assessment and evaluation, and classroom resources.
. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1970.
Koch presents a curriculum which guarantees success in teaching children how to write poetry. He includes a large anthology of student poetry which is divided into 18 methods and forms for writing poetry.
Kohl, Herbert R.
.” New York: The New York Review, 1967.
Kohl describes his teaching experiences in East Harlem where he put aside the textbook and taught students to write prose and poetry out of their own experiences.
Maslow, Abraham H.
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature
. New York: The Viking Press, 1971.
This book is a posthumous extension of Maslow’s humanistic theories which address biology, synergy, creativity, cognition and education, and the role of science in expanding the study of human nature.
———. Toward a
Psychology of Being
. New York: Litton Educational Publishing, Inc., 1968.
Maslow offers humanistic psychology as an alternative to the behavioristic and Freudian models. He explains his theories in relation to existentialism, motivation, cognition (peak experiences), creativeness (self-actualization), and a hierarchy of human values.
Centered Language Arts Curriculum
A Handbook for Teachers
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1968.
Moffett presents a complete response-centered English curriculum in the following grade sections: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-13. This book is a must for teachers who are changing from a teacher-centered format to a student-centered class.
Raths, Louis E., Harmon, Merrill, Simon, Sidney B.
Values and Teaching
Working with Value
in the Classroom
. Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Books, Inc., 1966.
The authors offer a value-oriented unit which can be adapted to any curriculum or subject matter. They offer 22 classroom methods for implementing a values clarification unit.
Rico, Gabriele Lusser.
Writing the Natural Way
Using Right-Brain Techniques to Release Your Expressive Powers
. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1983.
Rico redefines the writing process through the connection she presents between the act of writing and the domains of the brain’s two hemispheres. She presents a workbook and writing log approach with proven, sample lessons.
Simon, Sidney B., Howe, Leland W., Kirschenbaum, Howard.
A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students
. New York: Hart Publishing Co.,Inc., 1978. This is a collection of teacher developed activities based on the theories of John Dewey and Louis Raths. It is aimed at letting students discover how they make decisions and develop values and judgments.