Books: New in Print

June 21, 1989 6 min read

Special Education

Beyond Separate Education: Quality Education for All, edited by Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gartner (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 302 pp., $32 cloth). Essays challenging the current division between regular and special education and urging reforms to bridge the two.

Patterns of Influence on Gifted Learners: The Home, the Self, and the School, edited by Joyce L. VanTassel-Baska and Paula Olszewski-Kubilius (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 250 pp., $37.95 cloth, $19.95 paper). Articles by 11 educators that examine factors influencing the development of talent in young people.

Persons With Profound Disabilities: Issues and Practices, edited by Fredda Brown and Donna H. Lehr (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 343 pp., $30 paper). Essays surveying current research and practice and reviewing legal and ethical issues.

Curriculum and Methods

The Civic Imperative: Examining the Need for Civic Education, by Richard Pratte (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 198 pp., $22.95 cloth). Argues that schools should support voluntary community service as an important element in creating a “civic culture ... appropriate for modern conditions.”

The Civic Mission in Educational Reform: Perspectives for the Public and the Profession, by R. Freeman Butts (Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. 94305; 361 pp., $32.95 cloth, $22.95 paper). A call for a renewed focus on civic values in education at all levels.

Critical Perspectives on Computers and Composition Instruction, edited by Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York,4N.Y. 10027; 231 pp., $25.95 cloth). Articles by 12 contributors exploring the impact of new technology on the teaching of writing.

Expecting the Unexpected: Teaching Myself--and Others--To Read and Write, by Donald M. Murray (Boynton/Cook Publishers, Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 276 pp., $15 paper). Essays on the process of composition.

Interactive Bulletin Boards as Teaching Tools, by Joan M. Dungey (National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, Conn. 06516; 80 pp., $8.95 paper). How to create bulletin boards that involve students in “hands on” activities.

The Teaching and Assessing of Mathematical Problem Solving, edited by Randall I. Charles and Edward A. Silver (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 282 pp., $15 paper, 20 percent discount for individual n.c.t.m. members, bookstores, and orders of 10 or more copies). Collection of papers on issues in teaching and evaluating problem-solving skills.

Workshop 1: By and For Teachers (Writing and Literature), edited by Nancie Atwell (Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 133 pp., $10 paper). Suggestions from K-8 teachers on methods for using literature to teach writing.

Handbooksand Reference Works

Annotated Bibliography for Teaching Conflict Resolution in Schools, 2nd edition, by Annie Cheatham (National Association for Mediation in Education, 425 Amity St., Amherst, Mass. 01002; 79 pp., $6 paper, plus $1 handling). Listings for approximately 200 articles, curricula, video and audio cassettes, and books.

Business and the Schools: A Guide to Effective Programs, by Diana Wyllie Rigden (Council for Aid to Education, 51 Madison Ave., Suite 2200, New York, N.Y. 10010; 58 pp., $20 paper). Suggests approaches for developing collabora4p8tive efforts between businesses and schools and describes existing programs.

College Planning for Gifted Students, by Sandra L. Berger (Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 22091-1589; 150 pp., $18.50 paper). Recommends a “programmatic approach” to the college-admission process.

Directory ‘89, compiled by Partnerships in Education Journal (Partnerships in Education Journal, 1132 Gershwin Dr., Largo, Fla. 34641; 48 pp., $25 paper). Includes synopses of approximately 250 educational-partnership programs.

Directory of Organizations in Educational Management, 8th edition, by Stuart C. Smith (eric Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 45 pp., $6.50 paper). Describes 128 research and service organizations.

An Educator’s Manual: What Educators Need To Know About Students With Traumatic Brain Injury, edited by Ronald C. Savage and Gary F. Wolcott (National Head Injury Foundation Inc., 333 Turnpike Road, Southborough, Mass. 01772; 134 pp., $15 loose leaf, $25 with three-ring binder). Guidelines for educating students with cognitive, social, or physical disorders due to brain injuries.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Education, by Jay M. Shafritz, Richard P. Koeppe, and Elizabeth W. Soper (Facts on File, 460 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016; 503 pp., $40 cloth). Approximately 5,000 entries, including terms, organizations, court cases, and notable people.

Faculty White Pages 1989, compiled by cmg Information Services (Gale Research Inc., Book Tower, Detroit, Mich. 48226; 1,837 pp., $79.95 paper). Lists names, addresses, and telephone numbers for more than 500,000 teaching faculty at American colleges and universities.

How To Run a Student Newspaper, by Stephen J. Humes (Humes Publishing Company, 65 High Ridge Road, Suite 301, Stamford, Conn. 06913-0279; 118 pp., $19.95 paper, plus $2 handling). A guide to the deel10lsigning, writing, editing, and managing of student newspapers.

Making a Difference in College Admission: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Secondary School Counselor, by Kenneth W. Hitchner and Anne Tifft-Hitchner (Center for Applied Research in Education, Business and Professional Publishing, Simon & Schuster, West Nyack, N.Y. 10995; 176 pp., $24.95 paper). A handbook to guiding students through the college-admission process.

School Based Improvement and Effective Schools: A Perfect Match for Bottom-Up Reform, prepared by the National Committee for Citizens in Education (n.c.c.e., Suite 301, 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044; 69 pp., $10 paper, plus $2 handling). An annotated bibliography of research and commentary on school-based approaches to educational reform.

School Based Improvement: A Manual for District Leaders, by Barbara J. Hansen and Carl L. Marburger (National Committee for Citizens in Education, Suite 301, 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044; 96 pp., $35 three-ring binder, plus $2 handling). A guide to implementing school-based approaches.

Other Resources

Career Action Plan, by William M. Bloomfield (Meridian Education Corporation, 236 East Front St., Bloomington, Ill. 61701; 182 pp., $7.95 paper). Activities designed to help young people choose appropriate careers.

Case Studies in Managing School Library Media Centers, by Daniel Callison and Jacqueline Morris (Oryx Press, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004; 194 pp., $24.50 paper). Identifies 32 common problems in media centers and suggests responses.

Helping Students Develop Self-Motivation: A Sourcebook for Parents and Educators, by Donald R. Grossnickle (National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 22 pp., $5 paper, discounts available for bulk orders). Strategies for promoting motivation and responsibility among young people.

Home: Where Reading and Writing Begin, by Mary W. Hill (Heinemann Educational Books Inc. 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 101 pp., $8.95 paper). Encourages parents to view themselves as their children’s ''literacy-learning partners.”

Protecting the Freedom To Learn: A Citizen’s Guide, by Donna Hulsizer (People for the American Way, 2000 M St., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; 49 pp., $5.95 paper). Suggestions for educators and parents on responding to censorship attempts in schools and communities.

Trauma in the Lives of Children: Crisis and Stress Management Techniques for Teachers, Counselors and Student Service Professionals, by Kendall Johnson (Hunter House Inc., Publishers, P.O. Box 847, Claremont, Calif., 91711; 237 pp., $22.95 cloth, $12.95 paper). Describes sources of stress and suggests methods for helping children in crisis.

A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 1989 edition of Education Week as Books: New in Print