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Curriculum and Methods

The Art of Construction, by Mario Salvadori (Chicago Review Press, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, Ill. 60610; 150 pp., $9.95 paper). Introduces children ages 10 and up to the principles of architecture and engineering.

The Complete Book of Science Fair Projects, by Julianne Blair (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10158-0012; 234 pp., $12.95 paper). Provides over 50 experiments, and lists scientific-supply companies and international science fairs and affiliates.

Constructive Feedback: Learning the Art, by Brent Kilbourn (Brookline Books, P.O. Box 1046, Cambridge, Mass. 02238; 120 pp., $21.95 paper). Documents case study of feedback process between a teacher and his colleague as they work with precollegiate science students.

Developments in School Mathematics Education Around the World, Vol. 2, ed. by Izaak Wirszup & Robert Streit (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 475 pp., $20 paper). Contains essays on current trends in areas such as curricula, reform efforts, and research.

Early Geometry: A Visual, Intuitive Introduction to Plane Geometry for Elementary School Children, by C.F. Navarro (The Smart Start Books, P.O. Box 3446, Alexandria, Va. 22302; 64 pp., $6.50 paper). A teacher's guide on explaining plane geometry to elementary students at all grade levels.

Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work, by Janice Pratt VanCleave (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10158-0012; 227 pp., $10.95 paper). Suggests safe, inexpensive experiments that illustrate facets of earth science for children.

Education as a Human Right: A Theory of Curriculum and Peda8gogy, by Donald Vandenberg (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 320 pp., $34.95 cloth). Seeks a resolution to the "crisis" in education by examining modern ethical theories.

Grammar and the Teaching of Writing: Limits and Possibilities, by Rei R. Noguchi (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 127 pp., $8.95 paper). Offers pared-down, "cost effective" plan for grammar instruction.

A History of Ideas in Science Education: Implications for Practice, by George E. DeBoer (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 268 pp., $22.95 paper). Relates how science struggled to find a place in the school curriculum throughout the last century.

How To Plan a Program for Moral Education, by Merrill Harmin (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; 45 pp., $6.95 paper). Suggests ways of teaching that encourage the development of responsibility for self, integrity, and intelligence in students.

Making Sense of Social Studies, by David Jenness (Macmillan Reference, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 433 pp., $34.95 cloth). Provides a history of the social-studies curriculum since the 1930's and examines its role in citizenship education.

Paths to New Curriculum, by Stephen C. Clem & Z. Vance Wilson (National Association of Independent Schools, 1133 15th St., Suite 1200, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; 105 pp., $15 for nais members, $20 for nonmembers, paper). Defines six stages of the process of curriculum review and provides specific questions to guide reviewers through the process.

Professional Issues

Containing Crisis: A Guide to Managing School Emergencies, by Robert S. Watson, Janice H. Poda, C. Thomas Miller, Eleanor S. Rice, & Gary West (National Education Service, 1610 W. Third St., P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, Ind. 47402; 113 pp., $19.95 paper). Offers ideas for plan4ning preparation and response strategies for school crises.

Evaluating Professional Support Personnel in Education, by James H. Stronge & Virginia M. Helm (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 312 pp., $39.95 cloth, $1.95 paper). Presents a six-step process for assessing counselors, nurses, psychologists, librarians, program directors, and other support personnel.

In-Service Education and Training, by Michael Williams (Cassell Publishers, P.O. Box C831, Rutherford, N.J. 07070; 208 pp., $16.95 paper). Follows progress of in-service education and training in England and Wales.

Living an Idea: Empowerment and the Evolution of an Alternative High School, by Edison J. Trickett (Brookline Books, P.O. Box 1046, Cambridge, Mass. 02238; 237 pp., $25.95 paper). Provides description of the community setting and the needs that prompted the development of an alternative high school, following key players through the initial planning stages and implementation.

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