Reading Group / Oμάδα ανάγνωσης

We meet once a month to read and compare notes.

“[The prevalent] prescriptive parenting picture is fundamentally misguided, from a scientific, philosophical, and political point of view, as well as a personal one. It’s the wrong way to understand how parents and children actually think and act, and it’s equally wrong as a vision of how they should think and act. It’s actually made life worse for children and parents, not better.” ( LeVine & LeVine, 2016)

Reading list

  • Bärtges, C. A., & Lyons, N. (2003). Educating as an Art: Essays on Waldorf Education. SteinerBooks.
  • Cadwell, L. B. (1997). Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education. Teachers College Press.
  • Edwards, C. P., Gandini, L., & Forman, G. E. (1998). The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach–advanced Reflections. Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Freire, P. (1985). The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation. Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Leonard, P., & McLaren, P. (2002). Paulo Freire: A Critical Encounter. Routledge.
  • LeVine, R. A., & LeVine, S. (2016). Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax. PublicAffairs.
  • Montessori, M. (2004). The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation : Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori’s The Montessori Method. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Montessori, M. (2013b). The Absorbent Mind. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Montessori, M. (2018). The Montessori Elementary Material. Creative Media Partners, LLC.
  • Shor, I., & Freire, P. (1987). A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education. Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Steiner, R. (1996). The Child’s Changing Consciousness. SteinerBooks.
  • Steiner, R. (2003). Lectures to Teachers 1921. Kessinger Publishing.
  • Vecchi, V. (2010). Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia: Exploring the Role and Potential of Ateliers in Early Childhood Education. Routledge.
  • Wipfler, P. (2006). Listening to Children: How Children’s Emotions Work. Hand in Hand.


  • Bos, A. L., Sweet-Cushman, J., & Schneider, M..C. (2019). Family-friendly academic conferences: a missing link to fix the “leaky pipeline”? Politics, Groups, and Identities, 7(3), 748–758.
  • Our Forgotten Craving for Community. (2019, August 31). Retrieved September 7, 2019, from The Book of Life website:

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