The most popular books at the library!

| November 9, 2011

We thought it would be fun to take a look at the books that are checked out the most from our library! We gathered the data and the results are in!

The following list shows the top 20 borrowed books in our library since the start of EDUCAT, our online catalog. EDUCAT was first installed in 1992! The list starts with the books with the most checkouts and works downwards from there. It’s fun to see what the community is reading.

1. The one best system : a history of American urban education  by David B. Tyack.

2. The transformation of the school  progressivism in American education by Lawrence A. Cremin.

3. The reflective practitioner : how professionals think in action by Donald A. Schon.

4. Ways with words : language, life, and work in communities and classrooms by Shirley Brice Heath.

5. Frames of mind : the theory of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner.

6. Developing critical thinkers : challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting by Stephen D. Brookfield.

7. The communicative approach to language teaching by C. J. Brumfit and K. Johnson.

8. The great school wars, New York City, 1805-1973  a history of the public schools as battlefield of social change by Diane Ravitch.

9. The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky edited by Robert W. Rieber and Aaron Carton.

10. Dewey on education. Selections with an introduction and notes by Martin S. Dworkin.

11. Educating the reflective practitioner : toward a new design for teaching and learning in the professions by Donald A. Schon.

12. Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis.

13. A place called school : prospects for the future by John I. Goodlad.

14. Language transfer in language learning edited by Susan M. Gass and Larry Selinker.

15. Life in classrooms by Philip W. Jackson.

16. The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales by Oliver Sacks.

17. Interdisciplinary curriculum : design and implementation edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs.

18. A history of Teachers College, Columbia University by Lawrence A. Cremin, David A. Shannon, Mary Evelyn Townsend.

19. Horace’s compromise : the dilemma of the American high school : the first report from a study of high schools, co-sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Commission on Educational Issues of the National Association of Independent Schools / Theodore R. Sizer.

20. Educating an urban people : the New York City experience edited by Diane Ravitch and Ronald K. Goodenow.

Do you find anything on the list surprising? What lists would you like to see here on pressible in the future?