Building Coalitions for Support of Schools, by Thomas E. Hart (Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 33 pp., $5 paper plus $2 handling). Backing collaboration among educators, parents, businesses, and service organizations to improve the quality of schools, the author makes suggestions for creating and operating effective coalitions.
Federal Aid to the Disadvantaged: What Future for Chapter 1?, edited by Denis P. Doyle and Bruce S. Cooper (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 277 pp., $53 cloth, $22 paper). Fourteen policy analysts examine the historical context of the federal role in providing compensatory programs, and offer perspectives on how it might be improved.
Improving the School-Home Connection for Poor and Minority Urban Students, by Carol Ascher (eric Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027; 21 pp., $3 paper). Noting a shift in parental involvement from the "affairs of the school to the home site," the author suggests ways in which parents can contribute to their children's education and schools can decrease parents' alienation.
Keeping Students in School, by Margaret Terry Orr (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104-1310; 237 pp., $24.95 cloth). Analyses of 14 successful dropout-prevention initiatives illustrate the author's contention that "many program options are needed to tackle the job of helping potential and actual youth dropouts to finish high school."
The Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education: A Curriculum for Justice and Compassion in Education, by David E. Purpel (Bergin & Garvey Publishers Inc., 670 Amherst Rd., Granby, Mass. 01033; 174 pp, $44.95 cloth, $12.95 paper). Current educational reform has been trivialized through its neglect of larger social issues, the author asserts. He develops a philosophy of education that "facilitates love, justice, community, and joy," and outlines a curriculum directed at social justice and compassion.
Teachers as Intellectuals: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning, by Henry A. Giroux (Bergin & Garvey Publishers Inc., 670 Amherst Rd., Granby, Mass. 01033; 249 pp., $39.95 cloth, $14.95 paper). As "transformative intellectuals," argues the author in the papers gathered here, teachers would educate students "to struggle for institutional change, and to fight both against oppression and for democracy outside of schools."
Facts and Faith: A Status Report on Youth Service, by Anne C. Lewis (Youth and America's Future: The William T. Grant Foundation Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship, 1001 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 301, Washington, D.C. 20036-5541; 32 pp., $5 paper). Summarizes research and recommends policies for renewing the service ethic among young people.
Youth Service: A Guidebook for Developing and Operating Effective Programs, by Dan Conrad and Diane Hedin (Independent Sector, 1828 L St., N.W., Suite 1200-B, Washington, D.C. 20036; 69 pp., $12.50 paper, $10 for i.s. members). Offers suggestions for initiating and operating community-service agencies.
The New Kindergarten: Full Day, Child Centered, Academic, by Jean Marzollo (Harper & Row, Publishers, 10 East 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 226 pp., $16.95 cloth). Citing the need to teach a "rich, meaningful, and balanced curriculum," the author explores issues in early education and suggests themes for investigation in the classroom.
Raising Each Other: A Book for Teens and Parents, by Jeanne Brondino and the Parent/Teen Book Group (Hunter House Inc., P.O. Box 847, Claremont, Calif. 91711; 147 pp., $7.95 paper plus $2 handling). In essays and interviews with their parents, high-school students reveal their feelings about relationships between adolescents and parents.
Shall the Circle Be Unbroken? Helping the Emotionally Maltreated Child, by Marilyn Franzen Holm (Bookmakers Guild Inc., 1430 Florida Ave., Suite 202, Longmont, Colo. 80501; 178 pp., $21.95 cloth, $11.95 paper). The author, a social-services caseworker, examines the causes and effects of emotional abuse and neglect, and suggests changes "to help break the vicious circle that grinds through generation after generation of unhappy parents and children."
Handbooksand Reference Works
Catholic High School Entrance Examinations, 4th edition, by Eve P. Steinberg (Arco Publishing, Simon & Schuster Inc., Gulf and Western Building, One Gulf and Western Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10023; 329 pp., $6.95 paper). Includes descriptions, sample questions, and skill reviews for commonly used examinations.
Cutting College Costs, by James P. Duffy (Harper & Row, Publishers, 10 East 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 226 pp., $17.95 cloth, $8.95 paper). Strategies for reducing the expense of earning a college degree.
High School Entrance Exams, 3rd edition, by Jacqueline Robinson and Dennis M. Robinson (Arco Publishing, Simon & Schuster Inc., Gulf and Western Building, One Gulf and Western Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10023; 580 pp., $9.95 paper). Sample tests and review exercises designed to familiarize students with the materials found on a variety of achievement and aptitude tests.
How to Help Your Teenager Find the Right Career, by Charles J. Shields (College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10106-0886; 203 pp., $12.95 paper). A college and career counselor outlines the process of exploring and choosing a career.
World Education Encyclopedia, Vols. I, II, and III, edited by George Thomas Kurian (Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016; 1,720 pp., $175 cloth). Describes the national educational systems of all 181 countries--general characteristics, political and social foundations, problems, and performance.