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Sample Readings
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Faculty Members have suggested the following books for use in CPED-influenced programs:


Design-Based School Improvement: A Practical Guide for Education Leaders. Rick Mintrop (2016)

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. Warren Berger (2014)

The Craft of Research. 3rd Edition. Wayne C. Booth, ‎Gregory G. Colomb, ‎Joseph M. Williams (2009)

Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better. Anthony Bryk, Louis Gomez, Alicia Grunow & Paul LeMahieu (2015)

Action Research in Education. Ernest T. Stringer (2007)

Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle (2009) 

Mixed Methods in Social Inquiry. Jennifer Green (2007) 

Turning Research into Results: A guide to Selecting the Right Performance Solutions. Richard E. Clark & Fred Estes (2008) 


Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago. Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, Elaine Allensworth, and Stuart Luppescu (2010)

Leadership: Theory and Practice. 6th Edition Peter G. Northouse (2013)

Reframing organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. Lee G. Boleman & Terrence E. Deal (2003) 

The Political Mind. George Lakoff (2009) 

Social Justice for Leadership

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (3rd ed) by Maurianne AdamsWarren BlumenfeldCarmelita CastanedaHeather W. HackmanMadeline L. PetersXimena Zuniga (2013)

The Critical Pedagogy Reader (2nd Ed) by Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. TorresMarta P. Baltodano (208)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere (2005) 

Toward a Critical Race Theory by Gloria Ladson-Billings & William F. Tate (1995)

Transformative Leadership: Working for Equity in Diverse Contexts by Carolyn Shields (2010)

Social Justice Educational Leaders and Resistance: Toward a Theory of Social Justice Leadership by George Theoharis (2007)


Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy : A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice by Django Paris (2012)