Bibliography – for those interested in Holistic Educational Studies

Starting in Holistic or Human-centred Education – a Bibliography

Dr Roger Prentice –

NB These are simply the last books I would let go!

NB My view is that it is essential to 1) read Miller’s The Holistic Curriculum first. 2) Study Heschel’s Who is Man

Miller, John P., (1988), The Holistic Curriculum, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education


Then these in no particular order

01 Fisher Robert (2nd ed. 2003) Teaching Thinking: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom London: Continuum

02 Neville Bernie., (2002) Educating Psyche – Emotion, imagination and the unconscious in learning’, Greensborough (VIC) Flat Chat Press ISBN: 0-9758084-9-4

03 Hart, Tobin, (2001), From Information to Transformation: Education for the Evolution of Consciousness, NY: Peter Lang

04 Wilber, Ken, (1998), The Marriage of Sense and Soul, New York, USA: Random House

05 Heschel A J (1965), Who is Man, Stanford, California : Stanford University Press

06 Bohm, David, (1980), Wholeness and the Implicate Order, London : Ark Paperbacks

07 Abbs, Peter, (1994), The Educational Imperative, London: The Falmer Press

08 Hamilton, Robert, (1990), Earthdream, The Marriage of Reason and Intuition, Bideford, Devon: Green Books

09 Abbs Peter (1974) Autobiography in Education; an intro to the subjective discipline of autobiography, London: Heinemann Ed

10 Eagleton Terry (2004) After Theory, London: Penguin

11 Clark Edward T (1996) Designing & Implementing an Integrated Curriculum: A Student-Centered Approach Edward T. Clark, Jr. SEE here

12 Postman, Neil (1971) Teaching as a Subversive Activity, London: Penguin Ed.

13 All writings by Ron Miller

14 Nel Noddings’ books on Caring

15 Burbules, N. (1993) Dialogue in Teaching. Theory and practice, New York: Teachers College Press.

16 Palmer Parker (1993) To Know as We are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, Australia: Harper Collins

Creativity – this is absolutely vital but somewhat problematic – please discuss with me.


Then these

Sloan, Douglas (Ed.), (1984a), Insight-Imagination; The Emancipation of Thought & The Modern World, Greenwood press, Westport Connecticut USA

Jarvis, Peter , (1992), Paradoxes of Learning, Jossey Bass, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Brownhill, Robert. J., (1983), Education and the Nature of Knowledge, London: Croom Helm,

Barry, Robert, (1993), A Theory of Almost Everything, Oneworld Publications Ltd., Oxford

Lipman, Matthew, (1991), Thinking in Education, Cambridge, University Press, Cambridge, UK and its central place in the education of teachers, London: Heinemann

Bruner, Jerome, (1996), The Culture of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Uni Press

Dixon, John, (1967), Growth through English, Reading : Nat Assoc for the Teaching of English

Schumacher E F (1977), A Guide for the Perplexed, Jonathan Cape, London.


NB Not everything will be in print – look for second-hand on ABE. Look for new books by some of these authors on as well as (The US site has more!)


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