Home Schooling: Parents as Educators, by Maralee Mayberry, et al. (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; 120 pp., $19.95, paper). An examination of the phenomenon of home schooling, including a careful look at the legal and social aspects of the movement.
School Testing: What Parents and Educators Need To Know, by Estelle S. Gellman (Praeger Publishers, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 192 pp., $45 cloth). A guide to interpreting scores given the limitations of the test itself and given the student's other abilities.
The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want To Make a Difference, by Barbara A. Lewis (Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 First Ave. North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401; 184 pp., $10.95 paper). An elementary school teacher offers step-by-step instructions to help students 10 years and older identify and solve problems in their own communities.
When Right Is Wrong: Fundamentalists and the Public Schools, by Richard P. Manatt (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 148 pp., $24.50 cloth). A clearly written account of the role of religious conservatives in the public schools, from the days of Jefferson to the present.
Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Education, ed. by Charles C. Haynes (The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 1207 18th Ave. South, Nashville, Tenn. 37212; 150 pp., $9.50 paper). A "master guide" to educating students about the world's religions within the sensitive civic framework created by the First Amendment.
Religious Education 1960-1993: An Annotated Bibliography, compiled by D. Campbell Wyckoff & George Brown Jr. (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 344 pp., $75). Descriptive annotations of more than 1,000 books and articles about religious education and related fields.
Educators' Tax Preparation Guide 1995 Edition, ed. by Bradley B. Glanville, et al. (Educational Tax Publication Services, P.O. Drawer 1494, Chico, Calif. 95927-1494; 149 pp., $12.95 paper). Written by professional educators with the assistance of tax professionals, this guide is designed to help educators save time and money when preparing their taxes.
Proposing Projects and Finding Funds: Guide to Grants, by John H. Holcomb (Technomic Publishing Inc., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 129 pp., $24.50 paper). A detailed account of how to write an effective project proposal that can secure funding from a variety of sources, including foundations and corporations.
Everyday Computing in Academe: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, Students, and Other Academic Users of Personal Computers, by Donald T. Mizokawa (Educational Technology Publications Inc., 700 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632; 330 pp., $37.95 cloth). A beginner's guide to becoming a self-sufficient computer user.
Classrooms Under the Influence: Addicted Families/Addicted Students, by Richard R. Powell, Jeffrey A. Kottler, & Stanley J. Zehm (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; 152 pp., $19.95 paper). A guide to helping teachers recognize emotional, social, family, and self-esteem problems in their students that may be caused by substance abuse, either by the student or by family members.
Children and Families "At Promise": Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk, ed. by Beth Blue Swadner & Sally Lubeck (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 288 pp., $21.95 paper). A critique of the whole concept of "at risk" that questions what the authors see as the racist nature of the label and offers an alternative way to view families caught in extreme economic conditions.
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; 187 pp., $12.95 paper). A comprehensive, user-friendly review of all aspects of the American legal system, including a chapter on juvenile justice. A facilitator's guide is also available.
Planning and Managing Death Issues in the Schools: A Handbook, by Robert L. Deaton & William A. Berkan (Greenwood Publishing Group, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 200 pp., $45 cloth). A comprehensive approach to preventing, intervening, and coping with self-destructive behavior, violence, and death in the school community.
Changing Childhood Prejudice: The Caring Work of the Schools, by Florence H. Davidson & Miriam M. Davidson (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 256 pp., $55 cloth). Drawing on their research about the relationship between cognitive immaturity and prejudice, the authors show how parents and teachers can change prejudice and moral judgment in children and adolescents.
Research Ethics: Cases and Materials, ed. by Robin Levin Penslar (Indiana University Press, 601 North Morton St., Bloomington, Ind. 47404-3797; 320 pp., $29.95 cloth; $12.95 paper). Designed to provoke debate, this book of case studies challenges teachers and their students to factor ethics as well as success into their academic research.
Empowering Teachers: What Successful Principals Do, by Joseph Blase & Jo Roberts Blase, (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; 166 pp., $18 paper). A look at how principals can act as facilitators to motivate teachers, improve their self-esteem, and encourage academic risk-taking in their classrooms.
National Issues in Education: Goals 2000 and School-to-Work, ed. by John F. Jennings (Phi Delta Kappa International, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; 214 pp., $18 paper). In this third volume of essays about the challenges confronting American education, the former education counsel for the House Education and Labor Committee draws together the perspectives of key players in the Clinton Administration as well as members of Congress.
School Improvement Programs: A Handbook for Educational Leaders, ed. by James H. Block, Susan T. Everson, & Thomas R. Guskey (Scholastic Inc., 555 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10012; 528 pp., $35 cloth). A sourcebook for school leaders providing descriptions of some of the most successful school- and classroom-improvement programs, as well as a framework for adapting the programs to the specific needs of individual schools.