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I am revising this section but dont want to lose what I already have. So for now I am just adding things I find for the paper I am working on

Bertha Von Suttner (1889 - English translation 1892) Lay Down Your Arms. Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) chose the medium of fiction in order to reach as broad an audience as possible with her pacifist ideals. Challenging the narrow nationalisms of nineteenth-century Europe, Suttner believed that disputes between nations should be settled by means of arbitration rather than armed conflict. She devoted her life to campaigning for the cause of peace, and in 1905 became the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Suttner’s influential novel yields insights into the early development of calls for a united Europe and an end to the arms race.

Habermas, J. (1976) Communication and the evolution of society. London; Heinemann.

Quotes for enhancing the validity of living theories.

$70,000 minimum wage http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/business/owner-of-gravity-payments-a-credit-card-processor-is-setting-a-new-minimum-wage-70000-a-year.html?_r=0 Has links to Kahneman paper too

Sue Swaffield (2009) The misrepresentation of Assessment for Learning – and the woeful waste of a wonderful opportunity. This paper was written in response to the publication of the DCSF (2008) document 
‘The Assessment for Learning Strategy’. It was presented as a ‘work in progress 
paper’, at the 2009 AAIA National Conference (Association for Achievement and 
Improvement through Assessment) Bournemouth, 16 – 18 September, 2009. http://www.aaia.org.uk/content/uploads/2010/07/The-Misrepresentation-of-Assessment-for-Learning.pdf 

Self-discipline and self-control pros and cons - Alfie Kohn - interesting perspective to follow up

'mixed groups' vs 'setting and streaming' - Interesting piece I need to read more carefully and followup on http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csme/meas/papers/boaler.html



I like reading hardcopy but working with pdfs - cant afford both but there is a lot freely available of older texts on the web which is helpful. If google doesnt help try scribd or 

Lakoff Dont Think Like an Elephant - talking on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4UfGZOPJjE Over view http://www.tburg.k12.ny.us/hsking/Apgov/Don't%20Think%20of%20an%20Elephant!.pdf freely accessible from 


Frankl Man In Search of Meaning freely accessible http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/mans-search.pdf

Carr and Kemmmis Becoming Critical freely accessible http://enotez.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/becoming-critical.pdf

Gadamer Truth and Method free accessible from http://gendocs.ru/docs/10/9563/conv_1/file1.pdf


Advisory council on Scottish Education 1947 page 154

West Burnham on shallow, deep and profound learning

I am particularly interested to build up a reference list of work that contributes to the development of inclusive and inclusional gifted and talented educational theory, practice and provision. There is as yet little in the field but it is developing rapidly. These are some of the references that have provoked my interest, curiousity or even at times outrage. I include some work I really disagree with but still appreciate as it has forced me to clarify my thinking.

I often make notes for myself, and keep quotes for my own use. I have on occassions put them here so I can find them (I told you I am not good at filing). I dont say they are accurate and remember the bias I have so I hope they might encourage you to get the book or paper and read the work yourself. In my experience there is no substitute for going to the source.

These are only very crudely organised and many books and papers could fall under all or some of the headings. So, have a skim through all the lists. I have included notes etc where I, or someone else, have made them. Sometimes these are just an odd quotation, sometimes I have typed out extensive quotations depending on how I feel or need. They will give you some idea of what the book or paper might include but be aware it is my bias that dictates what I have selected to note. Sometimes I have included my own summaries or thoughts - again you may have very different understandings than me but I hope that you might be curious and get the full texts.

As I work with different references I will put them on. If you want to share your thoughts as you read the references or some of my meanderings or you would tell me what you have found interesting I would be really delighted to hear from you.

I have been on a journey of over 35 years to get to this place and the work of many have influenced me. The work of the four most influential theorists which have helped me move from a crawl to a jump at this nodal point in my journey are:

Jack Whitehead - Living Educational Theory,
Belle Wallace - TASC (Thinking Actively in a Social Context)
Carol Dweck - the influence of self theories of intelligence
John White - ideological roots of intelligence

The links are to just tasters of their work.

I really dont want to loose this reference to 'Interweaving Thematic Threads and Learning Pathways' by Anthony Judge - so am parking it here for the time being.


Inclusive and/or inclusional gifted and talented educational theory and practice

Logics, Theories, Models, Methodologies and Methods


On Narrative

On Thinking

Living Theory


Learners voice and young people as researchers

Video and Web

Journals etc on gifted and talented education and related subjects

Communities and organisations learning.

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