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Handbooks and Reference

The Directory of Innovations in High Schools, by Gloria G. Frazier & Robert N. Sickles (Eye on Education, P.O. Box 388, Princeton Junction, N.J. 08550; 400 pp., $49.95 cloth). Brief profiles of 153 innovative programs and practices that summarize goals and suggest possible applications in other schools; information on how to contact program specialists at each profiled school is provided.

The Early Intervention Dictionary: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Terminology, by Jeanine G. Coleman (Woodbine House, 5615 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20852; 338 pp., $16.95 paper). Identifies, defines, and clarifies terms used by the professionals involved in early intervention; entries are alphabetized and include, among others, the subject categories of pediatric medicine, child development, special education, physical therapy, counseling, and social work.

Multicultural Issues

Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World, by Hazel Rochman (American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 288 pp., $16.95 paper). Part I of this guide to multicultural literature for grades 6-12 presents essays that find common themes in the myths and stories of different cultures; Part II consists of nonfiction and fiction bibliographies and videographies on multicultural resources.

Chief Joseph: Thunder Rolling Down From the Mountains, by Diana Yates (Ward Hill Press, P.O. Box 04-0424, Staten Island, N.Y. 10304; 141 pp., $10.95 paper). The second title in the "Unsung Americans'' series portrays the life of a Native American leader who advocated equal rights and peaceful resolution of the conflict between the Nez Perce and U.S. forces during the late 1800's.

Coming to America: The Kids' Book About Immigration, by David Fassler & Kimberly Danforth (Waterfront Books, 85 Crescent Rd., Burlington, Vt. 05401; 150 pp., $16.95 paper). Designed by a child psychologist and an English-as-a-second-language teacher, this resource uses drawings and stories by children ages 5 to 12 as a starting point for discussions about the experiences of immigrant children.

Immigration and Education: The Crisis and the Opportunities, by David W. Stewart (Lexington Books, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 274 pp., $35 cloth). Argues for greater coordination between the federal government's immigration policies and related education policies at federal, state, and local levels; also urges greater federal funding for local immigrant-education programs, offering as examples success stories from several community-school partnerships, parent-outreach programs, and "newcomer schools.''

The Meaning of the International Experience for Schools, by Angene Hopkins Wilson (Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 184 pp., $47.95 cloth). Case studies illustrate how those with international experience--including teachers who have traveled abroad, former Peace Corps volunteers, and immigrant and international students--contribute to the curriculum in their schools; gives suggestions for using this type of experience more fully.

Native Artists of North America, by Reavis Moore (John Muir Publications, P.O. Box 613, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504; 48 pp., $14.95 cloth). Looks at the lives and work of five Native Americans who create traditional arts and crafts; also includes instructions for classroom art activities, a glossary, and a contact address for each artist.

Parental Involvement

Getting the Best Bite of the Apple, by Linwood Laughy (Mountain Meadow Press, P.O. Box 1170, Wrangell, Alaska 99929; 161 pp., $11.95 paper). Offers strategies to help parents influence their children's education by establishing positive relationships with school staff.

Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don't: How It Happens and What You Can Do About It, by Mary Leonhardt (Crown Publishers, 201 East 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 238 pp., $20 cloth). A veteran high school teacher shares with parents the secrets of her successful reading program--she designs classroom lessons around student-selected books, comics, and magazine articles; includes a list of titles recommended by the author's students.

Remaking Our Schools: What Has Gone Wrong and New Ways To Fix It, by Ed Pino (I.G.S. Press, The Institute of Graduate Studies, P.O. Box 844, Menomonie, Wis. 54751; $16.95 paper). An author with experience as a teacher, principal, and superintendent presents his design for "New Village Schools,'' which includes a novel approach to curriculum, governance, financing, and grading.

School Savvy: Everything You Need To Know to Guide Your Child Through Today's Schools, by Diane Harrington & Laurette Young (The Noonday Press, 19 Union Square West, New York, N.Y. 10003; 208 pp., $10 paper). Gives an in-depth look at how schools work, providing tips on evaluating a child's academic progress and advice on arranging successful parent-teacher conferences.

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