Books: New in print

March 01, 1989 4 min read

Adolescent Sexuality

Adolescent and Young Adult Fathers: Problems and Solutions, by Gina Adams and Karen Pittman (Children’s Defense Fund Publications, 122 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; 30 pp., $4.50 paper). Summarizes research about characteristics of young fathers and notes strategies for helping them accept their responsibilities as parents.

Putting the Boys in the Picture: A Review of Programs To Promote Sexual Responsibility Among Young Males, by Joy G. Dryfoos (Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95061-1830; 108 pp., $19.95 paper). Surveys programs employing such approaches as instruction on family planning and aids prevention and the provision of contraceptives for adolescent males.

Show Me Yours! Understanding Children’s Sexuality, by Ronald and Juliette Goldman (Penguin Books, 40 West 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010; 269 pp., $7.95 paper). Seeks, through a study of children’s sexual perceptions and experiences, to raise adults’ awareness and “alert them to the positive educational opportunities, as well as problems, in this sensitive aspect of child development.”

What About the Boys? Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Strategies, prepared by the Children’s Defense Fund (Children’s Defense Fund Publications, 122 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; 43 pp., $4.50 paper). Reviews developmental, social, and economic issues in designing prevention strategies for men; describes 27 programs providing information, counseling, and services.


Countdown to Retirement for Educators, by Wilson Riles and Jessie Heinzman (BoothMark Books, Moonlight Press, 15862 Bowie, Box 994, Westminster, Calif. 92684-0994; 194 pp., $9.95 paper). Recommends strategies to help teachers plan a successful retirement.

The Last Angry Principal, by Howard L. Hurwitz (Halcyon House, 333 South West Park, Portland, Ore. 97205; 250 pp., $14.95 paper). Recounts the personal experiences and reform perspectives of a principal who gained notoriety in 1976 when members of his community barricaded him in his office to prevent his dismissal.

Curriculum and Methods

Changing Kids’ Games, by G.S. Don Morris and Jim Stiehl (Human Kinetics Books, Box 5076, Dept. 514, Champaign, Ill. 61820; 144 pp., $10 paper). Suggestions for selecting, designing, and presenting movement games for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

The Engineering of the Paideia Proposal: The First Year, by Robert D. Brazil (School Design Group, 1018 West White St., Champaign, Ill. 61821; 159 pp., $8.95 paper). Describes a Chicago high school’s implementation of Mortimer Adler’s program advocating Socratic “seminars” as the focus of curriculum and instruction.

The Organic Curriculum: Organizing for Learning 7-12, by Robert Hunter and Elinor A. Scheirer4(Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 191 pp., $42 cloth, $20 paper). Outlines a process-oriented approach to teaching that “emphasizes the role of concrete experiences in learning and the integration of content areas.”

The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies, by Arnold P. Goldstein (Research Press, 2612 North Mattis Ave., Champaign, Ill. 61821; 686 pp., $27.95 paper). Describes a program designed to teach interpersonal skills to children who demonstrate chronic aggressive, antisocial, or withdrawal behaviors.

Writing With Computers in the Early Grades, edited by James L. Hoot and Steven B. Silvern (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 228 pp., $28.95 cloth, $16.95 paper). Fourteen contributors examine the potential of the microcomputer for improving writing in kindergarten through 4th grade.

Researchand Monographs

Audits of Meaning: A Festschrift in Honor of Ann E. Berthoff, edited by Louise Z. Smith (Boynton/Cook, Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 260 pp., $27.50 cloth, $17.50 paper). Twenty-one essays on themes from the noted educator’s scholarship on the teaching of composition.

Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and Parenting, edited by Ira J. Chasnoff (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Order Dept.-M, P.O. Box 358, Accord Station, Hingham, Mass. 02018-0358; 206 pp., $44.50 cloth). Delineates the risks for infants of maternal drug abuse and recommends education and intervention programs for pregnant women.

Experiences in School Improvement: The Story of 16 American Districts, by Nancy Paulu (Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Education Department; order from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402; stock number 065-000-00343; 79 pp., $4.50 paper). The experiences and recommendations of educators participating in a project to implement school-reform proposals from the National Governors’ Association’s report, Time for Results.

Foundations for a Psychology of Education, edited by Alan Lesgold and Robert Glaser (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., Publishers,Suite 102, 365 Broadway, Hillsdale, N.J. 07642; 314 pp., $36 cloth). Nine contributors survey current scholarship about thinking and learning.

Human Relations in Education, by Eric Hall and Carol Hall (Routledge, 29 West 35th St., New York, N.Y. 10001; 264 pp., $47.50 cloth, $14.95 paper). Examines the influence of such factors as self-concept, classroom dynamics, and stress management on teachers’ effectiveness.

Women’s Quest for Economic Equality, by Victor R. Fuchs (Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138; 171 pp., $18.95 cloth). Examines the proposition that “women’s weaker economic position results primarily from conflicts between career and family” and advocates such policies as subsidized day care as means of helping them attain economic equality.

A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 1989 edition of Education Week as Books: New in print