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   Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society.

- Maria Montessori, Education for a New World

"Deschooling Society" by Ivan Illich, online in seven chapters
Challenging Basic Assumptions
Paulo Freire Institute  Paulo Freire
Holistic Education and the Emerging Culture,   Naropa Institute 
Summerhill School, A.S. Neill
International Montessori Index
Radical Parenting 
Primitive Living Skills Links
Contemporary Living Skills
The Corporatized University 
From Radical University to Agent of the State  
SAT Tests' Racist and Anti-Working Class 
United States Student Association  
Mortimer J. Adler - The Center for the Study of Great Ideas
Jay's List of Leftist Academic Conferences Syllab 
Uncovering the Right on Campus A Guide to Resisting
Education training research & publication  
Cafe Progressive's Radical Teacher's Table 
National Campaign to Demilitarize Our Schools 
EPN Links Education 
The Education Industry-- Corporate Takeover of the Public Schools 
Captive Kids: A Report on Commercial Pressures on Kids at School 
Brainless in America: the social psychology of mindlessness 
National Association for Bilingual Education - NABE Promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) is the only national organization exclusively concerned with the education of language-minority students in American schools.
Canada: Business Education Partnerships a Troubling Trend 

  Useful traditional resources online
Calculators of all kinds, Measurements, Conversion Units; Calculations Useful to Farmers; Agriculture Specialists, etc.
American Heritage Dictionary The latest edition of this dictionary features almost 100,000 entries
yourDictionary.com Hundreds of dictionaries in English and other languages
Biographical Dictionary
Sites for teachers and students
Interactive Units Converter Calculators to convert many different kinds of measurement systems
Guide for Writing Research Papers Paradigm Online Writing Assistant An interactive, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook
Guide to Grammar and Writing Complete guide to the writing process prepared by Professor of English Charles Darling
Citation Style Guides Guide to different bibliographic and note formats by Wright State University Libraries
Quick Reference/ Research Hundreds of research links from refdesk.com
U.N. Cartographic Section Hundreds of maps (most in PDF format)
Maps & Geography Maps from National Geographic magazine
Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection
Research from Bloomsburymagazine.com Online searchable database of reference books on literature, art, myth, human thought, and quotations
LibDex An index to online libraries throughout the world
Library of Congress Collections, exhibitions, congressional links, and much more
About.com A directory of hundreds of topic-specific sites, each managed by an expert on the topic Scout Report Archives Searchable and browsable archive of the best Internet resources chosen by the Scout Report
WWW Virtual Library The oldest directory of the web, the VL is run by volunteers who compile links for their area of expertise
Open Directory Project A comprehensive directory of the web, developed by volunteer editors. Librarians' Index to the Internet A searchable, annotated subject directory of thousands of Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians
Yahoo! The most complete and popular web directory
Online Books Page A searchable index of more than 15,000 books in that are available for free online
FindSounds.com A search engine for finding sound effects on the web
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Google The hottest search engine available, which ranks results based on content and whether other highly ranked sites link to them
Google Archive A search engine for news groups and listservs
Alta Vista One of the most powerful search engine on the Internet
Social Science Information Gateway SOSIG is a directory with thousands of online resources browsable or searchable by subject area
Infomine Extensive collection of scholarly Internet resources
WayBackMachine To find web pages that no longer exist, you can surf pages stored in the Internet Archive's web archive
InvisibleWeb A directory of thousands of databases, archives, and search engines hidden from most search engines.
SearchAbility Guides to specialized search engines
Political Advocacy Groups A listing of national political advocacy organizations arranged by the issue they are interested in
Research the Issues Links to issues by subject. From Project Vote Smart
Governments on the WWW A comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web
Infoplease.com Almanacs, dictionary, encyclopedia, and an atlas

  Books 
Deschooling Society : Social Questions, by Ivan Illich
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Paul Goodman: Growing Up Absurd : Problems of Youth in the Organized System
Paul Goodman: Compulsory Mis-Education, and the Community of Scholars
Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
Manufacturing Consent - The Political Economy of the Mass Media, by Noam Chomsky & Edward S. Herman
Punished by Rewards- The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise, and Other Bribes, Alfie Kohn
No Contest: The Case Against Competition, Alfie Kohn
Endangered Minds : Why Our Children Don't Think, Jane M. Healy
The Discovery of the Child, Montessori
The Montessori Method, Montessori
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work , E. Mortimer Standing
Montessori: A Modern Approach , Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood, Paula Polk Lillard
Peaceful Children, Peaceful World : The Challenge of Maria Montessori. Aline D. Wolf

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