Books: New in Print
Education and Law
Discipline in the School, by Gary M. Ruesch and ERIC P. Hartwig (L.R.P. Publications, 747 Dresher Rd., P.O. Box 980, Horsham, Pa.; 625 pp., $26.50 paper). This handbook provides legal answers to many discipline problems confronting school administrators.
Education Law Manual: An Advocate's Guide for New York State Parents and Professionals, by Mary Mackintosh (Student Advocacy Inc., 297 Knollwood Rd., White Plains, N.Y. 10607; 118 pp., $42.50 cloth). A layperson's guide to practically all educational entitlements and due-process rights allowed students in New York State.
Law of the Student Press 2nd ed., by the Student Press Law Center (Student Press Law Center, P.O. Box 27904, Washington, D.C. 20038-7904; 269 pp., $15 paper). This much-expanded edition uses examples and straightforward language to explain student press freedom and the unique press laws affecting student media.
The Law of Home Schooling, William M. Gordon, Charles J. Russo, & Albert S. Miles (NOLPE, 3601 S.W. 29th St., Suite 223, Topeka, Kan. 66614; 74 pp., $25.95 paper). A clarification of the many rules and regulations governing home schooling, including a brief historical overview on the home-schooling movement.
School Redistricting: Policies and Procedures, by Roger L. Creighton (Oakmore Associates, 6114 La Salle Ave., Suite 353, Oakland, Calif. 94611; 404 pp., $85 cloth). An urban- and transportation-planning expert offers the first comprehensive textbook on the sensitive area of revising the boundaries that define attendance areas of individual public schools.
Teacher Union Bargaining: Practice and Policy, Gene Geisert and Myron Lieberman (Precept Press, 160 East Illinois St., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 293 pp., $18.95 paper). Collective bargaining, a naturally contentious process, is simplified for board members, administrators, teachers and concerned parents with this guide written by two accomplished mediators.
The Yearbook of Education Law 1994, by Stephen B. Thomas (NOLPE, 3601 SW 29th, Suite 223,Topeka, Kan. 66614; 328 pp., $45.95 cloth). An examination of recent rulings affecting issues such as employee rights, athletics, school legislation, and persons with disabilities.
The Inviting School Treasury: 1001 Ways To Invite Student Success, by William Watson Purkey & Paula Helen Stanley (Scholastic Inc., 411 Lafayette, New York, N.Y. 10003; 240 pp., $35 cloth). A reference of numerous common-sense practices for making school inviting and inspirational to students.
Educational Quality Management: Effective Schools Through Systemic Change, by Jerry J. Herman & Janice L. Herman, (Technomic Publishing Co., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 203 pp., $35 cloth). A detailed handbook for implementing the Total Quality Management formula in any school.
Changing Middle Schools: How To Make Schools Work for Young Adolescents, by Nancy L. Ames & Edward Miller (Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104-1310; 231 pp., $27.95 cloth). A portrait of four urban middle schools and how each one achieved significant reform.
Creating Safe Schools: What Principals Can Do, by Marie Somers Hill & Frank W. Hill (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; 132 pp., $18.00 paper). Two principals introduce new techniques for involving students, parents, and the community in creating safer schools.
Implementing Continuous Improvement Management in the Schools, by William E. Borgers & Tommy A. Thompson (Scholastic Inc. 411 Lafayette, New York, N.Y. 10003; 248 pp., $29.95 cloth). Through the example of a Texas school, the authors demonstrate how collaborative action can be used instead of top-down management to improve schools.
Compulsory Schooling and Human Learning: The Moral Failure of Public Education in America and Japan, ed. by Dayle M. Bethel ( Caddo Gap Press, 3145 Geary Blvd., Suite 275, San Francisco, Calif. 94118; 176 pp., $17.95 paper). An examination of the traditional education practices as well as some successful alternative programs of these two nations.
College Admissions: A Crash Course for Panicked Parents, by Sally Rubenstone and Sidonia Dalby (Macmillan Publishing, 15 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10023; 200 pp., $12 paper). Helpful advice for parents who are near the breaking point about college admissions.
Debunking the Myth: Stories of African-American University Students, by O. Gilbert Brown (Phi Delta Kappa International, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; 101 pp., $10 paper). An attempt to dislodge the myth that there is only one type of black college student.
Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities, ed. by Michael B‚rub‚ & Cary Nelson (Routledge, 29 West 35 St., New York, NY 10001; 379 pp. $18.95 cloth). A historical look at higher education over the past 50 years and how it has produced the current educational environment.
I Speak for This Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate, by Gay Courter (Crown Publishing Group, 201 East Fiftieth St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 400 pp., $24 cloth). Drawing on three true cases, the author conveys the joys and frustrations of her life as a court-appointed child advocate.
Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents?, by Ruth Horowitz (The University of Chicago press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60637; 280 pp., $32.95 cloth). The author examines "Project G.E.D.," a year-long government-sponsored program designed to help teenaged mothers move from welfare dependency to employment and independence.
Coat of Many Colors, by Eugene Eoyang (Beacon Press, 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108; 208 pp., $24.00 cloth). A clear-sighted discussion of the meaning of American identity and the theory that American values demand support for cultural diversity.
Preparing for Citizenship: Teaching Youth to Live Democratically, by Ralph Mosher, Robert A. Kenny, Jr., & Andrew Garrod (Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Rd. West, Westport, Conn. 06881; 216 pp., $55.00 cloth). A discussion of two decades of applied research on democratic schools and the effectiveness of democratic development in school.
Privatizing Education and Educational Choice: Concepts, Plans, and Experiences, ed. by Simon Hakim, Paul Seidenstadt, & Gary W. Bowman (Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Rd. West, Westport, Conn. 06881; 248 pp., $22.95 paper). Eighteen experts examine the issues of educational choice in public school systems and the concept of providing a voucher system for private schools.
Schools of Hope: Developing Mind and Character in Today's Youth, by Douglas H. Heath (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104; 464 pp., $30.95 cloth). A radical reconstruction of the educational vision of "human excellence": the belief that honesty, compassion, integrity, and other ethical values should be the primary goal of education.
School Recess and Playground Behavior: Educational & Developmental Roles, by Anthony D. Pellegrini (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 196 pp., $18.95 paper). An exploration of the different aspects of children's behavior and social interaction on the playground and their relationship to educational, social-developmental, and cognitive-developmental literatures.