Books: New in Print
Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, ed. by Mary K. Chelton (American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 76 pp., $15 paper). A collection of library programs from around the nation that offers practical ideas for serving young adult readers.
School Library Media Centers in the 21st Century: Changes and Challenges, by Kathleen W. Craver (Greenwood Press, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 216 pp., $35 cloth). A discussion of the major changes facing school-library media centers and their implications for future decisionmaking.
How Teachers Learn: Toward a More Liberal Teacher Education, by William A. Proefriedt (Teachers College Press, 1234 Am-sterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 152 pp., $16.95 paper). Teacher preparation must focus on developing the person, the author asserts, as well as his or her technical skills.
Workshop 6 By and For Teachers: The Teacher as Writer, by Maureen Barbieri and Linda Rief (Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3912; 113 pp., $14.50 paper). An invitation to all K-12 teachers to write as a way of expressing their frustrations and joys in the classroom and to connect with themselves and colleagues.
Teaching and the Case Method, Third Edition, ed. by Louis B. Barnes, C. Roland Christensen, and Abby J. Hansen (Harvard Business School Press, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Mass. 02163; 336 pp., $35 cloth, $16.95 instructor's guide). An updated revision of the Harvard Business School's 25-year experiment in analyzing and absorbing through case study the principles inherent to good teaching. The book doubles as a prototype seminar outline.
When Best Doesn't Equal Good: Educational Reform and Teacher Recruitment: A Longitudinal Study, by James T. Sears, J. Dan Marshall, and Amy Otis-Wilborn (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 298 pp., $23.95 paper). Basing their book on a six-year study of five talented interns who were recruited to become public school teachers, the authors examine the impact of teacher education reform of the 1980's.
Democracy's Open Door: The Community College in America's Future, by Marlene Griffith and Ann Connor (Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3912; 159 pp., $16.95 paper). A personalized look at how changes confronting community colleges, such as cuts in funding, are threatening to close the door to higher education for many Americans.
The Contradictory College: The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community Colleges, by Kevin J. Dougherty (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 365 pp., $21.95 paper). A systematic analysis of the history of community colleges and a recommendation for their future development.
Dineros Para La Universidad: Una Guia Para Padres, by Cynthia Ruiz and Phillip C. McKee Jr. (William Morrow & Company, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10019; 110 pp., $6.95 paper). Written entirely in Spanish, this guide helps students find and secure scholarship money from both private and federal sources to continue their education.
Ivy League Programs at State School Prices: The 55 Best Honors Programs at State Universities Nationwide, by Robert R. Sullivan and Karin R. Randolph (Macmillan, 15 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10023; 192 pp., $15 paper). This guide offers budget-conscious students and their families a wealth of information about enriched programs at state universities.
Careers Without College, by Steve Thomas. (Peterson's, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, N.J. 08543-2123; 100 pp., $7.95 paper). In this new addition to Peterson's series designed for people who do not have four-year college degrees, Steve Thomas, the host of the PBS series "This Old House," describes career opportunities in the building trades.
From "Backwardness" to "At-Risk": Childhood Learning Difficulties and the Contradictions of School Reform, by Barry M. Franklin (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 208 pp., $16.95 paper). This book studies methods that public and private institutions have designed over the past 90 years to help children with learning difficulties.
Special Needs in the Classroom: A Teacher Education Guide, by Mel Ainscow (Unesco Publishing, 7 Place de Fonteroy, 75732 Paris, 07-SP, France; 225 pp., $27 paper). A guidebook for teacher educators, it offers ideas for dealing with special-needs children in diverse classrooms.
Kids Explore the Gift of Children with Special Needs, by Westridge Young Writers Workshop (John Muir Publications, P.O. Box 613, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504; 115 pp., $9.95 paper). This is a student-written book about 10 young people with special needs and how they live with their disabilities.
The Social Meaning of Mental Retardation: Two Life Stories, by Robert Bogdan and Steven J. Taylor (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 239 pp., $17.95 paper). This book chronicles the lives of two mentally retarded patients and helps readers break down their preconceived notions about mental retardation.
A Teacher's Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in Regular Physical Education, by Martin E. Block (Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 276 pp., $37 paper). A hands-on guide with instructive examples on how to plan physical-education activities for children with disabilities.
Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom, by Elizabeth Coelho (Pippin Publishing Limited, 380 Esna Park Dr., Markham, Ontario, L3R 1H5; 108 pp., $14.95 paper). A book of practical exercises for use in the multicultural classroom.
Under the Whole Language Umbrella: Many Cultures, Many Voices, ed. by Alan D. Flurkey and Richard J. Meyer (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; 387 pp., $19.95 paper). Leaders in the whole-language movement have put this book together in an effort to better explain the many facets of the whole-language approach to reading.
Crossing the Mainstream: Multicultural Perspectives in Teaching Literature, by Eileen Iscoff Oliver (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; 235 pp., $19.95 paper). Advice on approaching the teaching of literature from a pluralistic point of view; includes a reading list of authors from different ethnic groups.
Reading and Literacy
Give a Listen: Stories of Storytelling in School, ed. by Ann M. Trousdale, Sue A. Woestehoff, and Marni Schwartz (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; 136 pp., $12.95 paper). Teachers from all grade levels recount how encouraging their students to tell stories has strengthened the classroom.
Information Literacy: Educating Children for the 21st Century, by Patricia Senn Breivik and J.A. Senn (Scholastic Inc., 2931 East McCarty St., Jefferson City, Mo. 65102; 208 pp., $29.95 cloth). A technologically based learning guide for educators that offers ideas and strategies on how to better equip their students for the information age.
Literature for Children: Contemporary Criticism, ed. by Peter Hunt (Routledge, 29 West 35th St., New York, N.Y. 10001; 209 pp., $16.95 paper). Critical essays on children's literature that show how literature affects education.