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Child Development

The Course of Life: Vol. 1, Infancy, edited by Stanley I. Greenspan and George H. Pollock (International Universities Press, 59 Boston Post Rd., Madison, Conn. 06443-1524; 696 pp., $45 cloth). Papers by scholars and clinical researchers on the first phase of personality development.


The Course of Life: Vol. 2, Early Childhood, edited by Stanley I. Greenspan and George H. Pollock (International Universities Press, 59 Boston Post Rd., Madison, Conn. 06443-1524; 478 pp., $50 cloth). Papers examining psychological development during the first four years of life.


Growing Up Creative: Nurturing a Lifetime of Creativity, by Teresa M. Amabile (Crown Publishers, 201 East 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 212 pp., $17.95 cloth). Intrinsic motivation is a key ingredient in creativity, writes the author, who suggests games, exercises, and other techniques parents and teachers can use to reinforce this faculty.


Reading, Writing, and the Hickory Stick: The Appalling Story of Physical and Psychological Abuse in American Schools, by Irwin A. Hyman (Lexington Books, D.C. Heath and Company, 125 Spring St., Lexington, Mass. 02173; 282 pp., $18.95 cloth). A survey of corporal punishment and psychological mistreatment of students that calls for elimination of such practices.


Smiling at Yourself: Educating Young Children About Stress and Self-Esteem, by Allen N. Mendler (etr Associates/Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95061-1830; 145 pp., $14.95 paper). Suggestions for helping children develop the self-confidence to deal effectively with stress-related problems.


Soul Murder: The Effects of Childhood Abuse and Deprivation, by Lawrence Shengold (Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. 06520; 342 pp., $35 cloth). Studies immediate and long-range psychological effects of child neglect and abuse.


The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness, by Alice Miller (Doubleday, 666 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10103; 180 pp., $17.95 cloth). Argues that childhood experiences shape adult actions, citing episodes from the lives of such artists and intellectuals as Pablo Picasso and Friedrich Nietzsche.


Curriculumand Methods

Assessment Alternatives in Mathematics: An Overview of Assessment Techniques That Promote Learning, prepared by equals staff and the California Mathematics Council (equals, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720; 40 pp., paper, no charge except handling: 1 to 5 copies, $3 per copy; 6 to 50 copies, $1.50 per copy; over 50 copies, $1 per copy). Surveys such assessment methods as open-ended questions, performance tasks, and student portfolios.


Breaking Away From the Textbook: A Creative Approach to Teaching American History, by Wilma Cordero and Shelly Kintisch (Technomic Publishing Company, 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 227 pp., $29 paper). Suggests classroom activities and projects designed to help students "internalize the concept of citizenship."


Developing Graph Comprehension: Elementary and Middle School Activities, by Frances R. Curcio (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 85 pp., $11.50 paper, 20 percent discount for individual nctm members, bookstores, and orders of 10 or more copies). Exercises for teaching students how to interpret and construct graphs.


Effective Strategies for Teaching Minority Students, by Howard D. Hill (National Educational Service, 1821 West Third St., P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, Ind. 47402; 91 pp., $16.95 paper, bulk rates available). Offers practical suggestions for making schools more responsive to minority children.


Global/International Issues and Problems: A Resource Book for Secondary Schools, by Lynn S. Parisi and Robert D. LaRue Jr. (abc-clio, P.O. Box 1911, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93116-1911; 222 pp., $32.95 cloth). Includes a chronology of events from 1945 through 1988, biographies of contemporary figures, a bibliography of reference works and classroom materials, and other resources.


Grouping=Growth, by Floyd Boschee (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0539; 93 pp., $8.95 paper). Explores purposes and methods of small-group instruction.


High-School Biology Today and Tomorrow, edited by Walter G. Rosen (National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418; 346 pp., $39.95 cloth). Thirty-four papers from a National Research Council conference addressing issues of curriculum, methods, and teacher preparation.


Learning About Biographies: A Reading-and-Writing Approach for Children, by Myra Zarnowski (National Council of Teachers of English and National Council for the Social Studies, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 94 pp., $8.95 paper, $6.95 for ncte and ncss members). Recommends in-depth biographical projects for elementary and junior-high students.


Projects To Enrich School Mathematics, Level 1, edited by Judith M. Trowell (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 168 pp., $14.50 paper, 20 percent discount for individual nctm members, bookstores, and orders of 10 or more copies). Details independent-study activities for average and above-average students in grades 4 through 6.


Response Journals, by Les Parsons (Heinemann Educational Books, 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 90 pp., $12.50 paper). Outlines a whole-language approach to teaching writing based on personal response to stories and novels, television programs, and other media.


Restructuring Science Education: The Importance of Theories and Their Development, by Richard A. Duschl (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 155 pp., $29.95 cloth, $15.95 paper). Emphasizes the importance of a familiarity with the history and philosophy of science for classroom teachers and curriculum writers.

Texts and Contexts: A Guide to Careful Thinking and Writing About the Bible, by Michael J. Gorman (Council for Religion in Independent Schools, P.O. Box 40613, Washington, D.C. 20016; 49 pp., $7.70 paper, $5.50 for cris members, $6.60 for associate members). Background and workbook materials on biblical interpretation for high-school students.


Handbooksand Reference Works

Choosing a College: The Student's Step-By-Step Decision-Making Workbook, by Gordon Porter Miller (College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10101-0886; 165 pp., $9.95 paper). Checklists, questionnaires, and other activities designed to help students choose the right college by increasing their self-awareness.


The Effective Elementary School Principal, by Anita M. Pankake and I. Emett Burnett Jr. (etc Publications, 700 East Vereda del Sur, Palm Springs, Calif. 92262; 120 pp., $19.95 cloth). Suggests guidelines for making decisions and improving leadership.


The Gallup/Phi Delta Kappa Polls of Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, 1969-88: A 20-Year Compilation and Educational History, edited by Stanley Elam (Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth St. & Union Ave., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; 229 pp., $9 paper). Draws on Phi Delta Kappa's annual surveys to document national trends in public opinion about education.

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