Books: Of General Interest
Due Process in Special Education, by James A. Shrybman (Aspen Systems Corporation, 1600 Research Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20850; 527 pages, $37.00).
A provision-by-provision explanation of current federal laws and regulations governing schools and handicapped children. Primarily concerned with the requirements of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the author, a lawyer, discusses how federal rules affect identifying, evaluating, placing, and developing programs for handicapped students. Descriptions of the rights of parents and students and the roles and responsibilities of school officials, hearing officers, evaluators, and others involved in educating handicapped students are also provided. Includes a brief history of both laws, and examines such related issues as private schooling, discipline, and confidentiality of information. (The Education Department and the Justice Department are currently revising both laws' regulations.)
Helping Teachers Manage Classrooms, edited by Daniel L. Duke (The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 225 North Washington St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; 172 pages, paper $8.50).
A collection of eight articles by educators that review recent research and offer practical suggestions for maintaining student discipline in the classroom. The authors discuss group-management techniques, running a classroom effectively, teacher training and assessment, the individual needs of students, and how school and curriculum organization affect student behavior.
For Special Interests
Mainstreaming in the Media Center, by Joyce Petrie (The Oryx Press, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004; 231 pages, paper $22.50).
Describes ways of making school libraries accessible to handicapped students. Includes descriptions of disabling conditions, how library materials can be adapted for use by such students, a questionnaire for evaluating current library facilities, and further sources of information and material.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, Volume VII, by S. Norman Feingold (Bellman Publishing Company, P.O. Box 164, Arlington, Mass. 02174-0164; 804 pages, $75)
Lists organizations, other than educational institutions, that provide financial aid to students for postsecondary and graduate study. Listings include: the name and address of the administering organization; the number of awards available; amounts awarded; where, when, and how to apply; and minimum requirements.
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