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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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