A short list of resources on Education & Society:
Dewey, John. (1938). Experience and education. New York: Collier Books.
Freire, Paulo. (2000). Pedagogy of the oppressed. (M.B. Ramos, Trans.). New York: Continuum.
Gatto, John Taylor. (2009). Weapons of mass instruction: A schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.
Holt, John C. (1981). Teach your own: A hopeful path for education. New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence.
Illich, Ivan. (1971). Deschooling society. New York: Harper & Row.
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Parsons, Talcott. (1959). The School Class as a Social System: Some of Its Functions in American Society. Harvard Educational Review, 29(4): 297-318.
Reimer, Everett. (1972). School is dead: Alternatives in education. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.
See also: Other books by John Taylor Gatto and John C. Holt.