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Early Childhood

The Developmental Approach to Kindergarten: Profile of an Expert Teacher, by Amy Klauke (Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 29 pp., $5 paper plus $2 handling). Describes a program emphasizing open-ended classroom activities designed to encourage self-direction and discipline among children.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs, 1987-88, prepared by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (eric Document Reproduction Service, 3900 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, Va. 22304-5110; 184 pp., $15.52 paper plus handling charge; specify Document No. 293-303 when ordering). A guide to selected projects sponsored by the U.S. Education Department's office of special education programs.

The Learning Circle: A Preschool Teacher's Guide to Circle Time, by Patty Claycomb (Gryphon House, 3706 Otis St., Mt. Rainier, Md. 20712; 207 pp., $14.95 paper plus $2.50 handling). Suggests activities and teaching strategies for involving young children in group learning.

A Longitudinal Study of the Consequences of Full-Day Kindergarten: Kindergarten Through Grade Eight, by the Evansville-Vanderburgh (Ind.) School Corporation (Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, 1 South East Ninth St., Evansville, Ind. 47708; 151 pp., $15 paper). An evaluation of the effects of full-day kindergarten programs implemented by the district in the 1978-79 school year.

A Resource Guide to Public School Early Childhood Programs, edited by Cynthia Warger (Association for Supervison and Curriculum Development, 125 North West St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2798; 198 pp., $11.95 paper). Eight essays focusing on issues in the theory and practice of preschool education. Includes descriptions of 19 public preschool programs and listings of resources for educators.

Teaching Five to Eight Year-Olds, by Maurice Chazan, Alice Laing, and Gillian Harper (Basil Blackwell, 432 Park Ave. South, Suite 1503, New York, N.Y. 10016; 228 pp., $45 cloth, $15.95 paper). An overview of the development and educational needs of young children. Among the topics covered: play and learning, language growth, cognitive growth, and emotional and social development.

Special Education

Don't Accept Me as I Am: Helping "Retarded" People To Excel, by Reuven Feuerstein, Yaacov Rand, and John E. Rynders (Plenum Press, 233 Spring St., New York, N.Y. 10013; 322 pp., $24.95 cloth). Citing case studies, the authors seek to demonstrate that "the modifiability of people with many types of serious problems is possible."

Educating the Gifted: A Sourcebook, by M. Jean Greenlaw and Margaret E. McIntosh (American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611-2795; 468 pp., $45 cloth). The authors discuss methods of identifying, teaching, and counseling gifted children; each chapter includes an annotated bibliography.

Educational Prescriptions for the Classroom: For Students With Learning Problems, by Lynn Meltzer and Bethany Solomon (Educators Publishing Service Inc., 75 Moulton St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138-1104; 53 pp., $8 paper). Recommends methods for classroom management of children in grades 1 to 6.

Learning Disorders: An Integration of Neuropsychological and Psychoanalytic Considerations, by Arden Rothstein, Lawrence Benjamin, Melvin Crosby, and Katie Eisenstadt (International Universities Press Inc., 59 Boston Post Rd., Madison, Conn. 06443-1524; 381 pp., $45 cloth). The authors advance an "integrative perspective" for the diagnosis and treatment of learning-disabled children.

Home Schooling

Homeschooling for Excellence, by David and Micki Colfax (Warner Books Inc., 666 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10103; 142 pp., $8.95 cloth). The authors, three of whose home-schooled children have won admission to Harvard University, identify resources and methods for teaching children at home.

The Three R's at Home, by Howard and Susan Richman (Pennsylvania Homeschoolers, R.D. 2, Box 117, Kittanning, Pa. 16201; 230 pp., $7.95 paper). Designed for parents who are considering teaching their own children or are already engaged in home schooling, this volume suggests approaches to teaching reading, writing, and mathematics.

Vol. 08, Issue 08

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