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Recommended Readings

The Council for Standards and Education Reform (CSER) at WEF recommends the following books for a deeper understanding of education and children’s-issues. These books provide a deep insight into commonly occurring issues and suggested responses to the same.

Suggested Readings for School Principals and Administrators

From Good Schools to Great Schools: What Their Principals Do Well
Author: Susan P. (Penny) Gray & William A. Streshly
Published by: Corwin Press

Your First Year As Principal: Everything You Need to Know That They Don't Teach in School
Author: Tena Green
Published by: Atlantic Publishing Group

What Great Principals Do Differently: 15 Things That Matter Most
Author: Todd Whitaker
Published by: Eye On Education

The Principal: Creative Leadership for Excellence in Schools
Author: Gerald C. Ubben
Published by: Prentice Hall

The Organized Teacher: A Hands-On Guide to Setting Up and Running a Terrific Classroom
Author: Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander
Published by: McGraw-Hill

Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators
Author: Jan Stewart
Published by: University of Toronto Press

Mapping the Higher Education Landscape: Towards a European Classification of Higher Education
Author: F. van Vught
Published by: Springer

When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do
Author: Kylene Beers
Published by: Boynton/Cook

The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids
Author: Ph.D. Jim Delisle
Published by: Free Spirit Publishing

Suggested Readings for Parents

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
Author: Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Published by: Namaste Publishing

Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool
Author: Hal Edward Runkel
Published by: Three Rivers Press

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
Author: Dan Kindlon
Published by: Ballantine Books

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Author: Mary Pipher
Published by: Ballantine Books

Boy V. Girl?: How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along
Author: Sheila Ahlbrand
Published by: Free Spirit Publishing

The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism
Author: Ellen Sabin
Published by: Watering Can Press

The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
Author: Stanley Greenspan
Published by: Perseus Books

Suggested Readings for Donors and Agencies interested in Education

The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy
Author: Kenneth J. Saltman
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Philanthropy and Fundraising in American Higher Education
Author: Noah D. Drezner
Published by: Wiley

Education and the Significance of Life
Author: Krishnamurti
Published by: HarperOne

U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Independent Task Force Report
Author: Joel I. Klein
Published by: Council on Foreign Relations Press

Child Development and Education
Author: Teresa M. McDevitt
Published by: Prentice Hall

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