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The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List

The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List
A Bibliography for Lifelong Learning Enthusiasts If you want to know more about self-education, your best bet is to start reading. Over the years, I’ve kept a list the best self-education books and blogs. If you know of a book or blog that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below. Theoretical Books on Self-Education Theory-oriented books examine education as a whole and provide the foundation of understanding that self-education advocates share when they examine issues related to learning. Deschooling Society (Ivan Illich) – A case for radical changes in the education system, including the disestablishment of traditionally structured schools and the development of more informal “learning webs.” Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Paulo Freire) – An education critic argues against the theory of “banking,” claiming that a student is more than an empty vessel waiting to be filled with knowledge from a teacher. Practical Books on Self-Education Self-University (Charles D. Related:  Learn

The Feminist Summer Reading List Last week, an interview with Senator Al Franken inspired a list of feminist fictional heroines in books and movies that sparked quite a debate. But it’s summer now, and lots of people are looking for good books to wade into while they relax, vacation, or take in some sun. We’ve compiled a list of good feminist reads from the members of Women Action and the Media (WAM!) Love This? Thanks for subscribing! Women of Color: Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism – Bell HooksColonize This! Feminist Fiction Writers/Playwrites (multiple works):Margaret Atwood Jane Austen Aimee BenderOctavia ButlerAngela CarterEdwidge DanticatUrsula Le GuinAudre LordeSuzan Lori-Parks Grace PaleyPhyllis Reynolds Naylor Wendy WassersteinJeannette WintersonVirginia Woolf Feminist Poetry:Ai Margaret AtwoodAnne Carson Sandra Cisneros Lucille CliftonAudre LordeGrace PaleyAdrienne Rich wikimedia commons

BOOKLIST CENTER Includes lists prepared by authorities in dozens of fields as well as comprehensive listings of award winning books complete from the first year of the award to the present. Incorporates more than 335 graphics. ---- See What's New for Additions Made Each Week ---- Since the last edition of this site, we have updated the following lists: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for a Mystery/Thriller Novel, 2001-2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 1981-2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1981-2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 1981-2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 1981-2004 and added the following "new" list: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 1981-2004 From Reviews of Henry Wiencek's An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, which has recently won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. The New York Times In his revisionist new book about Washington, Mr. The Washington Post

The Art of Self-Education — Information, inspiration and resources for adult self-learners. UC Berkeley Webcasts | Video and Podcasts: Events by Category Stephen Hinshaw Developmental Psychopathology - This course will discuss linkages between developmental processes and child psychopathology. Included will be discussion of cognitive impairments in children, including learning disabilities and mental retardation; internalizing disorders, such as anxiety, withdrawal, and depression; externalizing disorders, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder; and child abuse and neglect. read more Alison Gopnik Developmental Psychology - This course explores the development of children from birth to adolescence, in a wide range of areas including biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, and personality development. It also covers the effects of genes, experience, and social context on children's development. John F. Christopher Gade General Psychology - Introduction to the principal areas, problems, and concepts of psychology. Ann M. Serena Chen Psychology 131, 001 - Spring 2013 Psychology 130, 001 - Fall 2012 Richard Ivry

Become a Programmer, Motherfucker If you don't know how to code, then you can learn even if you think you can't. Thousands of people have learned programming from these fine books: Learn Python The Hard Way Learn Ruby The Hard Way Learn Code The Hard Way I'm also working on a whole series of programming education books at learncodethehardway.org. Learn C The Hard Way Learn SQL The Hard Way Learn Regex The Hard Way Graphics Programming Language Agnostic NerdDinner Walkthrough Assembly Language Bash Clojure Clojure Programming ColdFusion CFML In 100 Minutes Delphi / Pascal Django Djangobook.com Erlang Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good Flex Getting started with Adobe Flex (PDF) Forth Git Grails Getting Start with Grails Haskell Java JavaScript JavaScript (Node.js specific) Latex The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX (perfect for beginners) Linux Advanced Linux Programming Lisp Lua Programming In Lua (for v5 but still largely relevant)Lua Programming Gems (not entirely free, but has a lot of free chapters and accompanying code) Maven Mercurial Nemerle Nemerle

Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years Books The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect with each other. I believe this, and I believe that people who do not find pleasure in words have never had the opportunity to read one of the great novels. The first introductions students often have to literature are stale century-old books that do not translate well to this new modern era. Music for Torching by A.M. First Sentence: ”It is after midnight on one of those Friday nights when the guests have all gone home and the host and hostess are left in their drunkenness to try and put things right again.” As the only woman on the list, A. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996) Of course, Palahniuk had to be on this list. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000) The house is alive. The Road

Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival The Library of Congress, the world’s largest repository of knowledge and information, began a multiyear “Celebration of the Book” with an exhibition on “Books That Shaped America.” The initial books in the exhibition are displayed below. “This list is a starting point,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “It is not a register of the ‘best’ American books – although many of them fit that description. Rather, the list is intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not.” We hope you will view the list, discuss it with your friends and family, and most importantly, choose to read and discuss some of the books on this list, reflecting America’s unique and extraordinary literary heritage, which the Library of Congress makes available to the world. Visit the online exhibition Show entries Search: Showing 1 to 88 of 88 entries Top

RaceBannon.com — Online Home for Race Bannon and Race Bannon Media Usable Knowledge: Five Minds for the Future To prepare students for the future, educators need to cultivate both academic skills and character. In his new book, Five Minds for the Future, HGSE professor Howard Gardner describes five kinds of minds, or ways of thinking and acting. Three are related to intellect: the disciplined, synthesizing and creative minds; two emphasize character: the respectful and ethical minds. In a recent Burton and Inglis lecture at HGSE, Gardner describes what it means for citizens and workers to exhibit these types of minds. As the world we inhabit continues to change, educators must frequently reevaluate the goals of education, and the type of "minds" we wish to cultivate. Though academic achievement within the disciplines is an important goal for K-12 education, there are other important components of a future-oriented education. The reflective educator can think about three kinds of minds that emphasize various aspects of intellectual development. <view video> (requires RealPlayer) <view text>

Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator Items Used In This Project 75 Books Every Writer Should Read Whether you want to make writing your career or just want to know how to improve your writing so that you can pass your college courses, there is plenty of reading material out there to help you get inspired and hone your skills. Here’s a collection of titles that will instruct you on just about every aspect of writing, from the basics of grammar to marketing your completed novel, with some incredibly helpful tips from well-known writers themselves as well. Writing Basics These books address things like structure, plot, descriptions and other basic elements of any story. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers: You can improve the quality of your writing by adding a mythical quality to them with advice and insight from this book. Advice from Authors Who better to give advice on writing than those who have made a name for themselves doing it? On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: This is widely regarded as one of the best books for any aspiring author to read.

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