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Book Chapters

Book Chapters by Deborah Meier

(2015). Teaching Democracy: Whose Job is it? In M. Glover, & E. O. Keene (Eds.), The Teacher You Want to Be (pp. 152-159). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

(2014). What Might schools of the Future Be Like? In M. Kysilka & O.L. Davis, Jr. (Eds.), Schooling for Tomorrow’s America (pp.83-88), Information Age Publishing

(2013). Abandoning the higher purpose of public schools. In M.B. Katz, & M. Rose (Eds.),  Public education under siege. University of Pennsylvania Press.

(2012). (with Nicholas Meier) . Working to awaken: Implications for teaching from a social perspective. In L. Denti & P. Whang (Eds.), Rattling chains: Exploring social justice in education. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing. PDF

(2012). Walking into the fire: Arts as a integrative force in learning. In H. R. Kohl & T. Oppenheim (Eds.), The muses go to school: Inspiring stories about the importance of arts in education. New York: New Press.

(2012). Central Park East school: Starting out with small schools. In L. Arrastia & M. Hoffman (Eds.), Starting up : Critical lessons from 10 new schools (pp. 3-11). New York: Teachers College Press.

(2012). Success in East Harlem: How one group of teachers built a school that works. In A. S. Canestrari & B. A. Marlowe (Eds.), Educational foundations: An anthology of critical readings (Third ed., pp. 141-150).

(2011). Rethinking Trust. In R. Elmore (Ed.), I Used to Think… And Now I Think... (pp. 113–118): Harvard Education Press.

(2011). Deborah Meier. In S. Chaltain (Ed.), Faces of Learning: 50 powerful stories of defining moments in education (pp. 86-87): Jossey-Bass.

(2010). Democracy at Risk. In M. Scherer (Ed.), Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe (pp. 179-185). Alexandria, Va.: ASCD.

(2010). Free People Need Public Spaces. In R. Lake (Ed.), Dear Maxine: Letters from the unfinished conversation with Maxine Greene (pp. 34–36). New York: Teachers College Press.

(2010). What I’ve Learned. In J. Mintz & C. Ricci (Eds.), Turning Points: 27 Visionaries Tell their Own Stories: AERO. PDF

(2009). Compassionate Conservatism: Our Schools, Community, and Democracy. In A. Pomson & H. Deitcher (Eds.), Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration. Oxford; Portland, Or.: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

(2009). Educating All the People for Democratic Governance. In J. E. Cohen & M. B. Malin (Eds.), International Perspectives on the Goals of Universal Basic and Secondary Education (pp. 176-180). New York: Routledge.

(2009). New York City Schools: Then and Now. In NYC Schools Under Bloomberg and Klein: What parents, teachers, and policymakers need to know (pp. 157-163). New York: Lulu. PDF

(2009). Strong Schools are Essential for Democracy. In G. Bracey (Ed.), Education Hell: Rhetoric and Reality (pp. 254–259): Education Research Service.

(2009). A View of Multiple Intelligences from the Principal’s Desk. In B. Shearer (Ed.), MI at 25: Assessing the Impact and Future of Multiple Intelligences for Teaching and Learning (pp. 86-91). New York: Teachers College Press.

(2009). What I’ve Learned. In C. D. Glickman (Ed.), Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries Who Changed American Education (pp. 12–19). Teachers College Press.

(2008). Creating Schools We Can Trust. In C. Glickman (Ed.), Letters to the Next President: 2008 Election Issue (pp. 18–26): Teachers College Press.

(2007). By All Measures: Just Another False Chase. In The Last Word: The Best Commentary and Controversy in American Education (pp. 51-53). John Wiley and Sons.

(2007) (with Paul Schwartz). Central Park East Secondary School: The hard part is making it happen (Redux). In M. W. Apple & J. A. Beane (Eds.), Democratic Schools (Second ed., pp. 136-149): Heinemann

(2007). On Patriotism and the Yankees: Lessons Learned From Being a Fan. In J. Westheimer (Ed.), Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America’s Schools (pp. 49-60): Teachers College Press

(2007). As though they owned the place: Small schools as membership communities. In K. Ryan & J. M. Cooper (Eds.), Kaleidoscope : Readings in education (pp. 89-94). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

(2006). What we’ve learned in the small schools movement. In P. Hughes (Ed.), Secondary Education at the Crossroads (pp. 145-148). The Netherlands: Springer.

(2005). Racing Through Childhood. In B. Engel & A. C. Martin (Eds.), Holding Values: What we mean by progressive education (pp. 122–128): Heinemann. PDF

(2004). Resistance and Courage, a Conversation with Deborah Meier. In A. S. Canestrari & B. A. Marlowe (Eds.), Educational foundations: An anthology of critical readings (pp. 213-217): Sage Publications. PDF

(2004). (Interview by Mike Seymour). How Schools Can Empower Our Children. In M. Seymour (Ed.), Educating for humanity: Rethinking the purposes of education. Boulder: Paradigm.

(2004). Creating Schools We Can Trust. In C. Glickman (Ed.), Letters to the Next President (pp. 18-26): Teachers College Press.

(2000). Can the odds be changed? What it will take to make small schools ordinary practice. In E. Clinchy (Ed.), Creating new schools: How small schools are changing American education (pp. 183-190). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. PDF

(2000). The Crisis of Relationships. In W. Ayers, M. Klonsky & G. Lyon (Eds.), A simple justice: The challenge of small schools (pp. 33-37). New York: Teachers College Press.

(2000). Progressive Education in the 21st Century: A work in progress. In R. Brandt (Ed.), Education in a new era (pp. 211-228). Alexandria, VI: ASCD.

(1999). Needed: Thoughtful Research for Thoughtful Schools. In E. C. Lagemann & L. Shulman (Eds.), Issues in education research (pp. 63-82). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. PDF

(1999). Supposing that…. In E. Clinchy (Ed.), Reforming American education from the bottom to the top. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. PDF

(1998). Authenticity and Educational Change. In A. Hargreaves, A. Lieberman, M. Fullan & D. Hopkins (Eds.). International Handbook for Educational Change. (pp.596-615). London: Kluwer.

(1997). Creating School Communities. In S. S. Lee (Ed.), Communities of learning: A vision for the Jewish future (pp. 33-43). Los Angeles: Hebrew Union College. PDF

(1997). Habits of Mind: Democratic Values and the Creation of Effective Learning Communities. In B. S. Kogan (Ed.), Common schools, uncommon futures: A working consensus for school renewal: Teachers College Press.

(1997). How Our Schools Could Be. In E. Clinchy (Ed.), Transforming public education: A new course for America’s future. New York: Teachers College Press. PDF

(1997). Why Not Privatize? In A. Kohn (Ed.), Education, inc.: Turning learning into a business: Teachers College Press.

(1996). Transforming Schools into Powerful Communities. In W. Ayers & P. Ford (Eds.), City Kids, City Teachers (pp. 131-136). New York: The New Press.

(1995). Central Park East: An alternative story. In M. D. Tannenbaum (Ed.), Concepts and Issues in School Choice (pp. 212-221). Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press.

(1995) (with P.Schwartz) Central Park East Secondary School: The Hard Part is Making It Happen. In M. W. Apple & J. A. Beane (Eds.), Democratic schools: ASCD. PDF

(1993). Transforming Schools into Powerful Communities. In R. Takanishi (Ed.), Adolescence in the 1990s. Risk and opportunity: Teachers College Press.

(1992). Choices: A Strategy for Educational Reform. In P. R. Kane (Ed.), Independent schools, independent thinkers (pp. 369-389). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

(1991). The Kindergarten Tradition in High School. In K. Jervis & C. Montag (Eds.), Progressive education for the 1990s: Transforming practice (pp. 135-148). New York: Teachers College Press. PDF

(1988). The Beautician Question: Can Secondary Education Be Progressive? In K. Jervis & A. Tobier (Eds.), Education for democracy: Proceedings from the Cambridge school on progressive education (pp. 68-80). Weston, MA: The Cambridge School.

(1973). The Fatal Defects of Reading Tests. In C. Silberman (Ed.), The open classroom reader. New York: Random House. PDF

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