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Special Education

The Special Education Sourcebook: A Teacher's Guide to Programs, Materials, and Information Sources, by Michael S. Rosenberg & Irene Edmond-Rosenberg (Woodbine House, 5615 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20852; 328 pp., $21.95 paper). An aid for teachers researching new approaches to the development of the most appropriate individualized instruction plans.

Comparative Studies in Special Education, ed. by Kas Mazurek & Margaret A. Winzer (Gallaudet University Press, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-3695; 504 pp., $55.95 cloth). Fifty noted scholars describe programs worldwide for all special populations.

A.d.h.d. in the Schools: Assessment and Intervention Strategies, by George J. DuPaul & Gary Stoner (The Guilford Press, 72 Spring St., New York, N.Y. 10012; 269 pp., $25.00 cloth). Practical information based on empirical data for educators dealing with the school-related problems associated with hyperactivity disorders.

Success at Last: Helping Students with a.d.h.d. Achieve Their Potential, by Constance Weaver (Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3912; 290 pp., $21.50 paper). A framework to help teachers focus on supporting students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders become involved, active, and successful learners.

9 Highland Road: Sane Living for the Mentally Ill, by Michael Winerip (Pantheon Books, 201 East 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 452 pp., $25.00 cloth). The author charts the progress of five residents of a group home for the mentally ill over a period of three years.

Adolescent Issues

Warning: Nonsense Is Destroying America, by Vincent Ryan Ruggiero (Thomas Nelson Publishers, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-1000; 248 pp., $16.99 cloth). The author focuses on popular culture as the main force shaping the lives of young people and altering their notions of morality, religion, and education.

Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10- to 15-Year-Old, by Gail A. Caissy (Insight Books, 233 Spring St., New York, N.Y. 10013-1578; 260 pp., $26.95 cloth). A resource designed for parents and teachers to provide guidelines on managing early-adolescent rebellion and behavior and developing techniques to encourage effective adult-child communication.

It's the Law! A Young Person's Guide to Our Legal System, by Annette Carrel (Volcano Press, P.O. Box 270, Volcano, Calif. 95689; 190 pp., $12.95 paper). A comprehensive guide to the legal system for young adults; includes activities, games, glossary, and index.

At-Risk Youths

Schooling Homeless Children: A Working Model for America's Public Schools, by Sharon Quint (Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 176 pp., $14.95 paper). A documentation of the successful efforts of a Seattle elementary school principal and her staff to meet the needs of the school's homeless students.

Schooling for the Poor: A Social Inquiry into the American Educational Experience, by Stanley William Rothstein (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 208 pp., $49.95 cloth). A historical and sociological look at educating America's poor.

Curriculum

The Unwritten Curriculum: Things Learned But Not Taught in School, by Arthur & Phyllis Blumber (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; 119 pp., $14.95 paper). An examination of the everyday interactions, both positive and negative, that affect what students learn in school.

Environmental Studies: An Annotated Bibliography, by Diane M. Fortner (Scarecrow Press, P.O. Box 4167, Metuchen, N.J. 08840; 157 pp., $29.50 cloth). A carefully selected collection of books created for young adults interested in learning more about environmental issues.

Images in Language, Media, and Mind, ed. by Roy F. Fox (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; 246 pp., $25.95 paper). Educators should treat images and words equally in the classroom, the authors suggest, to teach students visual thinking and help them understand the meanings and messages behind society's images.

Multiage Education

Full Circle: A New Look at Multiage Education, by Penelle Chase and Jane Doan (Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3912; 184 pp., $18.50 paper). An in-depth look at the principles, history, philosophy, and practicality of multiage grouping.

A Common Sense Guide to Multiage Practices, by Jim Grant & Bob Johnson (Crystal Springs Books, Box 500, Peterborough, N.H. 03458; 132 pp., $16.95 paper). These teachers and administrators of multiage programs combine research, history, teaching strategy, and classroom experience to create a comprehensive resource guide for educators.

Education Policy

World Class Schools: New Standards for Education, by Donald M. Chalker & Richard M. Haynes (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 287 pp., $35.00 cloth). A comparison of 10 nations' education standards--from curriculum to expenditure--with similar standards in the United States.

U.S. Educational Policy and Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles, by Gregory S. Butler & James D. Slack (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 256 pp., $69.50 cloth). An analysis of how 182 nongovernmental organizations affect the development of federal education policy.

School Renovation Handbook: Investing in Education, by Glen I. Earthman (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 186 pp., $32.50 paper). A step-by-step guide for educators to renovating, renewing, and modernizing existing school buildings.

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