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Curriculum and Methods

Improving Science Education Through Local Alliances, by J. Myron Atkin and Ann Atkin (Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95061-1830; 157 pp., $14.95 paper). Describes efforts to improve science education by linking schools with scientists in industry, universities, museums, and other institutions.

Peer Tutoring: A Guide to Learning by Teaching, by Sinclair Goodlad and Beverley Hirst (Nichols Publishing, P.O. Box 96, New York, N.Y. 10024; 184 pp., $28.50 cloth). Outlines a framework for planning programs in which students help each other and surveys current approaches to this instructional method.

Teachers as Curriculum Planners: Narratives of Experience, by F. Michael Connelly and D. Jean Clandinin (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 231 pp., $26.95 cloth, $15.95 paper). Uses case studies to illustrate the importance of teachers' personal and professional experience in developing curricula.

Professional Issues

Assessment for Teacher Development, edited by John D. Wilson, George O.B. Thomson, Robert E. Millward, and Tony Keenan (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 237 pp., $44 cloth, $22 paper). Twenty papers describing ap4proaches to the training, evaluation, and career development of teachers.

Evaluating Principals: Strategies To Assess and Enhance Their Performance, by Mark E. Anderson (Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 53 pp., $5 paper, plus $2 handling). Summarizes research on evaluation and details methods of two current programs.

The K-8 Principal in 1988, by James L. Doud (National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-3483; 152 pp., $9.75 paper). Documents the evolution of the principalship over the last decade and predicts future trends.

Promoting Adult Growth in Schools: The Promise of Professional Development, by Sarah L. Levine (Allyn & Bacon, 160 Gould St., Needham Heights, Mass. 02194-2310; 311 pp., $36.95 cloth). Draws on portraits of individual teachers and theories of adult growth to suggest strategies for staff development.

Reflection in Teacher Education, edited by Peter P. Grimmett and Gaalen L. Erickson (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 214 pp., $29.95 cloth). Essays analyzing the theories of the researcher Donald Schon about "reflective" teaching: listening to children and responding to their "particular difficulties" in understanding.

Training the Teacher as a Champion, by Joseph K. Hasenstab and Connie Corcoran Wilson (Performance Learning Systems Inc., 224 Church St., Nevada City, Calif. 95959; 171 pp., $15.95 paper). Emphasizes the importance of demonstration and coaching in teacher education.

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