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Books: New in Print

March 21, 1990 5 min read

Curriculum and Methods

Classroom Life as Civic Education: Individual Achievement and Student Cooperation in Schools, by David C. Bricker (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 124 pp., $21.95 cloth). Advocates the use of cooperative learning among students to foster citizenship.

Four Case Studies: Changing to a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum--Successfully, edited by James K. Uphoff (Programs for Education Inc., P.O. Box pub, Rosemont, N.J. 08559; 80 pp., $16.95 paper). Guidelines for implementing developmental curricula for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Historical Topics for the Mathematics Classroom, prepared by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (nctm, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va., 22091; 542 pp., $28 paper, 20 percent discount for n.c.t.m. members, bookstores, and orders of 10 or more copies). Historical materials in capsule format for use in teaching mathematics.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation, edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1403; 97 pp., $13.95 paper). Describes a variety of curriculum-integration options.

Talking To Learn: Classroom Practices in Teaching English, Vol. 24, prepared by Patricia Phelan and the National Council of Teachers of Eng4lish Committee on Classroom Practices (n.c.t.e., 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801; 143 pp., $8.75 paper, $6.50 for n.c.t.e. members). Twenty-six teachers discuss techniques for using talk to expand students’ understanding of literature and build self-confidence in oral communication.

Writing To Learn Mathematics and Science, edited by Paul Connolly and Teresa Vilardi (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 307 pp., $31.95 cloth). Describes approaches to improving students’ learning through writing.

Professional Issues

Career Stages of Classroom Teachers, by Betty E. Steffy (Technomic Publishing Company, 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 215 pp., $29 cloth). Examines phases of professional growth and suggests steps for improving teachers’ performance.

Educator’s Income Tax Guide, 1990 edition, by Teachers Tax Service (Teachers Tax Service, P.O. Box 8809, Chico, Calif. 95927; 101 pp., $6.95 paper, plus $2 handling). Explains federal tax provisions pertaining to teachers.

The New Handbook of Teacher Evaluation: Assessing Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, edited by Jason Millman and Linda Darling-Hammond (Sage Publications Inc., 2111 West Hillcrest Dr., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 443 pp., $49.95 cloth). Twenty-five essays on purposes and methods of evaluation.

Preparing Teachers as Professionals: The Role of Educational Studies and Other Liberal Disciplines, by Landon E. Beyer, Walter Feinberg, Jo Anne Pagano, and James Anthony Whitson (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 151 pp., $27.95 cloth, $14.95 paper). Views educational studies as a liberal rather than a technical discipline.

The Right Fit: An Educator’s Career Handbook and Employment Guide, by Judy A. Strother and Darrel R. Marshall (Gorsuch Scarisbrick, Publishers, 8233 Via Paseo del Norte, Suite F-400, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85258; 214 pp., $14.95 paper). Information for job searches in education.

Reforming Teacher Education: Issues and New Directions, edited by Joseph A. Braun Jr. (Garland Publishing Inc., 136 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 362 pp., $45 cloth). Essays analyzing issues in teacher preparation.

The Teacher Evaluation Handbook: Step-by-Step Techniques and Forms for Improving Instruction, by Renfro C. Manning (Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632; 186 pp., $27.95 cloth). A guide for administrators in developing evaluation programs.

Teacher Induction, edited by Judy Reinhartz (National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, Conn. 06516; 128 pp., $14.95 paper). Essays on methods of introducing new teachers to the profession.

Teacher Recruitment and Retention, edited by Antoine M. Garibaldi (National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, Conn. 06516; 80 pp., $14.95 paper). Focuses on strategies for recruiting and retaining minority teachers.

Teachers: Straight Talk From the Trenches, by Susan Dichter (Lowell House, 1875 Century Park East, Los Angeles, Calif. 90067; 281 pp., $21.95 cloth). Collects interviews with 35 current and former teachers.

Research and Monographs

Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement, edited by Gordon LaVern Berry and Joy Keiko Asamen (Sage Publications Inc., 2111 West Hillcrest Dr., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 319 pp., $35 cloth, $16.95 paper). Experts in social science, mental health, and education examine cultural and psychological influences on black students.

Leadership, Equity, and School Effectiveness, edited by H. Prentice Baptiste Jr., Hersholt C. Waxman, Judith Walker de Felix, and James E. Anderson (Sage Publications Inc., 2111 West Hillcrest Dr., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 279 pp., $35 cloth, $16.95 paper). Papers emphasizing the importance of administrative and instructional leadership in promoting educational equity.

Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Underprepared, by Mike Rose (The Free Press, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 255 pp., $22.95 cloth). A study of barriers to literacy urging educators to examine their assumptions about the abilities of at-risk students.

Popular Culture: Schooling and Everyday Life, by Henry A. Giroux, Roger I. Simon, and others (Bergin & Garvey Publishers Inc., 670 Amherst 4Rd., Granby, Mass. 01033; 244 pp., $16.95 paper). Essays exploring elements of popular culture and implications for pedagogical practice.

Youth at Risk: A Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents, edited by Dave Capuzzi and Douglas R. Gross (American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, Va. 22304; 394 pp., $29.95 paper, $26.95 for a.a.c.d. members). Reports data on problems facing families and individuals, and suggests strategies for addressing young people’s needs.

Handbooks and Reference Works

The School Librarian’s Sourcebook, by Claire Rudin (R.R. Bowker, 245 West 17th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; 504 pp., $34.95 cloth). An annotated listing of books and other materials addressing the information needs and professional roles of school librarians.

A Taste of College: On-Campus Summer Programs for High School Students, by Jane E. Nowitz and David A. Nowitz (arco, Simon & Schuster Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10023; 268 pp., $10.95 paper). Describes approximately 200 such programs nationwide.

Visitor’s Guide to Colleges: Northeast and Visitor’s Guide to Colleges: Southeast, prepared by the College Research Group of Concord, Mass. (arco, Simon & Schuster Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10023; 736 pp. and 656 pp. respectively, $16.95 paper). In addition to profiles of colleges, these guides include information about hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing attractions.

A version of this article appeared in the March 21, 1990 edition of Education Week as Books: New in Print