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  3. Beyond Discourse: Education, the Self and Dialogue. Buffalo: SUNY Press, 1999. PDF
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  1. An Ontological Understanding of Dialogue in Education. Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1996. 
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  1. "Human Capital and Innovations in Education." In Reforms and Innovation in Education, pp. 127-139. Springer, Cham, 2017.
  2. "The Emancipation of Children," in Pauli Siljander, Kimmo Kontio and Eetu Pikkaraine (Eds.)Schools in Transition. Sense Publishers, 2017, 289-303
  3. "On the theoretical limits of education", in Gert Biesta, Julie Allan and Richard Edwards, Eds. Making a Difference in Theory, London and New YorkRoutledge , 2014, 121-134.
  4. "On the Essence of Education," in Making Sense of Education: Fifteen Contemporary Educational Theorists in their own Words, Gert J.J. Biesta, Editor, Springer, 2012.
  5. "The Gift and Dialogue", in Dialogiske perspektiver: når vi er forskjellige, Karin Ellingsen Aune og Ellen Saur, Eds., Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2007.
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  7. Doing and Talking: Two Sides of School,” Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication, Patrick M. Jenlink and Bela H. Banathy, Editors, Plenum US, 2004. 
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  9. "A Case for a Pedagogy of Relation," No Education Without Relation, Charles Bingham and Alexander Sidorkin, Editors, New York: Peter Lang, 2004.
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  1. "Education for Jobless Society," Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2017, 36/1: 7–20.
  2. "University Ratings: Imperfect but Indispensable," Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, 04 2015: 8-10.
  3. "Campbell’s Law and the Ethics of Immensurability,” Studies in Philosophy and Education, 34/4.
  4. "Прагматический либерализм и модернизация воспитания" [The Pragmatic Liberalism and the Modernization of Vospitaniye], Вопросы Образования 2, 2014, 279-298.
  5. "Idolaters, Iconoclasts, and Iconophiles: The Productive Ideal and Philosophy of Education." Philosophy of Education Archive, 2014, 302-310.
  6. "Профессиональная подготовка учителей в США:  уроки для России" [Teacher training in the US: Lessons for Russia], Вопросы Образования 1, 2013: 136-155.
  7. "The Russian Method," Other Education 1/1, 2012: 61-78.
  8. Mad hatters, jackbooted managers, and the massification of higher education,” Educational Theory 62/4, 2012: 487-500. 
  9. Are schools improvable? A rumination on positionality,” Philosophy of Education Archive 2010, Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2010, 278-285. 
  10. "John Dewey: A case of educational utopianism," Philosophy of Education Archive 2009, Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2009: 191-199.
  11. What do we want them to want to do? Against intrinsic motivation,” Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Conference Education and Multicultural Education, August 9-12, 2008, Kyoto University: 337-346. 
  12. "Is Schooling a Consumer Good?: A Case Against School Choice, But Not the One You Had in Mind," in Barbara Stengel, Ed. Philosophy of Education Archive 2007, Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society, 2007: 75-83.
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  14. "The New Slavery, or Chrysalization of Class", Philosophy of Education 2006, Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 2006, 417-425. Перевод на русский
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  16. "Chayanov’s Rule and School Reform," Philosophical Studies in Education 36, 2005, 67-76.
  17. In the Event of Learning,” Educational Theory 54/3, 2004, 251-62. 
  18. "Panopticon of the Second Kind: Self-Reforming During the Era of Excellence," Journal of Thought, Summer 2004, 17-33. 
  19. The unlikely faces of professional development in urban schools: Preparing at-risk students and colleges for each other,” (with John Fischer, Lynne Hamer, Lucy Long, Julie McArthur, Art Samel, and Judith Zimmerman) Educational Horizons 83/3, Spring 2004, 203-212. 
  20. Student Labor and Evolution of Education,” World Futures 60/3, 2004, 183-194.
  21. Lyotard and Bakhtin: Engaged Diversity in Education,” The Interchange 33/1, 2002, 85-97.
  22. Aesthetics and the Paradox of Educational Relation,” (with Charles Bingham) Journal of Philosophy of Education 35, Issue 1, February 2001, 21-30.
  23. Labor of Learning,” Educational Theory 51/1, Winter 2001, 91-108.
  24. Authoritarianism and Democracy in Soviet Schools: A Tale of John Dewey’s Ideas and the Woman Who Brought down the Berlin Wall,” East/West Education 19, 1998-2000, 121-130.
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  27. The Fine Art of Sitting on Two Stools: Multicultural Education Between Postmodernism and Critical Theory,” Studies on Philosophy and Education 18/3, 1999,143-155.
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  31. The Pedagogy of the Interhuman,” Philosophy of Education 1995. Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 1995, 412-419. 


  1. “Review of Journey into Dialogic Pedagogy (Eugene Matusov),” Power and Education 2/1, 2010: 109-111.
  2. “Schools of Recognition: Identity Politics and Classroom Practices,” Review of Charles Bingham, Schools of Recognition. Educational Studies 34/1, Spring 2003: 102-105.
  3. "Democracy, education, and antipodes." Review of Creating and Managing the Democratic School by J.Chapman, I.Froumin, and D.Aspin, Eds., East-West Education, Volume 17, Spring and Fall 1996, Numbers 1 and 2: 135-38. 


  1. "Революция данных," Учительская газета, №26 от 30 июня 2014 года.
  2. "The problem of the Invisible in Education" (With A. Kulakov), Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences 11 (2015 8) 2632-2637
  3. "Forever in your Debt," Philosophy of Education, 2015, 81-83
  4. "The Morning After: Resilience and a Little Anger," Philosophy of Education, 2014, 294-296.
  5. "Общественно-педагогическая практика в одном американском вузе: О пользе добровольно-принудительной практики," Теория и практика психолого-социальной работы в современном обществеМатериалы Всероссийской заочной научно-практической конференции. Нижегородский государственный университет им. Н.И. Лобачевского», Арзамасский филиал, 2013, 71-74.
  6. The institution and the virtuePhilosophy of Education 2012, 439-441. 
  7. Социальное воспитание в гонке образований [Social Education in the Global Educational Race], Стратегия и ресурсы социального воспитания: вызовы XXI века. Материалы Международной научно-практической конференции в рамках VI Сибирского педагогического семинара. [Strategies and resources of social education: The XXI century's challenges], г. Новосибирск / Под общ. ред. Т.А. Ромм, И.В. Хромовой. – Новосибирск: изд. НГПУ, 2012. – Т. 1. – С. 133 – 141.
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  9. Doomed to Act: Why Postmodern Education May Be Impossible, Not Just (Im)possible,” Philosophy of Education, 2011, 280-282.
  10. On the Essence of EducationStudies in Philosophy and Education 30/5, 2011: 521-527.
  11. "Response to Frank Margonis' Review of Labor of Learning: Market and the Next Generation of Educational Reform," Studies in Philosophy and Education 29/6, 2010: 577-578.
  12. Феномен Листпеда с точки зрения дискретности воспитания [The Listped phenomenon as a case of discrete education],” Магия Листпеда: Педагогические принципы адаптационного сбора студентов [Listped magic: The educational foundation of the adaptive retreat for freshmen], N.P. Anijnikeeva, Т.А. Romm eds., Novosibirsk, NSPU Publishing, 2010: 34 - 38. 
  13. Как перевести непереводимое: российская традиция воспитания и перспективы глобализации образования [Translating the untranslatable: The Russian character education tradition and perspectives of globalization],” Воспитание: традиции и перспективы [Traditions and perspectives of character education]. Proceedings of the Fifth Siberian Education Seminar, Novosibirsk, Russia, March 17 - 19 2010): Volume 1. Novosibirsk, NSPU Publishing, 2010: 24 - 26.
  14. “Mentorship program essential for new teachers,” Greeley Tribune, April 10, 2008, A8.
  15. "Compliance without paternalism," Philosophy of Education, 2008. Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 78-80.
  16. Будущее воспитания и воспитание будущего, [The future of education and education of the future],” Воспитательная работа в школе [Community education in schools], 2008, 3: 24-26.
  17. Нерыночная экономика школы” [The non-market economy of schooling], Narodnoye Obrazovaniye [People’s Education] 10, 2008: 223-231. 
  18. Spinoza or Spanish?” Straw Poll Contribution, The Philosophers’ Magazine Volume 38, 2007, 10. 
  19. Факультет ненужных вещей: Смысл и основная проблема воспитания.” [Faculty of useless things: Meaning and the core problem of education]. Новые Ценности Образования: Контексты и подтексты образования. [New Educational Values: Contexts and Subtexts of Education] 5-6/29-30, 2006: 43-48.
  20. Театральность школы” [The theatrality of schooling], На путях к новой школе, 2004, 3-6.
  21. “Российская теория воспитания в контексте мирового образования” [The Russian character education theory in the global educational context], Живая педагогика: Открытость, культура, наука, образование [The Living Pedagogy: Openness, culture, scholarship, education], Moscow: Narodnoye Obrazovanie, 2004, 61-67.
  22. "Педагогическая наука и образовательная практика: Экономическая антропология школы" [Educational research and educational practice: The Economic Anthropology of Schooling], Живая Педагогика: Открытость. Культура. Наука. Образование [Pedagogy, Alive: Openness. Culture. Scholarship. Education], Moscow: Narodnoe Obrazovanie, 2004, 244-24
  23. "Эволюционная теория коллективного воспитания," [An evolutionary theory of the collective education], Na Putiakh k Novoy Shkole 5, 2003, 41-43.
  24. "Cold Calling and the Wonderful World of Relations," Philosophy of Education Archive, 2003. Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 204-207.
  25. “Школа отношений” [School of Relationship], with Alexei Spirin, Narodnoe obrazovanie 1326/3, Spring 2003, 92-97.
  26. Alas, Poor Hamlet – or Identity Crisis for Dummies,” Philosophy of Education Archive, 1998. Urbana, Illinois: Philosophy of Education Society, 1998, 269-71.
  27. “К вопросу о развитии понятия воспитательная система школы” [On development of the concept of School-wide Educational System], Klassnyi Rukovoditel. 1997, Volume 2, 23-28.
  28. The Glass Bead Game,” Philosophy of Education Archive, 1996, 315-317.
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  32. The Communard Movement in Russia,” East-West Education, Volume 16, Fall 1995, Number 2: 148-59.
  33. “Единство организованности и общинности как условие становления и развития гуманистической воспитательной системы школы” [Linking Organization and Community for Building a Humanistic School]. Воспитательная система массовой школы: проблемы гуманизации [Public schools: Humanization Issues]. Moscow: Research Institute for Theory and History of Education, 1992, 22-28.
  34. “Процесс развития воспитательной системы школы. Его закономерности” [Development of School-wide Educational System: Patterns and Regularities]. Воспитательная система учебного заведения [Educational System of a Learning Organization]. Moscow: USSR Federal Committee for Public Education, 1992, 14-29.
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  37. Процесс развития воспитательной системы школы” [Evolution of a Holistic School] Sovetskaya Pedagogika, 11/1991: 65-69.
  38. "Методологический синтез теории и истории педагогики в исследовании воспитательных систем" [Methodological Synthesis of Theory and History of Education in Holistic School Research]. Воспитательная система школы: история и современность [Holistic School: History and Present Time] Vladimir: P. I. Lebedev-Poliansky Teachers College, 1990, 8-10.
  39. “Воспитательный процесс и воспитательная система” [Educational Process and the Holistic School] Методология и методы современных педагогических исследований [Methodology and Methods of Contemporary Educational Research]. Moscow: Academy of Educational Sciences, 1989, 10-12.
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