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Children's Play and Learning: Perspectives and Policy Implications, ed. by Edgar Klugman & Sara Smilansky (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 288 pp., $21.95 paper). Provides broad view of the role of play in early childhood, as reflected in the cultures of the United States and Israel.


Empowering Your Child: How To Help Your Child Succeed in School and in Life, by C. Fred Bateman (Hampton Roads Publishing Company Inc., 5661 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Va. 23502; 156 pp., $7.95 paper). Addresses the development of strong family relationships as well as ethics and self-esteem.


Giant Steps: Therapeutic Innovations in Child Mental Health, by Lee Combrinck-Graham (Basic Books, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022-5299; 291 pp., $27.95 cloth). Suggests new methods of promoting the well-being of children.


Maybe Yes, Maybe No, by Dan Barker (Prometheus Books, 700 E. Amherst St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14215; 80 pp., $11.95 paper). An introduction to critical thinking.


My Own Fun: Creative Learning Activities for Home and School, Ages 7-12, by Carolyn Buhai Haas & Anita Cross Friedman (Chicago Review Press, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, Ill. 60610; 208 pp., $9.95 cloth). Offers suggestions for inexpensive artistic crafts, games, and scientific experiments.


No Guns for Me! Activity Book, by Pat Hobby (rga Publishing Group Inc., 10585 North Meridian, Suite 220, Indianapolis, Ind. 46290; 32 pp., $1.95 paper). Using a positive, nonthreatening style, teaches children the hazards of handguns through scenarios and activities.


Staying Back: Another Year in the Same Grade, by Janice Hale Hobby (Triad Publishing Company, 1110 N.W. 8th Ave., Gainesville, Fla. 32601; 92 pp., $11.95 paper). Describes how six children coped with grade retention.


Talking to Fireflies, Shrinking the Moon: A Parent's Guide to Nature Activities, by Edward Duensing (Penguin U.S.A, 375 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014; 177 pp., $8.95 paper). Suggests environmentally aware activities parents can share with children.


Education Policy

Educator's Guide to Corporate and Voluntary Support, 1991 ed., (Education Interface, 1330 Route 206 North, Skillman, N.J. 08558; 2,000 pp., $375 cloth). Identifies85,700 corporate and private giving programs targeted for education.


Exploring Policy Options To Restructure Education, (Education Commission of the States, Distribution Center, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, Colo. 80202-3427; 86 pp., $8.50 paper). Created by local-school-board members and state legislators to help policymakers determine their role in restructuring education.


Global Education: From Thought to Action, (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1403; 184 pp., $19.95 paper). Examines the context of schooling in which a global perspective can be used, and suggests methods of practice.


Guide to International Education in the United States, ed. by David S. Hoopes & Kathleen R. Hoopes (Gale Research, 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, Mich. 48226; 589 pp., $110 cloth). Includes more than 3,000 entries on programs, organizations, research centers, and other educational information sources on foreign countries.


Moral Character and Civic Education in the Elementary School, ed. by Jacques S. Benninga (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 290 pp., $22.95 paper). Presents an analysis of the two prevalent methods of instruction in these areas, direct and indirect.


Public School Choice: Current Issues/Future Prospects, by Myron Lieberman (Technomic Pubel10llishing Company Inc., 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 198 pp., $32.50 paper). Explains the rationales for public-school choice, analyzing its advantages and disadvantages.


Gender Issues

Gender and Mathematics: An International Perspective, ed. by Leone Burton (Cassell Publishers, 387 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016-8810; 161 pp., $29.95 paper). Collection of papers reflecting recent studies on the links beteen gender and learning mathematics.


Sexual Harassment in the Schools: Preventing and Defending Against Claims, by Jim Walsh & Naomi E. Gittens (National School Boards Association, P.O. Box 630422, Baltimore, Md. 21263-0422; 104 pp., $25 plus $3.50 shipping fees, paper). Aids school officials' understanding of current law regarding sexual harrassment of employees and students.


Sex Differences & Learning, by Jean Dresden Grambs & John C. Carr (Garland Publishing Inc., 136 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 276 pp., $35 cloth). Covers material from 1979 to 1989 in education, economics, political science, communications, and other disciplines.


Wise Women: Folk and Fairy Tales From Around the World, ed. by Suzanne I. Barchers (Libraries Unlimited, P.O. Box 3988, Englewood, Colo. 80155; 324 pp., $17.95 cloth). A collection of tales from different cultures celebrating resourceful women.


Handbooks & Reference


A Critical Dictionary of Educational Concepts, 2nd ed., by Robin Barrow & Geoffrey Milburn (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 369 pp., $43.95 cloth). Provides critical analysis of central concepts in educational theory and practice.


The HarperCollins Dictionary of Biology, by W.G. Hale & J.P. Margham (HarperCollins Publishers, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022-5299; $25 cloth, $12.95 paper). Defines more than 5,600 terms in subjects ranging from ecology to physiology.


The HarperCollins Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed., by Christine Ammer (HarperCollins Publishers, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022-5299; $25 cloth, $12.95 paper). Provides over 3,500 entries covering the history, techniques, styles, composers, and terms in music.


Junior High School Library Catalog, 6th ed., (H.W. Wilson Company, 950 University Ave., New York, N.Y. 10452; 850 pp., $105 cloth). Annotated list of 3,330 fiction and nonfiction titles recommended for junior-high-school libraries.


The New York Times Book of Science Literacy: What Everyone Needs To Know, From Newton to Knuckleball, ed. by Richard Flaste (Times Books/Random House, New York, N.Y. 10022; 384 pp., $24.95 cloth). Offers current information on science, evolution, behavior, and health.

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