Making the largest education database in the world more accessible is a goal of the The ERIC Review, a new journal published three times a year with support from the U.S. Education Department.
The review, whose second issue appeared this spring, organizes around broad themes some of the wealth of materials and information available through the federal Educational Resources Information Centers, a nationwide network of 16 subject-specific clearinghouses on topics from educational management to teacher education and evaluation.
Each issue will feature, in addition to articles on the specific theme (the April issue examines adult literacy; parental involvement is slated next), a list of theme-related resource organizations, upcoming events, and a general reading list.
The journal will also alert readers to recent Education Department initiatives on the featured topic and current ERIC research publications.
A limited number of free subscriptions are available. Call 1-800-USE-ERIC.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals launches this month a quarterly journal for middle-level educators.
Schools in the Middle: Theory into Practice, has been mailed to NASSP'S 14,000 6th- through 9th-grade principals and assistant principals. It is designed to help bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The inaugural issue focuses on at-risk students and easing the transition from elementary to middle school. Information on current research and resources is featured in a regularly appearing department.
The magazine is available only to NASSP members, but individual copies may be purchased for $5 each. Contact NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 22091.
The nonprofit National Center for Outcome-Based Education has published the premiere issue of a journal aimed at increasing communication and information-sharing among the more than 100 school districts nationwide using the Outcomes-Driven Developmental Model.
Adherents of O.D.D.M. describe it as "a step-by-step process of needs assessment, training, and organizational development designed to build environments in which every person can succeed." The quarterly journal, Quality Outcomes-Driven Education, debuted in April and will publish its second edition next month.
In addition to general and theme-issue articles, it will contain regular features on research, ideas and activities, and resources.
For subscription information, write care of Johnson City Central Schools, 666 Reynolds Rd., Johnson City, N.Y. 13790. ---S.K.G.
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