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'Great Books' online survey
Thu 11 Oct 2007
Teachers TV and the NUT are looking for people to participate in the Great Books online survey, to be made into a Teachers TV countdown series later in the term.
They are looking to discover the top 10 Education books that have most inspired you.

Everyone connected with teaching has a favourite book in their lives. We asked hundreds of people in the educational community to name the book that has most inspired them in their careers. Now it's your turn. We want to know what books have had the biggest impact on you. Then we'll be making a programme announcing the Top Ten - and you could be in it!

Teachers, students, educationalists - in fact, anyone interested in education - are invited to vote for the book which has most inspired them personally about teaching and learning.

We're starting off with a list of 40 influential books suggested by Dr Dennis Hayes of Canterbury Christ Church University: from Plato's Republic to Sue Palmer's Toxic Childhood; from Rousseau's Emile to John Holt's How Children Fai; and takes in along the way books by writers as diverse as George Eliot, Paulo Freire, John Dewey, Margaret Donaldson, Matthew Arnold and Sue Cowley. If your top choice is not on the list you can even add it yourself.

The survey closes on the 26th October 2007.

We welcome all comments on what makes your choice the greatest book and will feature the best responses in the programmes.

You can vote online at