Books: New in Print

April 05, 1989 6 min read

Gender Issues

The Difference It Makes: A Resource Book on Gender for Educators, by Anne Chapman (National Association of Independent Schools, 18 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 02108; 66 pp., $20 paper, $15 for nais members). Summarizes recent research on cognitive and affective differences between girls and boys.

Sex Equity in Education: Readings and Strategies, edited by Anne O’Brien Carelli (Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South 1st St., Springfield, Ill. 62794-9265; 381 pp., $42.75 cloth). Essays examining biases and describing approaches for improving sex equity in schools.

Home Schooling

Home School: Taking the First Step, by Borg Hendrickson (Mountain Meadow Press, Box 447, Kooskia, Idaho 83539; 323 pp., $14.95 paper). A guide addressing such concerns as state home-schooling laws, curriculum planning, and the selection of instructional materials.

Story of a Bill: Legalizing Homeschooling in Pennsylvania, by Howard Richman (Pennsylvania Homeschoolers, R.D. 2, Box 117, Kittanning, Pa. 16201; 152 pp., $6.95 paper). Traces grassroots efforts that led to the enactment of a home-schooling bill.

Special Education

Creative Play Activities for Children With Disabilities: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents, 2nd ed., by Lisa Rappaport Morris and Linda Schulz (Human Kinetics Books, Box 5076, Dept. 514, Champaign, Ill. 61825-5076; 217 pp., $12 paper). Approximately 250 games and activities designed to promote the development of children with mild to severe disabilities.

Integration Strategies for Students With Handicaps, edited by Robert Gaylord-Ross (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 360 pp., $35 cloth). Sixteen essays describing models for involving disabled students in “regular” education.

Policy Implementation and PL 99-457: Planning for Young Children With Special Needs, edited by James J. Gallagher, Pascal L. Trohanis, and Richard M. Clifford (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 223 pp., $28 paper). Papers on the issues confronting educators in their implementation of recent amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act.

School-Age Children With Special Needs: What Do They Do When School Is Out?, by Dale Borman Fink (Exceptional Parent Press, P.O. Box 657, Kenmore Station, Boston, Mass. 02215; 148 pp., $12.95 paper plus $3.50 handling). A survey of child-care policy and practice for children with a wide range of disabilities, including descriptions of programs in both specialized and mainstreamed settings.

Researchand Monographs

Can We Teach Ethics?, by Howard B. Radest (Praeger Press, Greenwood Press Inc., 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 150 pp., $39.95 cloth). Examines moral education from a philosophical perspective and advances a curriculum for teaching ethics based on the Socratic model.

Career Information Motivates At-Risk Youth, by Bruce McKinlay and Deborah Perlmutter Bloch (Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 46 pp., $5 paper plus $2 handling). Looks at career planning as a means of encouraging the development of “a sense of connectedness that leads to commitment and follow-through,” and reports on programs using a computer system to ease students’ exploration of occupational and educational options.

The Challenge of Classroom Discipline, by Talbot Bielefeldt (Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 25 pp., $5 paper plus $2 handling). Summarizes research on effective classroom management.

The Changing American Family and Public Policy, edited by Andrew J. Cherlin (The Urban Institute Press, 2100 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037; 261 pp., $26.50 cloth, $15.95 paper). Eight essayists study recent changes in family life and their implications for public policy.

Education & the American Dream: Conservatives, Liberals & Radicals Debate the Future of Education, edited by Harvey Holtz, Irwin Marcus, Jim Dougherty, et al. (Bergin & Garvey Publishers Inc., 670 Amherst Road, Granby, Mass. 01033; 246 pp., $44.95 cloth, $16.95 paper). Eighteen contributors debate issues in such areas as curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher professionalism.

Involving Parents in the Education of Their Children, by Thomas E. Hart (Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 42 pp., $5 paper plus $2 handling). Recommends strategies--for parents, school boards, teachers, and states--to increase the level of parental participation in education.

Protecting Children From Abuse: Policy and Practice, by Douglas J. Besharov (Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South 1st St., Springfield, Ill. 62794-9265; 490 pp., $68.75 cloth). Essays analyzing current child-protection programs.

Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind, by Mortimer J. Adler, edited by Geraldine Van Doren (Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 362 pp., $19.95 cloth). Essays spanning a 50-year period, in which the noted philosopher and educator explores his concept of Paideia--general education based on Socratic discussion--and discusses the role of the “great books” movement; includes an updating of his recommended reading list.

The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education, edited by Timothy Fuller (Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. 06520; 166 pp., $20 el10lcloth). In the essays collected here, the British political philosopher opposes “checklists” of knowledge and advocates a liberal education that fosters intellectual self-confidence and self-understanding.

Young Children at School in the Inner City, by Barbara Tizard, Peter Blatchford, Jessica Burke, et al. (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, Suite 102, 365 Broadway, Hillsdale, N.J. 07642; 220 pp., $35.95 cloth). Research about the relationship between ethnic group and sex and educational attainment in London’s inner-city schools.

Other Resources

Breaking Your Child’s TV Addiction: A Guide for Parents, by David Pearce Demers (Marquette Books, 111 Marquette Ave. S., Suite 401, P.O. Box 25231, Minneapolis, Minn. 55458; 105 pp., $9.95 paper plus $1.50 handling). Suggests strategies for reducing children’s viewing time.

Combatting Cult Mind Control, by Steven Hassan (Park Street Press, Harper & Row, P.O. Box 1534, Hagerstown, Md. 21741; 226 pp., $16.95 cloth plus $2 handling). A former member of a religious cult outlines techniques for educating the public--vulnerable high-school and college students in particular--about the cult phenomenon.

Diversity in Day Care: Options and Issues, by Rebecca Wheat (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lan4caster, Pa. 17604; 101 pp., $19.50 paper). Perspectives on different types of day care and the influence of such programs on family life.

Families in Rural America: Stress, Adaptation and Revitalization, edited by Ramona Marotz-Baden, Charles B. Hennon, and Timothy H. Brubaker (National Council on Family Relations, 1910 West County Road B, Suite 147, St. Paul, Minn. 55113; 297 pp., $19.95 paper, $16.95 for ncfr members). Thirty-three papers analyzing the consequences of an unstable economy for rural families.

Management of Online Search Services in Schools, by Elizabeth S. Aversa and Jacqueline C. Mancall (abc-clio, P.O. Box 4397, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93140-4397; 175 pp., $28.95 paper). A manual for school librarians and media specialists recommending methods for locating and selecting databases.

Neighborhood Organizing for Urban School Reform, by Michael R. Williams (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 181 pp., $27.95 cloth, $14.95 paper). An analysis of the role of community-based organizations in school reform.

Planning Educational Systems: A Results-Based Approach, by Roger Kaufman (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 213 pp., $35 cloth). Presents a planning model based on the notion that educators are “managers” of the learning process.

A version of this article appeared in the April 05, 1989 edition of Education Week as Books: New in Print