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My Country School Diary [218KB]
Julia Weber Gordon
This is the story of four years of Julia Weber Gordon in a one-teacher school in an isolated mountain neighbourhood of America. She was of the firm conviction that education can significantly improve the quality of living. By using resources near at hand in their environment and by supplementing these resources where necessary, she sought to help children develop into wholesome personalities to meet creatively the challenges of our unpredictable world.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

An Experiment in Education [178 KB]
Sybil Marshall
This is an experiment, spanning 18 years, of a teacher in a one room village school which catered to children between four and eleven years old, who at the beginning of the experiment were bored, lazy, and largely illiterate. Using art, music, and her own love of language and learning to inspire them, in "An Experiment in Education", Marshall describes teaching methods based on integrating subjects and encouraging children's creativity in every area of the curriculum.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

Teacher - The testament of an inspired teacher [117KB]
Sylvia Aston-Warner
This seminal work prompts us to radically alter the way we transmit knowledge to the young. Sylvia Aston-Warner’s exhilarating and simple concept of “organic teaching” based on over twenty years of teaching, uses a “key vocabulary” in which the teacher enters the children’s own experience to help them read and write. The book is well illustrated with a lot of examples. But this is no treatise. Through her teaching diaries and her extraordinary teaching scheme, this dedicated writer and teacher has also created a work of art.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

Class Act [24.5 KB]
This booklet presents nine teachers (from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Jordan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Senegal, and Trinidad and Tobago) and their influences on the lives of their students. Their experiences convince us that if we want our students to develop to the full their diverse talents, to participate in the life of the community and be a force for social change, we must tailor education to their needs and talents.

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