Directory of School Mediation and Conflict Resolution Programs, by Annie Cheatham (National Association for Mediation in Education, 425 Amity St., Amherst, Mass. 01002; 169 pp., $12.50 paper plus $2.50 handling). Profiles of 86 school and community mediation centers in 27 states and England.
Directory of State Legislative Staff for Education Issues, 1988-89, compiled by Constance L. Koprowicz (National Conference of State Legislatures, 1050 17th St., Suite 2100, Denver, Colo. 80265; 59 pp., $7.50 paper). Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of contacts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Encyclopedia of School Administration and Supervision, edited by Richard A. Gorton, Gail T. Schneider, and James C. Fisher (Oryx Press, Suite 103, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1483; 321 pp., $74.50 cloth). Includes articles written by educators on approximately 200 topics pertaining to administration.
Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs, prepared by the American Library Association and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (ala, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 and aect, 1126 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; 171 pp., $12.95 paper). Defines elements of an effective program and recommends strategies for meeting the diverse needs of students.
Requirements for Certification for Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, 53rd edition, by Mary Paxton Burks (University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60637; 259 pp., $30 cloth). Updates certification requirements for teachers, administrators, librarians, counselors, and other school personnel.
Counseling Students: Lessons From Northfield ... Echoes From Fountain Valley, by Preston K. Munter, Graham B. Blaine, Stanley H. King, et. al. (Auburn House Publishing Company, 14 Dedham St., Dover, Mass. 02030-0658; 194 pp., $24.95 cloth). This guide--developed by the Northfield and Fountain Valley Counseling Institutes--is intended to help teachers improve their counseling skills.
Education and Economic Growth: A Legislator's Guide, by Peggy M. Siegel (National Conference of State Legislatures, Book Order Department, 1050 17th St., Suite 2100, Denver, Colo. 80265; 120 pp., $10 paper plus $1.50 handling). Analyzes state education policies designed to advance economic development.
The Interactive Parent: How To Help Your Child Survive and Succeed in the Public Schools, by Linwood Laughy (Mountain Meadow Press, P.O. Box 447B, Kooskia, Idaho 83539; 203 pp., $11.95 paper plus $1 handling). This handbook on the structure of schooling aims to teach parents "how to interact successfully with school personnel to gain the best education possible" for their children.
Judicious Discipline, by Forrest Gathercoal (Prakken Publications Inc., 416 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. 48107; 98 pp., $8.95 paper). Suggests a method for creating school rules and disciplinary procedures based on the principles of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. ''By allowing students the opportunity to experience individual freedoms, and encouraging them to learn how to handle the responsibilities and demands emanating from their individual rights," the author writes, "we are teaching students how to govern themselves."
Making the Grade: The 1988 Development Report Card for the States, prepared by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (Suite 1401, 1725 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006; 129 pp., $25 paper). Included in this evaluation of states' economic climate are ratings of educational capacity and levels of investment in schooling.
The Melancholy Anatomy of Plagiarism, by K.R. St. Onge (University Press of America Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Md., 106 pp., $24.75 cloth, $10.25 paper). This analysis of language and scholarship concludes that the traditional standards are "not only ethically based but psychologically sound."
Philanthropy: Four Views, by Robert Payton, Michael Novak, Brian O'Connell, and Peter Dobkin Hall (Social Philosophy and Policy Center and Transaction Books, Rutgers, The State University, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903; 72 pp., $19.95 cloth, $12.95 paper). Four essayists argue that philanthropy is essential to the maintenance of a free society.