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Books & Articles


Bahler, Brock; Kennedy, David (eds.), 2016, Philosophy of Childhood Today, Rowman & Littlefield.


Dewey, John, 1938, Experience and Education, Kappa Delta Pi


Engels, Coert, 2017, "We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists", Ideapod, Dec. 16, 2017.


Freire, Paulo, 1968/1970/2007, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Continuum.


Ginsberg, Benjamin, 2011, The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters, Oxford University Press.


Graeber, David, 2018, "Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone", The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 6, 2018.


Humanist Manifesto I

Humanist Manifesto II

Humanism and Its Aspirations (Humanist Manifesto III)


Jackson, Thomas, 1998, Proceedings from the ERA Conference ’98: Isn’t it time for the tail to stop wagging the dog?

Jackson, Thomas, 2001, "The art and craft of gently socratic inquiry", in A. L. Costa (ed.), Developing minds: A resource for teaching thinking, 459-465.

Jackson, Thomas, 2004, "Philosophy for children Hawaiian style", Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children, 17(1&2), 3-7.

Jackson, Thomas, 2012, "Home grown", Educational Perspectives, (1&2), 3-7.

Jackson, Thomas, 2013, "Philosophical rules of engagement", in S. Goering, N. Shudak & T. Wartenberg (eds.), Philosophy in schools: An introduction for philosophers and teachers, New York: Routledge, (99-10).


Kennedy, David, 2012, "Lipman, Dewey, and the Community of Philosophical Inquiry", Culture and Education, 28(2), 36--53.


Lipman, Matthew; Bynam, Terrell Ward (eds.), 1976, Philosophy for Children, Basil Blackwell.

Lipman, Matthew, 1988, Philosophy Goes to School, Temple University Press.


McLaren, Peter, 1994, Critical Pedagogy and Predatory Culture: Oppositional Politics in a Postmodern Era, Routledge.

McLaren, Peter, 2000, Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, Rowman & Littlefield.

McLaren, Peter; Farahmandpur, Ramin, 2005, Teaching against Global Capitalism and the New Imperialism: A Critical Pedagogy, Rowman & Littlefield.

McLaren, Peter, 2006, Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy against Empire, Rowman & Littlefield.

McLaren, Peter; Jaramillo, Natalia, 2007, Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism, Sense Publishers.

McLaren, Peter; Macrine, Sheila; Hill, Dave (eds.), 2010, Revolutionizing Pedagogy: Education for Social Justice Within and Beyond Global Neo-Liberalism, Palgrave.


McLaren, Peter, 2014, Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education (6th Edition), Routledge.

McLaren, Peter, 2015, Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution, Peter Lang.


Pritchard, Michael, 2017, "Philosophy for Children", in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2017 Edition).


Rolins Gregory, Maughn; Haynes, Joanna; Murris, Karen (eds.), 2016, The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children, Routledge.


Scapp, Ron, 2006, Managing to be Different: Educational Leadership as Critical Practice, Routledge.

Scapp, Ron, 2016, Reclaiming Education: Moving Beyond the Culture of Reform, Palgrave.


Vansieleghem, Nancy; Kennedy, David (eds.), 2012, Philosophy for Children in Transition: Problems and Prospects, Wiley.


Williams, Ray, 2017, "Anti-Intellectualism and the 'Dumbing Down' of America," Psychology Today, July 7, 2017.


Willis, Paul, 1977, Learning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs




Documentaries & Video


BBC, 1990, Socrates for 6-year-olds.


Goering, Sara, 2011, Philosophy for Kids: Sparking a Love of Learning, TEDx.


ISVW, 2014, Catherine McCall on COPI.


Land, George, 2011, "The Failure of Success", TEDxTucson.


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