Development and Handicap, by Vicky Lewis (Basil Blackwell, 432 Park Ave. South, Suite 1503, New York, N.Y. 10016; 222 pp., $34.95 cloth, $15.95 paper). Traces the effects on children's development of blindness, deafness, motor handicaps, Down's syndrome, and autism.
In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Personal Learning Style, by Thomas Armstrong (Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., 9110 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90069; 211 pp., $16.95 cloth). Drawing on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, the author suggests that many children who, in the view of traditional educators, suffer from learning problems can acquire knowledge by means of their particular aptitudes.
The War Play Dilemma: Balancing Needs and Values in the Early Childhood Classroom, by Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Diane E. Levin (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 108 pp., $9.95 paper). Studying the role of war play in early childhood from both developmental and sociopolitical perspectives, the authors suggest approaches for guiding children as war-related toys and images of violence on television proliferate.
Computers and Education
Artificial Intelligence and Education, Vol. 1: Learning Environments and Tutoring Systems, edited by Robert W. Lawler and Masoud Yazdani (Ablex Publishing, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, N.J. 07648; 439 pp., $49.50 cloth, $19.95 paper). A collection of essays outlining recent developments in two primary approaches to the use of computers in education: intelligent tutoring systems and computer-based learning environments.
Extending the Human Mind: Computers in Education, Proceedings of the Sixth Conference (Center for Advanced Technology in Education, College of Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate, Eugene, Ore. 97403; 254 pp., $15.00 paper). Twenty-nine papers survey a variety of topics pertaining to the use of computers in education.
Mirrors of Minds: Patterns of Experience in Educational Computing, edited by Roy D. Pea and Karen Sheingold (Ablex Publishing, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, N.J. 07648; 329 pp., $42.50 cloth, $19.95 paper). A series of essays built on the premise that study of the uses of technology in education should focus on "the processes of education" and "the learner" rather than the computer.
History of Education
"Let Them All Take Heed": Mexican Americans and the Campaign for Educational Equality in Texas, 1910-1981, by Guadalupe San Miguel Jr. (University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, Tex. 78713; 256 pp., $25.00 cloth). Traces the development of the Mexican- American community as an active participant and the importance of Mexican-American civil- rights organizations in the movement for reform of the Texas public-school system.
Six School Complex: A Successful Innovation in Washington, D.C.'s Public Schools, by Judith Denton Jones (Six School Council, Fillmore Arts Center, 35th and S Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007; 231 pp. $10.00 paper). A study of a cooperative arrangement designed to address problems arising from changing demographic patterns and budget cuts in an urban school system.