Our Back to School Reading List

School is back in session! Here is a list of books about education published by the MIT Press including a handful of new academic titles for the Fall season. In Education Crossing Borders, Dara Fisher chronicles the decade-long collaboration between MIT and Singapore's Education Ministry to establish the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Discover the philosophy of education, considering the fundamental purpose and function of schools, translated into English for the first time in If Schools Didn't Exist. Explore the updated, provocative manifesto intended to serve as a platform for debate and as a resource and inspiration for those teaching in online environments in The Manifesto for Teaching Online.

 

Education Crossing Borders

By Dara Fisher

The chronicle of a ten-year partnership between MIT and Singapore's Education Ministry that shows cross-border collaboration in higher education in action.

“Fisher's book chronicles a bold experiment in which MIT partnered with the Singapore Ministry of Education to establish a new university. It offers valuable lessons about the prospects and perils of cross-border collaborations.” Jason Tan, Associate Professor in Policy, Curriculum & Leadership at the National Institute of Education, Singapore

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If Schools Didn’t Exist 

By Nils Christie 

A classic in the philosophy of education, considering the fundamental purpose and function of schools, translated into English for the first time.

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The Manifesto for Teaching Online

By Sian BaynePeter Evans, Rory Ewins, Jeremy Knox, James Lamb, Hamish Macleod, Clara O'Shea, Jen Ross, Philippa Sheail and Christine Sinclair

An update to a provocative manifesto intended to serve as a platform for debate and as a resource and inspiration for those teaching in online environments.

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School Choice

By David R. Garcia 

An accessible guide to the major issues and arguments surrounding school choice.

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Blend Learning in Practice 

Edited by Amanda G. Madden, Lauren Margulieux, Robert S. Kadel and Ashok K. Goel

A guide to both theory and practice of blended learning offering rigorous research, case studies, and methods for the assessment of educational effectiveness.

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Gaming the Metrics

Edited by Mario Biagioli and Alexandra Lippman

How the increasing reliance on metrics to evaluate scholarly publications has produced new forms of academic fraud and misconduct.

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Lifelong Kindergarten 

By Mitchel Resnick

How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society.

“This is the book I have been waiting for. Lifelong Kindergarten is filled with gems—thoughts about what learning in the 21st century needs to be like, brought to life through evocative and nuanced examples that fire up our own imaginations. Many of us have danced around this topic but no one has hit the bull's-eye like Mitch Resnick has done.”—John Seely BrownFormer Chief Scientist of Xerox and Director of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

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An Inclusive Academy

By Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian

How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society.

“This book provides real solutions and concrete actions that can be taken to make academia more welcoming.”—Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

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