A Bibliography for Alternative School Educators

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Plato presents it as a dialogue between Glaucon his brother and his mentor Socrates. Socrates discusses “. . . the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature.” ( Books VII and VIII of The Republic.)

A Man and his Symbols by Carl Jung

The Transparent Self by Sidney Jourard

Grow or Die by George Lockland

Her-Bec Egyption Initiate by Isha Schwaller De Lubicz

The Nature of Human Consciousness by Robert Ornstein

In and Out the Garbage Pail by Frederick (Fritz) Perls (c.f. One-Space Birth, earlier in this blog.)

The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castenada. (c.f., excerpt in One-Space,: One writer’s view of individual growth, earlier in this blog.)

Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing by A.S. Neill

Summerhill, for and Against: Outstanding Writers in Education, Sociology and Psychology Evaluate the Concepts of A.S. Neill

The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R. D. Laing

Future Shock by Alvin (and Heidi) Toffler, wherein they define the phrase as a personal perception of “too much change in too short a period of time.” And discuss how this idea affects the psychological state of individuals and entire societies.

The Third Wave by Alvin and Heidi Toffler

Education and Ecstasy by George B. Leonard

Modern Readers of this blog are asked to add to this list with your comments.

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