Books: New In Print
Bilingual Education: Politics, Practice, Research, ed. by M. Beatriz Arias & Ursula Casanova (University of Chicago Press, 11030 South Langley Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60628; 267 pp., $24.95 cloth). Essays on the political and policy issues surrounding bilingual education and what light current research sheds on these; the book's emphasis is on Hispanic students.
English as a Second Language: Curriculum Resource Handbook (Kraus International Publications, 358 Saw Mill River Rd., Millwood, N.Y. 10546-1035; 374 pp., $19.95 paper). Contains current information for lesson and program development, including statewide curriculum guidelines and how to contact curriculum-resource suppliers.
E.S.L./Bilingual Education: Policies, Programs, and Pedagogy, by Thomas Grundy (Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate St., College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. 97403-5207; 42 pp., $7 plus $3 shipping, paper). Suggests policies for improving English-as-a-second-language programs and for assessing and monitoring E.S.L. students; examines districtwide and statewide E.S.L. policies in Oregon.
The Ethics of Multicultural and Bilingual Education, by Barry L. Bull, Royal T. Fruehling, & Virgie Chattergy (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 197 pp., $18.95 paper). Introduces readers to some of the ethical conflicts arising from cultural and linguistic differences among students, educators, and parents and shows how three theories of political morality--liberal, democratic, and communitarian--can be used in resolving these conflicts.
Democracy, Education, and Governance: A Developmental Conception, by
Dale T. Snauwaert (State University of New York Press, State University
Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 133 pp., $12.95 paper). Provides a model of
school governance based on participatory democracy, and compares this
model to current school-based-management plans.
Leadership for Tomorrow's Schools, by Jerry L. Patterson (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1403; 106 pp., $11.95 paper). Uses examples from schools to clarify the changing definitions of school leadership and provide guidelines for using those definitions in decisionmaking.
Mandating Academic Excellence: High School Responses to State Curricular Reform, by Bruce L. Wilson & Gretchen B. Rossman (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 251 pp., $19.95 paper). Using Maryland as a case study, explores the experiences of five representative high schools with reforms mandated from the statehouse.
The Search Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Selecting the Right Leader for Your School, ed. by Barbara Gilvar (National Association of Independent Schools, 1800 M St., N.W., Ste. 460 S, Washington, D.C. 20036; 110 pp., $22 paper). Covers topics such as the pros and cons of using headhunters, selecting and nurturing a search committee, legal and ethical concerns in the search process, and effective interview strategies.
Sexual Harassment in Education, by John F. Lewis, Susan C. Hastings, & Anne C. Morgan (National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Southwest Plaza, Ste. 223, 3601 S.W. 29th, Topeka, Kan. 66614; 55 pp., $19.95 plus $3 shipping, paper). Gives the legal definitions of student- and employee-directed sexual harassment, related federal and state legislation, and information for preparing and handling sexual-harassment claims.