Reading and Literacy
Annual Summary of Investigations Relating to Reading: July 1, 1987, to June 30, 1988, edited by Sam Weintraub (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; 287 pp., $23 paper, $15 for ira members). Abstracts of approximately 800 studies.
Becoming a Whole Language School: The Fair Oaks Story, edited by Lois Bridges Bird (Richard C. Owen Publishers, 135 Katonah Ave., Katonah, N.Y. 10536; 146 pp., $14.95 paper). Narratives tracing the development of a whole-language program at a bilingual school in Redwood City, Calif.
Bringing It All Together: A Program for Literacy, by Terry D. Johnson and Daphne R. Louis (Heinemann Educational Books, 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 259 pp., $17.50 paper). Recommends methods for integrating literature into whole-language curricula for kindergarten through 8th grade.
Easy Reading: Book Series and Periodicals for Less Able Readers, 2nd ed., by Randall J. Ryder, Bonnie B. Graves, and Michael F. Graves (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; 90 pp., $8.75 paper, $6 for ira members). Reviews 44 book series and 15 periodicals.
Literacy for Empowerment: The Role of Parents in Children’s Education, by Concha Delgado-Gaitan (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 1900 Frost Rd., Suite 101, Bristol, Pa. 19007-1598; 182 pp., $40 cloth, $20 paper). A study of the involvement of Spanish-speaking, Mexican parents in their children’s education in a California school district.
Literacy/Illiteracy in the World: A Bibliography, compiled by John Hladczuk, William Eller, and Sharon Hladczuk (Greenwood Press, 88 Post Rd. West, Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 201 pp., $39.95 cloth). Lists approximately 2,500 research studies.
Addicted: Kids Talking About Drugs in Their Own Words, by Joel Engel (Tom Doherty Associates/Tor, 49 West 24th St., New York, N.Y. 10010; 174 pp., $15.95 cloth). Ten young people describe their experiences with drugs.
The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story of a Teenage Drug Ring, by Terry Williams (Addison-Wesley, Jacob Way, Reading, Mass. 01867; 140 pp., $16.95 cloth). Chronicles the lives of eight teenage drug dealers in New York City.
Beyond the Open Door: A Citizens Guide to Increasing Public Access to Local School Boards, by Nancy Berla and Susan Hlesciak Hall (National Committee for Citizens in Education, 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 301, Columbia, Md. 21044; 121 pp., $10 paper, $7.50 for n.c.c.e. members). Clarifies the provisions of open-meeting laws in each state and suggests strategies for improving local boards’ compliance with the laws.
Buying Books for Libraries, by Liz Chapman (American Library Association, Publishing Services, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611-2795; 132 pp., $17.50 cloth). An introduction to acquisition procedures.
Desegregation, Integration, Educational Quality: A Primer for Compliance Monitoring, by Paul F. Lawrence and Katherine Clay (Ventures for Public Awareness, P.O. Box 7140, San Carlos, Calif. 94070; 72 pp., $14.95 paper). Guideel10llines for determining whether school districts are complying with court orders to desegregate.
Guidelines for the Use of Calculators in Competitions, prepared by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Task Force (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 24 pp., $9.60 paper, 20 percent discount for individual n.c.t.m. members, bookstores, and orders of 10 or more copies). Focuses on creating questions and structuring formats for mathematics contests in which calculators are allowed.
New Horizons for Local School Leaders: Creating Schools for the 21st Century, edited by Jessica C. Billings (Illinois Association of School Boards, 1209 South Fifth St., Springfield, Ill. 62703; 154 pp., $12 paper). Includes outlooks on demographic changes, teaching and learning, and technology.
One Nation, Indivisible: The Civil Rights Challenge for the 1990’s, edited by Reginald C. Govan and William L. Taylor (Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, 2000 M St., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; 652 pp, $15 paper). Reviews civil-rights policy during the 1980’s and offers recommendations for improvement.
Partnerships in Education: Mea4suring Their Success, edited by Susan Otterbourg and Don Adams (InfoMedia Inc., 1132 Gershwin Dr., Largo, Fla. 34641-1318; 103 pp., $24.95 paper, plus $3 handling). Twenty-four case studies of the impact of partnerships between schools and businesses.
School Boards and the Ballot Box: How To Win Elections for Your Schools and for Yourself, by Forest D. Etheredge (National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; 126 pp., $22 paper, $18 for n.s.b.a. direct affiliate school districts). Outlines campaign strategies for board elections and school referenda.
Skills for Living: Group Counseling Activities for Young Adolescents, by Rosemarie S. Morganett (Research Press, 2612 North Mattis Ave., Champaign, Ill. 61821; 227 pp., $19.95 paper). Procedures for addressing such topics as dealing with divorce, developing self-esteem, and making friends.
State Education Indicators: Measured Strides, Missing Steps, by Stephen S. Kaagan and Richard J. Coley (Educational Testing Service, Publications Orders Service, P.O. Box 6736, Princeton, N.J. 08541-6736; 36 pp., $3.75 paper). Evaluates statewide “indicator” systems as a means of achieving accountability.
A version of this article appeared in the April 04, 1990 edition of Education Week as Books: New in Print