The following websites and bibliography are good places to start your research on Education and Interpretation best practices and theory.

Bibliography

American Association of Museums. Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public Dimension of Museums. Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1992 (revised 2008).

Judy Diamond, Jessica J. Luke, David H. Uttal. Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Informal Educational Settings. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008.

John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking. Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2000.

Alison L. Grinder and E. Sue McCoy. The Good Guide: A Sourcebook for Interpreters, Docents and Tour Guides. Tucson, AZ: Ironwood Publishing, 1985.

George E. Hein. Learning in the Museum (Museum Meanings). London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

Anna Johnson, Kimberly A. Huber, Nancy Cutler, Melissa Bingmann, Tim Grove. The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2009.

Barbara Abramoff Levy, Sandra Mackenzie Lloyd, Susan Porter Schreiber. Great Tours!: Thematic Tours and Guide Training for Historic Sites. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002.

Freeman Tilden. Interpreting Our Heritage. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Nina Simon. The Participatory Museum. Santa Cruz, CA: Museum 2.0, 2010. See also www.participatorymuseum.org.

Sam Wineburg. Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Critical Perspectives On The Past). Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.

 

Websites

Family Learning Forum, www.familylearningforum.org.

ArtsConnectEd, www.artsconnected.org.