Glasser Quality School Publications

The Quality School (2nd Ed) ***New York: Harper & Row, 1990The core text explaining the theory and practical applications

The Quality School Teacher **

New York: Harper & Row, 1992

Guideline for the teacher putting the Quality School approach into practice

Choice Theory ***

New York: Harper Collins, 1998

Glasser’s most important core text applying his ideas to therapy, relationships, education and management.

Every Student Can Succeed ***

Chula Vista: Black Forest Press, 2000

Practical aspects of the Quality School. A good introductory text.


Glasser Quality Schools In Action ***

Video Recording (2 DVDs), almost 5 hours of video.

Made at a Dublin Workshop on Murray High School October 2008

Choice Theory in Education **

Audio-recording (2 CDs)

Made at St Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda October 1998


Schools without Failure

Glasser, William

New York: Harper & Row, 1969

Glasser’s first questioning of traditional educational practices.

Control Theory in the Classroom 

Glasser, William

New York: Harper & Row, 1986

Focus on motivation in education and ways to encourage better learning.

Creating The Quality School 

Barnes Claps, Judith

Available from the author

Practical ideas and evaluations for setting up a Quality School

The School for Quality Learning 

Crawford, Donna K., Richard J. Bodine & Robert G. Hoglund

Illinois: Research Press, 1993

Explores many of the practical implications of a Quality School model

The Classroom of Choice: Giving Students What They Need and Getting What You Want ** 

Erwin, Jonathan C.

Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2004

The Choice Theory experience and practice of an experienced teacher

In The Driving Seat: Responsible Behaviour – The Key To Happy Relationships 

Gaffney, Sr. Basil, Ann Martin, Sr. Claire Sweeney and Mercedas Taaffee

WGII, 2006

Resource for teaching Choice Theory to young people

New Paradigms for Creating Quality Schools ** 

Greene, Brad

Chapel Hill: New View Publications, 1994

Excellent analysis of the core attitudes that make a Quality School.

Learning Together and Alone: Co-operative, Competitive & Individualistic Learning 

Johnson, David W. & Roger T. Johnson

Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall International, 1975

Comparison of different learning stragegies.

Quality is the Key: Stories from Huntington Woods School **

Mentley, Kaye and Sally Ludwig

Author, 1997

Experiences from the first designated Quality School.

Crisis Counseling for a Quality School Community 

Palmatier, Larry

Accelerated Development/Taylor & Francis: 1997

Ideas for dealing with difficult student problems in a Quality School environment.

Inspiring Quality in Your School: From Theory to Practice ** 

Sullo, Robert

USA: National Education Association, 1997

Moves from the theory to the development of plans for a Quality School


The Teacher’s Toolkit 

Ginnis, Paul

Carmarthen: Crowne House Publishing, 2002

Great practical ideas for teaching and managing in the classroom

How to Talk So Kids Can Learn At Home and In School

Faber, Adele & Elaine Mazlish

London, Picadilly Press: 2003

An approach that is very compatible with ChoiceTheory

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community 

Kohn, Alfie

Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD, 1996

Highlights the dangers in the external evaluation model in education.

Most of the Glasser publications may be obtained online or from:

The William Glasser Institute Ireland


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