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Subject Guide: Education: Award-winning Books

A guide for students and faculty in education majors, including elementary education, early childhood education, and special education

Critics' Choice Awards

Each year, a committee of AESA members selects a number of titles it regards as outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational studies. These books are designated as AESA Critics' Choice Award winners and are displayed prominently at the annual meeting. For more information about the American Educational Studies Association, sponsor of these awards, click here.

Teacher education reform as political theater : Russian policy dramas by Elena Aydarova
Exploring single Black mothers' resistance through homeschooling by Cheryl Fields-Smith
Schools of our own : Chicago's golden age of Black private education by Worth Kamili Hayes
The politics of education policy in an era of inequality : possibilities for democratic schooling by Sonya Douglass Horsford, Janelle T. Scott, and Gary L. Anderson
Opting out : the story of the parents' grassroots movement to achieve whole-child public schools by David Hursh, Jeanette Deutermann, Lisa Rudley, Zhe Chen, and Sarah McGinnis
Questioning allegiance : resituating civic education by Liz Jackson
Learning to teach in an era of privatization : global trends in teacher preparation by Christopher A. Lubienski and T. Jameson Brewer
There has to be a better way : lessons from former urban teachers by Lynnette Mawhinney and Carol R. Rinke
Arts-based educational research and qualitative inquiry : walking the path by Thalia M. Mulvihill and Raji Swaminathan
How girls achieve by Sally A. Nuamah
Race on campus : debunking myths with data by Julie J. Park
Writhing writing : moving towards a mad poetics by Phil Smith

The pedagogy of pathologization : dis/abled girls of color in the school-prison nexus by Subini A. Annamma
Reclaiming community : race and the uncertain future of youth work by Bianca J. Baldridge
Schooling, democracy, and the quest for wisdom : partnerships and the moral dimensions of teaching by Robert V. Bullough, jr. and John R. Rosenberg
Philanthropy, hidden strategy, and collective resistance : a primer for concerned educators by Kathleen Bennett DeMarrais, T. Jameson Brewer, Brigette Herron, Jamie C. Atkinson, and Jamie B Lewis
Childhood beyond pathology : a psychoanalytic study of development and diagnosis by Lisa Heather Earlene Farley
Strategies of segregation : race, residence, and the struggle for educational equality by David G. García
The privileged poor : how elite colleges are failing disadvantaged students by Anthony Abraham Jack
Youth media matters : participatory cultures and literacies in education by Korina Mineth Jocson
African diaspora literacy : the heart of transformation in K–12 schools and teacher education, edited by Lamar L. Johnson, Gloria Boutte, Gwenda Greene, and Dywanna Smith
Beyond testing : seven assessments of students and schools more effective than standardized tests by Deborah Meir and Matthew Knoester
Social justice education in European multi-ethnic schools : addressing the goals of intercultural education, edited by Cinzia Pica-Smith, Rina Manuela Contini, and Carmen N. Veloria
womanish Black girls : women resisting the contradictions of silence and voice, edited by Dianne Smith, Loyce Caruthers, and Shaunda Fowler

By the light of the silvery moon : teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers' work, edited by Eleanor J. Blair
Reclaiming accountability in teacher education by Marilyn Cochran Smith, Molly Cummings Carney, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, et al.
The freedom schools : student activists in the Mississippi civil rights movement by Jon N. Hale
Getting to where we meant to be : working toward the educational world we imagine/d by Patricia H. Hinchey and Pamela J. Konkol
Critical multicultural perspectives on whiteness : views from the past and present, edited by Virginia Lea, Darren E. Lund, and Paul R. Carr
Knowledge, control and critical thinking in Singapore : state ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization by Leonel Lim
Deconstructing race : multicultural education beyond the color-bind by Jabari Mahiri
A Black woman's journey from cotton picking to college professor : lessons about race, class, and gender in America by Menah Pratt-Clarke
American public education and the responsibility of its citizens : supporting democracy in an age of accountability by Sarah M. Stitzlein
Critical educational psychology by Stephen Vasallo
The diversity bargain : and other dilemmas of race, admissions, and meritocracy at elite universities by Natasha K. Warikoo
Urban preparation : young black men moving from Chicago's South Side to success in higher education by Chezare A. Warren

Reclaiming the multicultural roots of U.S. curriculum : communities of color and official knowledge in education by Wayne Au, Anthony L. Brown, and Dolores Calderón
Critical democratic education and LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum : opportunities and constraints by Steven P. Camicia
Teacher performance assessment and accountability reforms : the impacts of edTPA on teaching and schools by Julie H. Carter and Hilary A. Lochte
Juárez girls rising : transformative education in times of dystopia by Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon
Urban educational identity : seeing students on their own terms by Sara M. Childers
Border crossing brothas : black males navigating race, place, and complex space by Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas
The critical turn in education : from Marxist critique to poststructuralist feminism to critical theories of race by Isaac Gottesman

For the children? : protecting innocence in a carceral state by Erica R. Meiners
Teaching controversial issues : the case for critical thinking and moral commitment in the classroom by Nel Noddings and Laurie Brooks
A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle by Crystal R. Sanders.
Pedagogies of the image : photo-archives, cultural histories, and postfoundational inquiry by Hannah M. Tavares
Mathematics education : a critical introduction by Mark Wolfmeyer

Unsettled belonging : educating Palestinian American youth after 9/11 by Thea Renda Abu El-Haj
The fat pedagogy reader : challenging weight-based oppression through critical education, edited by Erin Cameron and Constance Russell
Philosophy of STEM education : a critical investigation by Nataly Z. Chesky and Mark R. Wolfmeyer
Popular educational classics : a reader, edited by Joseph L. DeVitis
Female students and cultures of violence in cities, edited by Julia Hall
The SAGE guide to curriculum in education, edited by Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William Henry Schubert
Youth gangs, racism, and schooling : Vietnamese American youth in a postcolonial context by Kevin D. Lam
Public housing and school choice in a gentrified city : youth experiences of uneven opportunity by Molly V. Makris
The educational significance of human and non-human animal interactions : blurring the species line, edited by Suzanne Rice and A. G. Rud
Neoliberal education reform : gendered notions in global and local contexts by Sarah A. Robert
Lessons in censorship : how schools and courts subvert students' First Amendment rights by Catherine J. Ross
Reading, writing, and talk : inclusive teaching strategies for diverse learners, K-2 by Mariana Souto-Manning & Jessica Martell

Dangerous counterstories in the corporate academy : narrating for understanding, solidarity, resistance, and community in the age of neoliberalism, edited by Emily A. Daniels and Brad J. Porfilio
Desegregating Chicago's public schools : policy implementation, politics, and protest by Dionne Danns
Living as learning : John Dewey in the 21st century by Jim Garrison, Larry Hickman, and Daisaku Ikeda
Daisaku Ikeda, language and education, edited by Jason Goulah
Being bad : my baby brother and the school-to-prison pipeline by Crystal T. Laura
Race, empire, and English language teaching : creating responsible and ethical anti-racist practice by Suhanthie Motha
Necessary spaces : experiences of African American children in southern neighborhoods by Saundra M. Nettles
See you at the crossroads : hip hop scholarship at the intersections. Dialectical harmony, ethics, aesthetics, and panoply of voices, edited by Brad Porfilio, Debangshu Roychoudhury, and Lauren M. Gardner
A primer for philosophy and education by Samuel Rocha
Democracies always in the making : historical and current philosophical issues for education by Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon
Education feminism : classic and contemporary readings, edited by Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon, Lynda Stone, and Katharine M. Sprecher
Detournement as pedagogical praxis, edited by James Trier

But don't call me white : mixed race women exposing nuances of privilege and oppression politics, edited by Silvia Cristina Bettez
Reading the world, the globe, and the cosmos : approaches to teaching literature for the twenty-first century by Suzanne S. Choo
Reconstructing the campus : higher education and the American Civil War by Michael David Cohen
Engaging culture, race and spirituality : new visions, edited by Cynthia B. Dillard and Chinwe L. Ezueh Okpalaoka
The evolving significance of race : living, learning, and teaching, edited by Sherick A. Hughes and Theodorea Regina Berry
Critical youth studies reader, edited by Awad Ibrahim and Shirley R. Steinberg
The founding fathers, education and the "Great Contest" : the American Philosophical Society Prize of 1797, edited by Benjamin Justice
A search past silence : the literacy of young black men by David E. Kirkland
Keywords in youth studies : tracing affects, movements, knowledges, edited by Nancy Lesko and Susan Talburt
LGBTQ youth and education : policies and practices by by Cris Mayo
Muslim American women on campus : undergraduate social life and identity by Shabana Mir
Hip-hop(e) : the cultural practice and critical pedagogy of international hip-hop, edited by Brad J. Porfilio and Michael J. Viola
Learning the possible : Mexican-American students moving from the margins of life to new ways of being by Reynaldo Reyes
A curriculum of place : understandings emerging through the Southern mist, edited by William M. Reynolds
Equality in education law and policy : 1954-2010 by Benjamin M. Superfine
The demoralization of teachers : crisis in a rural school in China by Dan Wang

Educating for democratic consciousness : counter-hegemonic possibilities, edited by by Ali A. Abdi and Paul R. Carr
The global industrial complex : systems of domination, edited by Steven Best, Richard Kahn, Anthony J. Nocella II, and Peter McLaren
Black School, White School : racism and educational (mis)leadership by Jeffrey S. Brooks
Canaries reflect on the mine : dropouts' stories of schooling by Jeanne Cameron
Qualitative research in the post-modern era contexts of qualitative research by Karyn Cooper and Robert E. White
The multi-talented Mr. Erskine : shaping mass culture through great books and fine music by Katherine Elise Chaddock
Culture and power in the classroom : educational foundations for the schooling of bicultural students by Antonia Darder (2nd ed.)
Critical civic literacy : a reader, edited by Joseph L. DeVitis
Being and learning : a poetic phenomenology of education by Eduardo M. Duarte
Greening the academy : ecopedagogy through the liberal arts, edited by Samuel Day Fassbinder, Anthony J. Nocella II, and Richard Kahn
Children's human rights and public schooling in the United States, edited by Julia Hall
The teacher and the world : a study of cosmopolitanism as education, edited by David T. Hansen
Dystopia & education : insights into theory, praxis, and policy in an age of utopia-gone-wrong, edited by Jessica A. Heybach and Eric C. Sheffield
Learning in a burning house : educational inequality, ideology, and (dis)integration by Sonya Douglass Horsford
Thinking with theory in qualitative research : viewing data across multiple perspectives by Alecia Youngblood Jackson and Lisa A Mazzei
No longer invisible : religion in university education by Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen and Douglas Jacobsen
International struggles for critical democratic education, edited by Matthew Knoester
No citizen left behind by Meira Levinson
Hip hop's li'l sistas speak : negotiating hip hop identities and politics in the New South by Bettina L. Love
Gender and sexualities in education : a reader, edited by Elizabeth J. Meyer and Dennis Carlson
Teaching college students communication strategies for effective social justice advocacy, edited by Robert J. Nash, Richard Greggory Johnson III, and Michele C. Murray
Education and democracy in the 21st century by Nel Noddings
Moving teacher education into urban schools and communities : prioritizing community strengths, edited by Jana Noel
Youth held at the border : immigration, education, and the politics of inclusion by Lisa Patel
Americans by heart : undocumented Latino students and the promise of higher education by William Pérez
Education in the age of biocapitalism : optimizing educational life for a flat world by Clayton Pierce
Charles H. Thompson : policy entrepreneur of the civil rights movement, 1932-1954 by by Louis Ray
Multicultural teaching in the early childhood classroom : approaches, strategies, and tools, preschool-2nd grade by Mariana Souto-Manning
Urban youth and school pushout : gateways, get-aways, and the GED by Eve Tuck
Self-regulated learning : an application of critical educational psychology by Stephen Vassallo
Understanding student rights in schools : speech, religion, and privacy in educational settings by Bryan R. Warnic

Critics' Choice Awards

Each year, a committee of AESA members selects a number of titles it regards as outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational studies. These books are designated as AESA Critics' Choice Award winners and are displayed prominently at the annual meeting. For more information about the American Educational Studies Association, sponsor of these awards, click here.

Teaching history to adolescents : a quest for relevance by John A. Beineke

The education of eros : a history of education and the problem of adolescent sexuality by Dennis L. Carlson

The phenomenon of Obama and the agenda for education : can hope audaciously trump neoliberalism? edited by Paul R. Carr and Brad J. Porfilio

Sketches in democracy : notes from an urban classroom by Lisa DeLorenzo

Character and moral education : a reader, edited by Joseph L. DeVitis and Tianlong Yu

Disability and difference in global contexts : enabling a transformative body politic by Nirmala Erevelles

Education and the crisis of public values : challenging the assault on teachers, students, & public education by Henry A. Giroux

Using standards and high-stakes testing for students : exploiting power with critical pedagogy, edited by Julie A. Gorlewski, Brad J. Porfilio, and David A. Gorlewski

The active/ethical professional : a framework for responsible educators by Michael G. Gunzenhauser

Feminisma and educational research by Wendy R. Kohli and Nicholas C. Burbules

Critical aesthetic pedagogy : toward a theory of self and social empowerment by Yolanda Medina

Elsewhere, within here : immigration, refugeeism and the boundary event by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Bicultural parent engagement : advocacy and empowerment, edited by Edward M. Olivos, Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, and Alberto M. Ochoa

The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education by Diane Ravitch

School food politics : the complex ecology of hunger and feeding in schools around the world, edited by Sarah A. Robert and Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

Teaching with reverence : reviving an ancient virtue for today's schools, edited by A. G. Rud and Jim Garrison

Collective action for social change : an introduction to community organizing by Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy

Is everyone really equal? : an introduction to key concepts in social justice education by Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo

Strong community service learning : philosophical perspectives by Eric C. Sheffield

Teachers, leaders, and schools : essays by John Dewey, edited by Douglas J. Simpson and Sam F. Stack Jr.

Critical qualitative research reader, edited by Shirley R. Steinberg and Gaile S. Cannella

Teaching for dissent : citizenship education and political activism by Sarah M. Stitzlein

Queens of academe : beauty pageantry, student bodies, and college life by Karen W. Tice

Integration interrupted : tracking, black students, and acting white after Brown by Karolyn Tyson

Chicano school failure and success : past, present, and future (3rd ed.), edited by Richard R. Valencia

Marching students : Chicana and Chicano activism in education, 1968 to the present, edited by Margarita Berta-Ávila, Anita Tijerina-Revilla, and Julie López Figueroa

Being White, being good : White complicity, White moral responsibility, and social justice pedagogy by Barbara Applebaum

To teach : the journey, in comics by William Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner (e-book here)

The sexuality curriculum and youth culture, edited by Dennis Carlson and Donyell L. Roseboro

Does your vote count? : critical pedagogy and democracy by Paul R. Carr

Critical theories, radical pedagogies, and social education : new perspectives for social studies education, edited by Abraham P. Deleon and E. Wayne Ross

Adolescent education : a reader by by Joseph L. DeVitis and Linda Irwin-DeVitis

Race-class relations and integration in secondary education the case of Miller High by Caroline Eick

The end of the obesity epidemic by Michael Gard

A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing by Mark J. Garrison

Power, resistance, and literacy : writing for social justice by Julie A. Gorlewski

Race, remembering, and Jim Crow's teachers by by Hilton Kelly

The Gates Foundation and the future of U.S. "public" schools, edited by Philip E. Kovacs

Engaging science policy : from the side of the messy by Patti Lather
EcoJustice education : toward diverse, democratic, and sustainable communities by Rebecca A. Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, and John Lupinacci
Breaking into the all-male club : female professors of educational administration by Norma T. Mertz
Start where you are, but don't stay there : understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today's classrooms by H. Richard Milner IV
The emperor has no clothes : teaching about race and racism to people who don't want to know by Tema Jon Okun
Neoliberalism and after? : education, social policy, and the crisis of Western capitalism by Michael A. Peters
Rituals and student identity in education : ritual critique for a new pedagogy by Richard A. Quantz, with Terry O'Connor and Peter Magolda
The gift of education : public education and venture philanthropy by Kenneth J. Saltman
Social class, social action, and education : the failure of progressive democracy by Aaron Schutz
Dismantling contemporary deficit thinking : educational thought and practice by Richard R. Valencia

The politics of inquiry : education research and the "culture of science" by Benjamin Baez and Deron Boyles
Digital media and democracy : tactics in hard times, edited by Megan Boler
Service-learning in theory and practice : the future of community engagement in higher education by Dan W. Butin
Power, crisis, and education for liberation : rethinking critical pedagogy by Noah De Lissovoy
Reflections in place : connected lives of Navajo women by Donna Deyhle
Literacy with an attitude : educating working-class children in their own self-interest (2nd ed.) by Patrick J. Finn
And they were wonderful teachers : Florida's purge of gay and lesbian teachers by Karen L. Graves
Personal, passionate, participatory inquiry into social justice in education, edited by Ming Fang He and Joann Phillion
The role of religion in 21st-century public schools, edited by Steven P. Jones and Eric Sheffield
Critical pedagogy, ecoliteracy, and planetary crisis : the ecopedagogy movement by Richard Kahn
Battleground : schools, edited by Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross
Handbook of Latinos and education : theory, research and practice, edited by Enrique G. Murillo Jr., Sofia Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Corinne Martínez, and Margarita Machado-Casas
Imagination : three models of imagination in the age of the knowledge economy by Peter Murphy, Michael A. Peters, and Simon Marginson
Teaching adolescents religious literacy in a post-9/11 world by Robert J Nash and Penny A Bishop
The destructive path of neoliberalism : an international examination of education, edited by Bradley Porfilio and Curry Malott
Flaunt it! : queers organizing for public education and justice by Therese Quinn and Erica R. Meiners
Teaching by numbers : deconstructing the discourse of standards and accountability in education by Peter Maas Taubman
Education now : how rethinking America's past can change its future by Paul Theobald

Contemporary anarchist studies : an introductory anthology of anarchy in the academy, edited by Randall Amster, Abraham DeLeon, Luis Fernandez, Anthony J. Nocella II, and Deric Shannon
Advocacy leadership : toward a post-reform agenda in education by Gary L. Anderson
Subjectivity & truth : Foucault, education, and the culture of self by Tina Besley and Michael A. Peters
'Girl power' : girls reinventing girlhood by Dawn H. Currie, Deirdre M. Kelly, and Shauna Pomerantz
Cross-cultural studies in curriculum : eastern thought, educational insights, edited by Claudia Eppert and Hongyu Wang
Integration matters : navigating identity, culture, and resistance by C. P. Gause
Reclaiming dissent : civics education for the 21st century by Mordechai Gordon
Learning for meaning's sake : toward the hermeneutic university by Stephanie Mackler
The aftermath of feminism : gender, culture and social change by Angela McRobbie
Market movements : African American involvement in school voucher reform by Thomas C. Pedroni
Breaking bad habits of race and gender : transforming identity in schools by Sarah Marie Stitzlein
Pedagogy, not policing : positive approaches to academic integrity at the university, edited by Tyra Tworney, Holly White, and Ken Sagendorf
Working from within : Chicana and Chicano activist educators in whitestream schools by Luis Urrieta Jr.
Feminist theories and education primer by Leila E. Villaverde
Teacher assemblage by Taylor Webb

Beyond learning : democratic education for a human future by Gert J. J. Biesta
On spiritual strivings : transforming an African American woman's academic life by Cynthia B. Dillard
Knowledge and power in the global economy : politics and the rhetoric of school reform by David Gabbard
The university in chains : confronting the military-industrial-academic complex by Henry A. Giroux
Key questions for educators, edited by William Hare & John P. Portelli
Scientism and education : empirical research as neo-liberal ideology by Emery J. Hyslop-Margison and Ayaz Naseem
Multicultural education policies in Canada and the United States, edited by Reva Joshee and Lauri Johnson
Guys and guns amok : domestic terrorism and school shootings from the Oklahoma City bombing to the Virginia Tech massacre by Douglas Kellner
Getting lost : feminist efforts toward a double(d) science by Patti Lather
Disputing the subject of sex : sexuality and public school controversies by Cris Mayo
The trouble with Black boys : and other reflections on race, equity, and the future of public education by Pedro A. Noguera
Expelling hope : the assault on youth and the militarization of schooling by Christopher G. Robbins
Neoliberalism and education reform, edited by E. Wayne Ross and Rich Gibson
Anne Sexton : teacher of weird abundance by Paula M. Salvio
Capitalizing on disaster : taking and breaking public school by Kenneth J. Saltman
Spectacular things happen along the way : lessons from an urban classroom by Brian D. Schultz
Urban teacher education and teaching : innovative practices for diversity and social justice, edited by R. Patrick Solomon and Dia N. R. Sekayi
Critical race counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano educational pipeline by Tara Yosso
Indigenous knowledge and education : sites of struggle, strength, and survivance, edited by Malia Villegas, Sabina Rak Neugebauer, and Kerry R. Venegas

Performing and reforming leaders : gender, educational restructuring, and organizational change by by Jill Blackmore and Judyth Sachs
Keeping the promise : essays on leadership, democracy, and education, edited by Dennis Carlson and C. P. Gause
Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado schools and communities, 1920—1960 by by Ruben Donato
Black hands in the biscuits not in the classrooms : unveiling hope in a struggle for Brown's promise by Sherick A. Hughes
Critical lessons : what our schools should teach by Nel Noddings
Late to class : social class and schooling in the new economy, edited by Jane A. Van Galen and George W. Noblit

Educating the "right" way : markets, standards, God, and inequality (2nd ed.) by by Michael W. Apple
Questions of character : illuminating the heart of leadership through literature by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.
Chicana/Latina education in everyday life : feminista perspectives on pedagogy and epistemology, edited by Dolores Delgado Bernal, C. Alejandra Elenes, Francisca E. Godinez, and Sofia Villenas
Novel education : psychoanalytic studies of learning and not learning by Deborah P. Britzman
Hollywood goes to school : cinema, schools, and American culture by Robert C. Bulman
Constructing grounded theory : a practical guide through qualitative analysis by by Kathy Charmaz
Critical race theory in education : all God's children got a song, edited by by Adrienne D. Dixson and Celia K. Rousseau
Funds of knowledge : theorizing practice in households, communities, and classrooms, edited by Norma Gonzalez, Luis C. Moll, and Cathy Amanti
Teaching by heart : the Foxfire interviews by Sara Day Hatton
Handbook of feminist research : theory and praxis, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Defending public schools, volume 2 : Teaching for a democratic society, edited by Kathleen Kesson and E. Wayne Ross
To remain an Indian : lessons in democracy from a century of Native American education by by K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Teresa L. McCarty
Life in schools : an introduction to critical pedagogy in the foundations of education by Peter McLaren
A hidden wholeness : the journey toward an undivided life : welcoming the soul and weaving community in a wounded world by Parker J. Palmer
Scholars in the field : the challenges of migrant education by Cinthia Salinas and Maria E. Fránquiz
Upon the altar of the nation : a moral history of the Civil War by Harry S. Stout
Beyond silenced voices : class, race, and gender in United States schools (revised edition), edited by Michelle Fine and Lois Weis
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom by Heather Andrea Williams
Covering : the hidden assault on our civil rights by Kenji Yoshino
Creating the ethical school : a book of case studies, edited by Bongsoon Zubay and Jonas F. Soltis

Geographies of girlhood : identities in-between, edited by Pamela J. Bettis and Natalie G. Adams
Fit to teach : same-sex desire, gender, and school work in the twentieth century by by Jackie M. Blount
Educational foundations : an anthology of critical readings, edited by by Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe
All about the girl : culture, power, and identity, edited by Anita Harris
Lifting the white veil : an exploration of white American culture in a multiracial context by Jeff Hitchcock
The will to change : men, masculinity, and love by bell hooks
Critical resistance : from poststructuralism to post-critique by David Couzens Hoy
In search of wholeness : African American teachers and their culturally specific classroom practices, edited by Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol
Race in the schoolyard : negotiating the color line in classrooms and communities by Amanda E Lewis
Latino education in the United States : a narrated history from 1513-2000, edited by Victoria-Maria MacDonald
Liberating praxis : Paulo Freire's legacy for radical education and politics by Peter Mayo
Women's education in the United States, 1780-1840 by Margaret A. Nash
City schools and the American dream : reclaiming the promise of public education by by Pedro A. Noguera
A disciplined progressive educator : the life and career of William Chandler Bagley by J. Wesley Null
Poststructuralism and educational research by Michael A. Peters and Nicholas C. Burbules
Colormute : race talk dilemmas in an American school by Mica Pollock
The new teacher book : finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom, edited by Terry Burant, Linda Christensen, Kelley Dawson Salas, and Stephanie Walters (2nd ed. (2010) here)
Class and schools : using social, economic, and educational reform to close the Black-White achievement gap by Richard Rothstein
Citizen teacher : the life and leadership of Margaret Haley by Kate Rousmaniere
Political spectacle and the fate of American schools by Mary Lee Smith, with Linda Miller-Kahn, Walter Heinecke, and Patricia F. Jarvis
Teaching for equity and diversity : research to practice by R Patrick Solomon and Cynthia Levine-Rasky
Recuerdo mis raíces : remembering my roots and living my traditions by C. Tomasa Dueñas, T. Tomasa Dueñas, M. López, and P. Sánchez

The new Americans : immigration and the transnational experience by Enrique T. Trueba

Cheerleader : an American icon by Natalie Guice Adams and Pamela J. Bettis
Erasing racism : the survival of the American nation by Molefi Kete Asante
Rethinking Freire : globalization and the environmental crisis, edited by Chet A. Bowers and Frederique Apffel-Marglin
Breaking the code of good intentions : everyday forms of whiteness by Melanie E. L. Bush
Rethinking school reform : views from the classroom, edited by Linda Christensen and Stan Karp
Walking the road : race, privilege, and social justice in teacher education by Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Teaching cooperative learning : the challenge for teacher education, edited by Elizabeth G. Cohen, Celeste M. Brody, and Mara Sapon-Sherwin
Walls and bridges : social justice and public policy by Anthony Joseph Paul Cortese
Marxism against postmodernism in educational theory, edited by Dave Hill, Peter McLaren, Mike Cole, and Glenn Rikowski
Telling to live: Latina feminist testimonios by The Latina Feminist Group
High stakes education : inequality, globalization, and urban school reform by Pauline Lipman
The hegemony of English by Donaldo Macedo, Panayota Gounari, and Bessie Dendrinos
Discourse in educational and social research by Maggie Maclure
Language ideologies : Critical perspectives on the official English movement, volume 1 : Education and the social implications of official language, edited by by Roseann Duenas Gonzalez and Ildiko Melis
Critical issues in education : dialogues and dialectics (5th ed.) by Jack Nelson, Stuart Palonsky, and Mary Rose McCarthy
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural parity by Vijay Prashad
The best for our children : critical perspectives on literacy for Latino students, edited by Maria de la Luz Reyes and John J. Halcon
Fast food nation : the dark side of the All-American meal by Eric Schlosser
Nineteen questions : teaching in the city, edited by Shirley R. Steinberg
Philosophic conflicts in American education, 1893-2000 by Joseph Watras
Feminist engagements : reading, resistance, and revisioning male theorists in education and cultural studies, edited by by Kathleen Weiler
Class reunion : the remaking of the American white working class by Lois Weis
The conscience of a liberal : reclaiming the compassionate agenda by Paul Wellstone

Readings for diversity and social justice, edited by Maurianne Adams, Warren Blumenfeld, Carmelita Castaneda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L. Peters, and Ximena Zuniga
Women without class : girls, race, and identity by Julie Bettie
The power of culture : teaching across language differences by Zeynep F. Beykont
Social class, poverty, and education : policy and practice, edited by Bruce Biddle
Mindful conservatism : rethinking the ideological and educational basis of an ecologically sustainable future by C. A. Bowers
Multicultural service learning : educating teachers in diverse communities by Marilynne Boyle-Baise
Dividing classes : how the middle class negotiates and rationalizes school advantage by Ellen Brantlinger
Teaching science for social justice by Angela Calabrese Barton
Classroom discourse : the language of teaching and learning by Courtney Cazden
Chomsky on miseducation by Noam Chomsky, edited by Donaldo Macedo
Narrative inquiries of school reform : storied lives, storied landscapes, storied metaphors by Cheryl J. Craig
Silenced voices and extraordinary conversations : re-imagining schools by Michelle Fine and Lois Weis
Pregnant with meaning : teen mothers and the politics of inclusive schooling by Deirdre M. Kelly
Changing course : American curriculum reform in the 20th century by Herbert M. Kliebard
Unequal childhoods : class, race, and family life by Annette Lareau (2d ed. (2011) here)
Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the pedagogy of revolution by Peter McLaren
Teaching sex : the shaping of adolescence in the 20th century by Jeffrey P. Moran
Embracing race : why we need race-conscious education policy by Michele S. Moses
America's teachers : an introduction to education (4th ed.) by Joseph W. Newman
Black American students in an affluent suburb : a study of academic disengagement by John U. Ogbu
Young, gifted, and Black : promoting high achievement among African American students by Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa Hilliard III
Environmental culture : the ecological crisis of reason by Val Plumwood
Adolescents at school : perspectives on youth, identity, and education, edited by Michael Sadowski (2d ed (2008) here)
Educating the consumer-citizen : a history of the marriage of schools, advertising, and media by Joel Spring
I choose to stay : a Black teacher refuses to desert the inner city by by Salome Thomas-El
Sneaky kid and its aftermath : ethics and intimacy in fieldwork by Harry F. Wolcott
Whose America? : culture wars in the public schools by Jonathan Zimmerman

The PROSE Award
For more information about the Professional Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, sponsor of this award, click here.

Education/Education practice/Education theory
2021  Mind over media : propaganda education for a digital age by Renee Hobbs, foreword by Douglas Rushkoff
2020  How girls achieve by Sally A. Nuamah; Where teachers thrive : organizing schools for success by Susan Moore Johnson
2019  Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech by Keith E. Whittington
  Lifelong kindergarten : cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers and play by Mitchel Resnick; Beyond test scores : a better way to measure school quality by Jack Schneider (honorable mention); The century of science : the global triumph of the research university, edited by Justin J. W. Powell, David P. Baker, and Frank Fernandez; Deconstructing race : multicultural education beyond the color-bind by Jabari Mahiri (honorable mention)
2017  "Keep the damned women out" : the struggle for coeducation by Nancy Weiss Malkiel; Diploma mills : how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream by A.J. Angulo (honorable mention); Peace education : international perspectives, edited by Monisha Bajaj and Maria Hantzopoulos (honorable mention); The rationality quotient : toward a test of rational thinking by Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak; Miseducation : a history of ignorance-making in America and abroad, edited by A.J. Angulo (honorable mention); Wisdom's workshop : the rise of the modern university by James Axtell (honorable mention)
2016  Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable by Richard A. DeMillo; Education and international development : an introduction, edited by Tristan McCowan and Elaine Unterhalter (honorable mention); Good to great to innovate by Lyn Sharrat and Gale Harild (honorable mention)
; Locus of authority : the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin; John Dewey and the future of community college education by Clifford P. Harbour (honorable mention)
2015  American school reform : what works, what fails, and why by Joseph P. McDonald; 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools : the real crisis in education by David C. Berliner and Gene V. Glass (honorable mention); The public school advantage : why public schools outperform private schools by Christopher A. Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski; Make it stick : the science of  successful learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roedigger III and Mark A. McDaniel (honorable mention)
2013  Education, justice, and democracy, edited by Danielle S. Allen and Rob Reich; Culturally responsive methodologies, edited by Mere Berryman, Suzanne SooHoo, and Ann Nevin (honorable mention); The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way by Amanda Ripley (honorable mention)
2012  What is education? by Philip W. Jackson; College : what it was, is, and should be by Andrew Delbanco (honorable mention); Giving our children a fighting chance : poverty, literacy, and the development of information capital by Susan B. Neuman and Donna C. Celano (honorable mention)
2011  Teaching in the art museum : interpretation as experience by Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee; Girl time : literacy, justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline by Maisha T. Winn
2010  Educating nurses : a call for radical transformation by Patricia Benner, Molly Sutphen, Victoria Leonard, & Lisa Day; The flat world and education : how America's commitment to equity will determine our future by Linda Darling-Hammond (honorable mention); The great brain race : how global universities are reshaping the world by Ben Wildavsky (honorable mention)
2009  Higher learning, greater good : the private and social benefits of higher education by Walter W. McMahon; The Sage handbook of African American education by Linda C. Tillman (honorable mention); Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos and Michael S. McPherson (honorable mention)

2008  Stuck in the shallow end : education, race, and computing by Jane Margolis; The trouble with Black boys : and other reflections on race, equity, and the future of public education by Pedro Noguera (honorable mention); Troublemaker : a personal history of school reform since Sputnik by Chester E. Finn, Jr. (honorable mention)
2007  The sandbox investment : the preschool movement and kids-first politics by David L. Kirk
2006  Forever after : New York City teachers on 9/11, edited by Teachers College Press with Maureen Grolnick; Our underachieving colleges : a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more by Derek Bok (honorable mention)

Frederic W. Ness Book Award
The Ness Award recognizes the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. For more information about the Association of American Colleges and Universities, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Moving up without losing your way : the ethical costs of upward mobility by Jennifer M. Morton
2019  The new education : how to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux by Cathy N. Davidson
2018  Beyond the skills gap : preparing college students for life and work by Matthew T. Hora
2017  The aims of higher education : problems of morality and justice, edited by Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson
2016  Beyond the university : why liberal education matters by Michael S. Roth
2014  Teaching naked : how moving technology out of your college classroom will improve student learning by José Antonio Bowen
2013  Rethinking undergraduate business education : liberal learning for the profession by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, and Jonathan R. Dolle
2012  Why choose the liberal arts? by Mark W. Roche

The purpose of this award is to stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment. The award is intended not only to reward the individuals responsible, but also to draw attention to their ideas, proposals or achievements. The award is designed to recognize a specific recent achievement rather than a lifetime of accomplishment. Information about the Grawemeyer Award in Education is available by clicking here.

2021  In search of deeper learning : the quest to remake the American high school by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine
2020  No award given

2019  No award given

2018  Paying the price : college costs, financial aid and the betrayal of the American dream by Sara Goldrick-Rab

2017  The political classroom : evidence and ethics in democratic education by Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy
2016  The long shadow : family background, disadvantaged urban youth, and the transition to adulthood by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson
2015  Professional capital : transforming teaching in every school by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan

2014  The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education by Diane Ravitch
2013  Finnish lessons : what can the world learn from educational change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg
2012  The flat world and education : how America's commitment to equity will determine our future by Linda Darling-Hammond
2011  Not awarded
2010  What intelligence tests miss : the psychology of rational thought by Keith Stanovich
2009  Passing the torch : does higher education for the disadvantaged pay off across the generations? by Paul Attewell and David Lavin
2008  A vision for universal preschool education by Edward Zigler, Walter S. Gilliam, Stephanie M. Jones
2007  Leave no child behind : preparing today’s youth for tomorrow's world by James Comer
2006  The wisdom of practice : essays on teaching, learning and learning to teach by Lee Shulman
2005  The arts and the creation of mind by Elliot W. Eisner
2003  Literacy in American lives by Deborah Brandt
2002  Cultivating humanity : a classical defense of reform in liberal education by Martha Nussbaum
2001  The shape of the river : long-term consequences of considering race in college and university admissions by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
2000  Their highest potential : an African-American school community in the segregated South by Vanessa Siddle Walker
1999  Not awarded
1998  An American imperative : accelerating minority educational advancement by L. Scott Miller
1997  Possible lives : the promise of public education in America by Mike Rose
1996  Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy by Victoria Purcell-Gates
1995  Identity and inner-city youth : beyond ethnicity and gender by Shirley Brice Heath and Milbrey W. McLaughlin
1994  Schools for thought : a science of learning in the classroom by John T. Bruer
1993  Rousing minds to life : teaching, learning and schooling in social context by Roland Tharp and Ronald Gallimore
1992  In a different voice : psychological theory and women's development by Carol Gilligan
1991  Primary understanding : education in early childhood by Kieran Egan

1990  Frames of mind : the theory of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner
1989  Awarded to Bertrand Schwartz for "innovations in social and vocational preparations for disadvantaged youth"