Books: New in Print
Other Books of Note
Beyond Conformity or Rebellion: Youth and Authority in America, by Gary Schwartz (University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60637; 307 pp., $24.95 cloth). In terms more flexible than the conventional polarity, attempts to define the relations of youth and authority in the wake of the counterculture movement of the 60's. Argues that deviance must be understood in the context of the culture of the local community.
The Labyrinths of Literacy: Reflections on Literacy Past and Present, by Harvey J. Graff (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 264 pp., $31.00 cloth, $16.00 paper). A collection of the author's essays on past and present ideologies and the social relations of literacy.
Neill of Summerhill: The Permanent Rebel, by Jonathan Croall (Temple University Press, Broad and Oxford Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122; 436 pp., $14.95 paper). A biography of the educator who founded the experimental school Summerhill on the premise that children have the right and ability to guide themselves.
The Politics of Education: Conflict and Consensus on Capitol Hill, by John Brademas, with Lynne P. Brown (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla. 73019; 134 pp., $14.95 cloth). The former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and current president of New York University discusses the legislative process and the shaping of education policy.
The Politics of Reading: Power, Opportunity, and Prospects for Change in America's Public Schools, by Jo Michelle Beld Fraatz (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 237 pp., $29.95 cloth, $17.95 paper). Views the teaching of reading as "a political process, not simply as a set of instructional methods" and offers suggestions for reform.
The Putney School: A Progressive Experiment, by Susan M. Lloyd (Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. 06520; 276 pp., $27.50 cloth). The history of an experimental school in Vermont.
Schools Across Frontiers: The Story of the International Baccalaureate and the United World Colleges, by A.D.C. Peterson (Open Court Publishing Co., Box 599, Peru, Ill. 61354; 263 pp., $22.95 cloth). A history of two programs facilitating international education.
Society as Educator in an Age of Transition, part 2 of the yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, edited by Kenneth D. Benne and Steven Tozer (University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60637; 280 pp., $26.00 cloth). Nine essayists discuss public-policy issues and suggest different patterns of education that would address current needs. Topics include meanings of democracy, changing gender roles, and the relationship of high technology and education.
Curricula and Methods
The Art and Craft of Course Design, by Tony Earl (Nichols Publishing Co., P.O. Box 96, New York, N.Y. 10024; 110 pp., $16.95 paper). A figurative approach to the planning of instruction.
The First R: Fundamentals of Initial Reading Instruction, by R. Baird Shuman (nea Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, Conn. 06516; 160 pp., $10.95 paper). Includes chapters on "How Computers Help Children Learn To Read" and "The Language Experience Approach to Teaching Reading."
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The Formation of the School Subjects: The Struggle for Creating an American Institution, edited by Thomas S. Popkewitz (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 310 pp., $20.00 paper). A history tracing the influence of social, economic, and professional interests on the shaping of the American school curriculum.
The Journal Book, edited by Toby Fulwiler (Heinemann Educational Books Inc., Boynton/Cook Publishers, 70 Court St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 402 pp., $16.00 paper). Forty-two essays on the uses of student journals in teaching.
Measurement and Assessment in Education and Psychology, by Robert Wood" (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 279 pp., $22.00 paper). A collection of the author's essays on different types of assessment and the meaning of testing.
Research Within Reach, Secondary School Reading: A Research Guided Response to Concerns of Reading Educators, edited by Donna E. Alvermann, David W. Moore, and Mark W. Conley (International Reading Association, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714; 186 pp., $11.25 paper, $7.50 for ira members). Approaches to reading instruction; essays on such topics as "Developing Lifetime Readers," "Integrating Oral and Written Language," comprehension and thinking skills, and vocabulary.
Teaching Mathematics 5 to 11, by David Lumb (Nichols Publishing Co., P.O. Box 96, New York, N.Y. 10024; 147 pp., $35.00 cloth, $16.95 paper). A survey of the current state of mathematics teaching in primary and middle schools.
Thinking Skills Instruction: Concepts and Techniques, edited by Marcia Heiman and Joshua Slomianko (nea Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, Conn. 06516; 312 pp., $14.95 paper). Essays on the teaching of critical-thinking skills.
Continuing To Learn: A Guidebook for Teacher Development, by Susan Loucks-Horsley et al. (The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 290 South Main St., Andover, Mass. 01810; 175 pp., $10.00 paper). Suggests alternatives to the inservice workshop. Among the topics treated: peer coaching, "mentoring," teacher institutes, partnerships.
Teacher Development: Induction, Renewal, and Redirection, by Peter J. Burke (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 271 pp., $35.00 cloth, $19.00 paper). How teachers might face different phases of their careers: confronting new challenges, developing continuity and self-confidence, adapting to change.
Research and Monographs
Annual Summary of Investigations Relating to Reading, July 1, 1985, to June 30, 1986, edited by Sam Weintraub et al. (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714; 262 pp., $23.00 paper, $15.00 for ira members). Abstracts of current research.
The Future Impact of Technology on Work and Education, edited by Gerald Burke and Russell W. Rumberger (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 224 pp., $16.00 paper). Essays focusing on education policy in the United States and Australia.
Give Me a Child Until He Is Seven: Brain Studies and Early Childhood Education, by John Brierly (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 121 pp., $13.00 paper). Argues that the young brain has great potential and that more opportunities to learn should be provided for children in the years from birth to age 7.
Health Education, Youth, and Community: A Review of Research and Developments, edited by George Campbell (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106; 427 pp., $36.00 paper). A collection of essays defining philosophical views and practical methods of health education.
Infants in Multirisk Families: Case Studies in Preventive Intervention, edited by Stanley I. Greenspan et al. (International University Press, 59 Boston Post Rd., Madison, Conn. 06443; 608 pp., $40.00 cloth). Undertakes to develop criteria for the diagnosis of psychopathology in infants from multirisk families and to suggest techniques and services that might be effective in helping such children.
The Influence of Prior Knowledge on Expert Readers' Main Idea Construction Process, by Peter Afflerbach (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., Newark, Del. 19714; 44 pp., $7.00 paper, $5.00 for ira members). The ira's "Outstanding Dissertation Monograph" for 1986.
Moving Into Adolescence: The Impact of Pubertal Change and School Context, by Roberta G. Simmons and Dale A. Blyth (Aldine de Gruyter, 200 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532; 441 pp., $52.95 cloth). Examines gender differences and social and psychological effects associated with the arrival of puberty.
Prejudice Education and the Schools, by James Lynch (Nichols Publishing Co., P.O. Box 96, New York, N.Y. 10024; 192 pp., $16.50 paper). Using teachers' classroom practice, the curriculum, whole school approaches, and staff development as means of addressing racism and sexism.
When Children Invite Child Abuse: A Search for Answers When Love Is Not Enough, by Svea J. Gold (Fern Ridge Press, 1927 McLean Blvd., Eugene, Ore. 97405; 276 pp., $9.95 paper). This guide to recent research in child development, learning disabilities and psychology, nutrition, and metabolism is designed to help parents and teachers detect and treat conditions that cause children to misbehave.
Celebrating Students' Diversity Through Learning Styles, by Karin Hilgersom-Volk (Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 27 pp., $4.00 paper). A summary of recent research on learning styles and evaluation of learning-style inventories; recommendations for applying knowledge of different styles in the classroom.
Classroom Crisis: A Readi-Reference Guide, by Kendall Johnson (Turnpoint Publishing, P.O. Box 1251, Claremont, Calif. 91711; 30 pp., $4.95 paper). A brief guide to strategies for classroom management of "critical incidents," such as the Challenger disaster.
A Guide to Non-Sexist Children's Books, Volume II: 1976-1985, edited by Denise Wilms and Ilene Cooper (Academy Chicago Publishers, 425 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 240 pp., $17.95 cloth, $8.95 paper). An age-graded list for parents, teachers, and librarians.
Tax Planning for Educators 1987, by the American Taxation Association (American Accounting Association, 5717 Bessie Dr., Sarasota, Fla. 33583; 90 pp., $8.00 paper, $6.00 for members of the American Accounting Association). How taxation affects educators in such areas as retirement benefits, insurance programs, and scholarships, fellowships, and awards.
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