Guillermo De Los Reyes, University of Houston
Board of Syndics, Library of Education
A History of Harvard - by Alfred K. Moe Purchase Alfred K. Moe wrote of this entertaining volume in 1896: “In the short sketch of the College in these pages the endeavor has been to show that Harvard is not so serious an institution as some may have tried to make you believe.” He served as the U.S. Consul in…Read more A History of Harvard Hannah More - by Charlotte M. Yonge Purchase Hannah More was born in 1745 in the village of Fishponds, located near Bristol. Her father was a teacher, which helped to ensure that Hannah and her siblings were educated. She was once engaged, but the nuptials did not take place. Instead, More enjoyed an annual payment from the broken…Read more Hannah More Harvard Episodes - by Charles Macomb Flandrau Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace When this book first appeared in 1897, the student newspaper the Harvard Crimson, was upset: “With the exception of Haydock, all the characters are unmanly, snobbish, morbid or unhappy. That such characters exist in every college class is of course undeniable, but they are, after…Read more Harvard Episodes Harvard University Songs - by E. F. DuBois Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace Eugene Floyd DuBois (1882-1959) studied medicine at Columbia after doing his undergraduate work at Harvard and graduating in 1903. At Harvard he was business editor of the Harvard Lampoon, the humor magazine, and rowed. He had a lifelong avocational interest in music but as professor…Read more Harvard University Songs John Harvard and His Times - by Henry C. Shelley Purchase Henry C. Shelley prefaced this work on John Harvard by stating, “Among the names graven on the foundation stones of American history none is so deeply carved or is so rich in promise of endurance as that of John Harvard. In fact, no name has been for so many generations…Read more John Harvard and His Times Misunderstood Children - Purchase through Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace by Elizabeth Harrison Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) founded the National Louis University in Chicago, originally meeting in the Art Institute. She was a friend of Maria Montessori, with whom she spent time in Rome in 1912-13, and of Jane Addams, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and social reformer, and…Read more Misunderstood Children Old Time Schools and School Books - by Clifton Johnson Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace Primers and other early American schoolbooks were often lost due to years of use, neglect and eventually becoming outdated. Thankfully, Clifton Johnson, in Old Time Schools and School-Books, is able to draw from his vast collection of school books in order to offer readers a taste…Read more Old Time Schools and School Books Outlining Magic Circles: Jessie Bancroft’s Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium - Purchase through Amazon | Download FREE Kindle version | Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Devin Proctor Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium, first published in 1909, has been called “the most comprehensive and scholarly book on games.” It contains rules and variations of hundreds of games for schools, summer camps, parties, etc.,…Read more Outlining Magic Circles: Jessie Bancroft’s Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium Speech and Manners for Home and School - by Miss E. S. Kirkland Purchase E. S. Kirkland wrote books intended for children regarding domesticity in general. Her most popular book was Six Little Cooks, aiming to teach children how to cook, along with some specially selected recipes. When first released, Speech and Manners for Home and School was advertised with the following:”This book…is…Read more Speech and Manners for Home and School Surviving Education’s Internet Revolution - Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace Melissa Layne, Ed.D., is the Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in- Chief for Internet Learning at American Public University System. Layne earned her doctoral degree in reading (digital literacies) from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas and also holds a master’s in curriculum and…Read more Surviving Education’s Internet Revolution The Idea of the Digital University - Purchase through Amazon By Frank McClusky & Melanie Winter It is widely believed that college is not what it used to be. Politicians are calling for a full-scale overhaul of higher education. The public is losing its confidence in higher education. It is argued that American higher education is in crisis. The authors, who together…Read more The Idea of the Digital University The Women of the French Salons - by Amelia Gere Mason Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace Amelia Gere Mason developed Women of the French Salons by creating an archive of oral histories of women who participated in the salons. She also poured through letters, original manuscripts, memoirs and other writings of participants. Mason credits the salon culture with assisting French…Read more The Women of the French Salons
Westphalia Press titles include older texts which teachers find useful for comparative purposes, as they often show the changing attitudes through the years to such issues as race, religion, theses about the sciences and social sciences. Both original and “golden oldies” reprint suggestions are warmly welcome. Our Policy Studies Organization journals and conferences, which are offered hybrid as f2f and virtual, are also helpful in building curriculum.