Klingenstein Readings

Below are the readings for the Klingenstein Summer Institute this year. I haven’t taken the time to go through and alphabetize all the readings. I primarily wanted to post them here for my own reference and for those who were interested in getting a sense of what we read.

English Cohort Readings

  • “Responding To and Evaluating Students’ Papers” (UC Santa Cruz)
  • “Preface” from They Say/I Say by Graff and Birkenstein
  • “The English Apparatus” by Robert Scholes
  • “Hidden Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff
  • “The Purpose of Poetry” by John F. Kennedy
  • Morrison, Toni.  Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (excerpt).
  • Pollitt, Katha. “Why We Read: Canon to the Right of Me. . .” Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism. New York: Knopf. 1994.

Diversity and Plenary Session Readings

  • Coles, Robert. The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination. Chapter 1.
  • McIntosh, Peggy. White People Facing Race: Uncovering the Myths that Keep Racism in Place. Saint Paul: The Saint Paul Foundation, 2009:1-8.
  • McIntosh, Peggy. White Privilege: An Account to Spend. Saint Paul: The Saint Paul Foundation, 2009:1-8.
  • Delpit, Lisa. “The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People’s
  • Children.” Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York: The New Press, 1995.
  • Phillips, D.C. and Soltis, J.F. “Behaviorism.” Perspectives on Learning. New York: Teachers College Press, 1995. 21-31.
  • Willingham, D.T. Why Students Don’t Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How The Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009. Chp 1.
  • Bransford, J.D., et al. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2000. Chapter 1 (“Learning: From Speculation to Science”) and Chapter 2 (“How Experts Differ from Novices”).
  • Gardner, Howard. The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach. New York: Basic Books, 1991.
  • Jennings, Kevin. “The Road from Here.” Independent School Fall 2004: 88-95.
  • “Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth.” GLSEN.
  • Dweck, Carol. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006. Chapter 2 (“Inside the Mindsets”), Chapter 3 (“The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment”), and pp. 187-196 of Chapter 7 (“Teachers [and Parents]: What Makes a Great Teacher [or Parent]?”).
  • Orenstein, Peggy. “Toeing the Line: Schoolgirls.” School Girls:Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap New York: Anchor Books, 1994. 33-49.
  • Kimmel, Michael. “High School: Boot Camp for Guyland.” Guyland:The Perilious World Where Boys Become Men. New York: Harper Collins, 2008. 70-94.
  • New York Times Magazine article “Building a Better Teacher.”
  • Sizer and Sizer. The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract. Preface: “Watching,” Chapter 1 “Modeling,” Chapter 2 “Grappling,” and Afterword: “Thinking.”
  • Green, Jesse. “The Leap.” New York June 7, 2010: 16-21, 85-87.
  • Levine, Madeline. “Challenging the Culture of Affluence: Schools, Parents, and the Psychological Health of Children” Independent School Magazine, 67:1 (Fall 2007)
  • Schmoker, Mike. “Tipping Point: From Feckless Reform to Substantive Instructional Improvement.” Phi Delta Kappan 85.6, (2004) 424-432.
  • Bambino, Deborah. “Critical Friends.” Educational Leadership 59.6 (2002). 25-27.
  • Lewis, C., et al. “Lesson Study Comes of Age in North America.” Phi Delta Kappan 88.4, (2006). 273-281.
  • Shorris, Earl. “On the Uses of a Liberal Education: Part 2 of 2. As a weapon in the hands of the restless poor.” Harper’s Magazine Sep. 1997: 50-59.
  • Morrison, Toni. The Dancing Mind: Speech Upon the Acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. New York: Knopf, 1996.
  • Evans, Robert. “The Culture of Resistance” and “Implementation: Tasks of Transition.” The Human Side of School Change: Reform Resistance and the Real-Live Problems of Innovation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996. 40-73.
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