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March 06, 2002 2 min read
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Latino Quarterly

The concerns of a group of scholars and activists who were drawn together by opposition to California’s Proposition 227 have led to the debut of a new academic journal focusing on educational issues of importance to the Latino community.

The Journal of Latinos and Education, edited by Enrique Murillo Jr., a professor of education at California State University-San Bernadino, will be published four times a year by Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. Each issue will carry a mix of feature articles, essays, reviews, interviews, and literature, according to its publishers, and contributors will represent a broad range of fields having an impact on the education of Latino youths.

The journal’s first issue was published in January. Information on subscriptions, which cost $40 for individuals and $170 for institutions, is available from Lawrence Earlbaum Associates Inc., 10 Industrial Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430-9903.

Boost for Book

The impact of the September terrorist attacks on the nation’s collective psyche may have helped a retired San Francisco Bay-area high school teacher snare a six-figure publishing offer for his recycled inspirational book. Hal Urban’s Life’s Greatest Lessons: 20 Things I Want My Kids to Know will be published next January by Simon & Schuster, according to Publishers Weekly, which called the long-lived nonfiction work “the little book that could.”

The book was first published in 1992 by Thomas Nelson, a publisher noted for religious and inspirational works. Since that first printing of 16,000, reports Publishers Weekly, Mr. Urban has sold 60,000 copies of a republished version on his own. A sharp increase in orders after Sept. 11 apparently caught the eye of several major publishing houses, with Simon & Schuster winning the bidding war.

Tech Guide

TECHNOS Press, the publishing arm of the nonprofit Agency for Instructional Technology in Bloomington, Ind., has published what it calls “a guidebook to learning in the Digital Age.”

Future Courses: A Compendium of Thought About Education, Technology, and the Future offers a selection of views from experts in many fields—from educators Larry Cuban and Howard Gardner to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and the social commentator Neil Postman. Jason Ohler, a writer and a University of Alaska professor who studied with the media sage Marshall McLuhan, is the editor of the collection.

Further information on the book, which sells for $22.95, is available from TECHNOS Press at (800) 457-4509.

—Sandra Reeves

A version of this article appeared in the March 06, 2002 edition of Education Week

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