The following books are a good way to begin to learn the Chicago Wisdom Project’s approach to education.

Theodore Richards
Creatively Maladjusted:
The Wisdom Education Movement Manifesto

Matthew Fox
The A.W.E. Project: Reinventing Education,
Reinventing the Human

Paulo Freire
Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Richard Louv
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children
from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Sir Ken Robinson
Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

William Ayers
Teaching Toward Freedom:
Moral Commitment and Ethical Action
in the Classroom

R. Sambuli Mosha
The Heartbeat of Indigenous Africa:
A Study of the Chagga Educational System

Jeffrey M. Duncan-Andrade
and Ernest Morrell

The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities

Kevin K. Kumashiro
The Seduction of Common Sense:
How the Right has Framed the Debate on
America’s Schools (Teaching for Social Justice)

Kokomon Clottey
Mindful Drumming: Ancient Wisdom for
Unleashing the Human Spirit and
Building Community

Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
Dark Mother:
African Origins and Godmothers

Neil Postman
The End of Education:
Redefining the Value of School

Bill Plotkin

Walter Feinberg
Understanding Education: Toward a
Reconstruction of Educational Inquiry

Malidoma Some
Of Water and Spirit

Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry
The Universe Story

M.C. Richards
Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person

John Dewey
Experience and Education

John Taylor Gatto
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum
of Compulsory Schooling

Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs)
Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize
Mainstream Education