Culture and Pedagogy by Robin Alexander
Sweeping comparative study of primary education in five countries - taking a long view of the differences both at classroom and at policy level in national educational systems
Performance Studies: an introduction by Richard Schechner
Erudite and very, very useful summary of some of the key tenets of performance studies. An emergent classic.
Dialogic Inquiry: toward a sociocultural practice and theory of education by Gordon Wells
Hardcore theoretical look at inquiry-based learning, drawing particularly on Vygotsky and M.A.K.Halliday