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Literacy

Audio Book Breakthrough: A Guide to Selection and Use in Public Libraries and Education, ed. by Preston Hoffman & Carol H. Osteyee (Greenwood Press, 88 Post Rd. West, Westport, Conn. 06881; 178 pp., $39.95 cloth). A guide to selecting audio books for libraries and to incorporating audiotapes into education programs.

Whole Language: The Debate, moderated by Carl B. Smith (ERIC, Indiana University, 2805 East 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, Ind. 47408-2698; 465 pp., $24.95 paper). Four commentators debate the nature of whole language, its successes and failures.

Authentic Reading Assessment: Practices and Possibilities, ed. by Sheila W. Valencia, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, & Peter P. Afflerbach (International Reading Association, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; 317 pp., $18 nonmember, $12 member, paper). By examining international case studies, the editors share innovative techniques in assessment and encourage the exchange of ideas about reading assessment.

Teaching Your Kids About Music: An Activity Handbook for Parents and Teachers Using Children's Literature by Ruby Chroninger (Walker & Company, 435 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014; 153 pp., $12.95 paper). A handbook for introducing children to music by using their favorite books.

Whole-Language Reading: A Comprehensive Teaching Guide, by Emerald Dechant (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 402 pp., $29 cloth). An examination of whole language with an emphasis on its impact on reading instruction.

Adolescent Issues

The Uptown Kids: Struggle and Hope in the Projects, by Terry Williams & William Kornblum (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 200 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 256 pp., $24.95 cloth). Two sociologists expose the positive aspects of housing projects and assert that they can be good places to raise children.

Group Counseling for Elementary and Middle School Children, by Nina W. Brown (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 168 pp., $47.95 cloth). The author offers counselors a conceptual basis and strategies for use in therapy, counseling, and therapeutic groups.

Anger Management for Youth: Stemming Aggression and Violence, by Leona Eggert (National Educational Service, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0008; 154 pp., $18.95 paper). A comprehensive program for teaching youths how to identify their anger sequence and control their behavior before becoming violent.

The Gang Intervention Handbook, ed. by Arnold P. Goldstein & C. Ronald Huff (Research Press, 2612 North Mattis Ave., Champaign, Ill. 61821; 532 pp., $29.95 paper). A team of professionals from a variety of fields, including sociology, law enforcement, and human development, describes proven approaches to preventing gang involvement and rehabilitating youths.

Unfaithful Angels: How Social Work Has Abandoned Its Mission, by Harry Specht & Mark E. Courtney (The Free Press, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 209 pp., $24.95 cloth). Two professors examine the trend in social work toward psychotherapy and private practice and how this shift has and will continue to affect the nation's poor.

Curriculum and Methods

Expanding Response Journals in All Subject Areas, by Les Parsons (Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3912; 96 pp., $13.50 paper). A guide for teachers on how to introduce and encourage journal writing in all areas of the curriculum.

The New Circles of Learning: Cooperation in the Classroom and School, by David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, & Edythe Johnson Holubec (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1403; 110 pp., $13.95 paper). A comprehensive description of cooperative learning and the role it can play in the classroom as well as in the school district.

Distance Education: Strategies and Tools, ed. by Barry Willis (Educational Technology Publications, 700 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632; 334 pp., $39.95 cloth). A practical guide for administrators and academic leaders to understanding distance education and the technology involved.

Cognitive Science and Instruction, by Robert Brien & Nick Eastmond (Educational Technology Publications, 700 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632; 183 pp., $34.95 cloth). A summary of the most pertinent research in cognitive science and the implications these findings might have on instructional materials.

Teaching English as a Second Language: A Resource Guide, by Angela L. Carrasquillo (Garland Publishing Inc., 717 Fifth Ave., Suite 2500, New York, N.Y. 10022; 234 pp., $35 cloth). A comprehensive volume on the research and practices of teaching English as a second language.

School Climate

Moral Classrooms, Moral Children: Creating a Constructivist Atmosphere in Early Education, by Rheta DeVries & Betty Zan (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 309 pp., $21.95 paper). A discussion about how to create a classroom atmosphere that nurtures children's intellectual, social, moral, and emotional development.

Emotion: The On/Off Switch for Learning, by Priscilla L. Vail (Modern Learning Press, P.O. Box 167, Rosemont, N.J. 08556; 260 pp., $14.95). A basis for identifying and understanding the effects of emotions on learning.

Student Aggression: Prevention, Management, and Replacement Training, by Arnold P. Goldstein, Berj Harootunian, & Jane Close Conoley (The Guilford Press, 72 Spring St., New York, N.Y. 10012; 280 pp., $28.95). Recognizing school violence as a systems problem, the authors address ways to modify the different elements contributing to it.

Professional Issues

Recent Developments in Public Education Law, by Larry D. Bartlett & Leila B. Helms (National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th St., Suite 223, Topeka, Kan. 66614; 47 pp., $9.95 paper). A detailed legal examination of specific issues in education.

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