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Research and Monographs
Behavioral Assessment in Schools: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Applications, edited by Edward S. Shapiro and Thomas R. Kratochwill (Guilford Press, 72 Spring St., New York, N.Y. 10012; 555 pp., $45 cloth). Thirteen essays examine methods using observation of behavior patterns and environmental factors to evaluate children's disorders.
Bowles and Gintis Revisited: Correspondence and Contradiction in Educational Theory, edited by Mike Cole (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 255 pp., $53 cloth, $25 paper). Collects recent responses to the Marxist interpretation of American education--that the educational system "helps integrate youth into the economic system through a structural correspondence between its social relations and those of production"--developed by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis in their 1976 book Schooling in Capitalist America.
Consequences of Adolescent Drug Use: Impact on the Lives of Young Adults, by Michael D. Newcomb and Peter M. Bentler (Sage Publications, 2111 West Hillcrest Dr., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 285 pp., $27.50 cloth). Studies effects in postadolescence of earlier drug use among young adults.
Contextual Factors in Education: Improving Science and Mathematics Education for Minorities and Women, edited by Michael Cole and Peg Griffin (Wisconsin Center for Education Research Document Service, 1025 West Johnson St., Madison, Wis. 53706; 108 pp., $2 paper). A review of research suggesting approaches to problems stemming from cognitive differences, cultural bias, and unfamiliarity with the context of science and mathematics lessons.
Contradictions in Teacher Education and Society: A Critical Analysis, by Mark B. Ginsburg (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 225 pp., $40 cloth, $20 paper). The author analyzes the "formal and hidden curriculum" of teacher-education programs in the context of class, race, and gender relations.
Developing Children's Creativity, Thinking, and Interests: Strategies for the District, School, and Classroom, by Leonora M. Cohen (Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 29 pp. $5 paper, plus $2 handling). Reviewing current research, the author suggests methods for fostering creativity in children.
Educational Achievement in Japan: Lessons for the West, by Richard Lynn (M.E. Sharpe Inc., 80 Business Park Dr., Armonk, N.Y. 10504; 157 pp., $16.50 paper). "Average Japanese teenagers are some three years ahead of their counterparts in the West," concludes the author in this study of standards and achievements in Japanese education.
Education and American Youth: The Impact of the High School Experience, by Ruth B. Ekstrom, Margaret E. Goertz, and Donald A. Rock (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 147 pp., $36 cloth, $17 paper). This examination of factors influencing academic achievement is based on data from surveys of high-school students conducted by the U.S. Education Department's Center for Statistics.
Evaluation in Decision Making, by Naftaly S. Glasman and David Nevo (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Dr., Assinippi Park, Norwell, Mass. 02061; 204 pp., $45 cloth). Stresses the importance for administrators of evaluating teachers, students, and curricula.
Knowing and Acting: Inquiry, Ideology and Educational Studies, by Landon E. Beyer (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 250 pp., $40 cloth, $18 paper). To overcome the "deeply entrenched" separation between liberal and educational studies, the author proposes unifying theoretical and practical preparation in teacher education.
Mathematical Enculturation: A Cultural Perspective on Mathematics Education, by Alan J. Bishop (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Dr., Norwell, Mass. 02061; 195 pp., $69 cloth). Uses anthropological research as a base for exploring the meaning of mathematics as a "cultural phenomenon."
Policies for America's Public Schools: Teachers, Equity, and Indicators, edited by Ron Haskins and Duncan MacRae Jr. (Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, N.J. 07648; 303 pp., $39.50 cloth). A collection of 11 essays evaluating recent reform efforts in three policy areas.
The Politics of Excellence and Choice in Education, edited by William Lowe Boyd and Charles Taylor Kerchner (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 243 pp., $44 cloth, $21 paper). "The pursuit of excellence," write the editors, "has replaced equity as the leading goal of American schooling." The essays collected in this volume examine this movement's sources in an "overriding concern for economic efficiency and productivity" and its impact on policy.
The GIS Guide to Four-Year Colleges, 1989, by the editors of the Guidance Information System (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Park St., Boston, Mass. 02108; 630 pp., $14.95 paper). In addition to its database, this guide features a selection system designed to match students' personal preferences with appropriate colleges.
The Handbook of Private Schools, 69th edition (Porter Sargent Publishers Inc., 11 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02108; 1,478 pp., $50 cloth). Statistical and descriptive listings of 1,788 private schools in the United States.
The Right College, 1989, prepared by the College Resource Group of Concord, Mass. (arco Publishing, Simon & Schuster Inc., Gulf and Western Building, One Gulf and Western Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10023; 1633 pp., $29.95 cloth, $15.45 paper). Profiles of American colleges; supplementary materials include current information on application procedures.
The School Search Guide to Private Schools in the Northeast, 1988-1989, by Marjorie B. Lipkin (Maps Publishing, 127 Marsh St., Belmont, Mass. 02178; 333 pp., $12.95 paper). Comparative data for approximately 300 schools.
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