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Reading and Literacy

Emerging Literacy: Young Children Learn To Read and Write, edited by Dorothy S. Strickland and Lesley Mandel Morrow (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; 161 pp., $15 paper, $10 for i.r.a. members). Essays on methods for helping young children become readers and writers.

Literacy Learning in the Early Years: Through Children's Eyes, by Linda Gibson (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 170 pp., $29.95 cloth, $16.95 paper). Stresses connections and continuity within the total process of learning to read and write from birth through age 8; suggests "holistic" teaching strategies.

Rx for Reading: How the Schools Teach Your Child To Read and How You Can Help, by Barbara J. Fox (Penguin Books, 40 West 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010; 226 pp., $7.95 paper). A guide for parents to the development of children's reading skills.

Special Education

College and Career Programs for Deaf Students, edited by Brenda Rawlings, Michael Karchmer, and James J. DeCaro (Gallaudet University and National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies, Kendall Green, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002; 135 pp., $12.95 paper). Descriptions of approximately 150 programs in the United States and Canada.

Deaf Students and the School-to-Work Transition, by Thomas E. Allen, Brenda W. Rawlings, and Arthur N. Schildroth (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 253 pp., $22 paper). Reviews available services, discusses regulations, and examines relationships between educational programs and vocational-rehabilitation agencies.

Educating All Students in the Mainstream of Regular Education, by Susan Stainback, William Stainback, and Marsha Forest (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 286 pp., $34 cloth). Suggests a rationale and strategies for integrating regular- and special-education programs.

Planning and Implementing Programs for the Gifted, by James H. Borland (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 250 pp., $36.95 cloth, $18.95 paper). Rather than follow predetermined curricular models for gifted students, schools should develop programs compatible with local needs, the author argues.

Research and Monographs

Japanese Schooling: Patterns of Socialization, Equality, and Political Control, edited by James J. Shields Jr. (Pennsylvania State University Press, 215 Wagner Building, University Park, Pa. 16802; 294 pp., $24.95 cloth). Twenty-one papers by American and Japanese scholars analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of education in Japan.

Microlevel School Finance: Issues and Implications for Policy, edited by David H. Monk and Julie Underwood (Ballinger Publishing Company, 54 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass. 02138-3730; 425 pp., $35 cloth). Essays on allocations and expenditures at the school and classroom levels.

Multicultural Education: A Source Book, by Patricia G. Ramsey, Edwina Battle Vold, and Leslie R. Williams (Garland Publishing Inc., 136 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 177 pp., $25 cloth). Examines research on the theory and implementation of a multicultural perspective in early-childhood and elementary classrooms; includes an annotated bibliography.

Pass To Play: Student Athletes and Academics, by Richard E. Lapchick (National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, Conn. 06516; 47 pp., $5.95 paper). Urges the adoption by states and districts of increased minimum academic standards for student athletes.

The Politics of Reforming School Administration, edited by Jane Hannaway and Robert Crowson (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 222 pp., $42 cloth, $18 paper). Essays on the role of administrators in current reform efforts.

Reducing the Risk: Schools as Communities of Support, by Gary G. Wehlage, Robert A. Rutter, Gregory A. Smith, et al. (Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1906; 275 pp., $42 cloth, $20 paper). Studying successful programs in 14 secondary schools, the authors identify and describe dropout-prevention strategies.

Research Issues in the Learning and Teaching of Algebra, edited by Sigrid Wagner and Carolyn Kieran (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 287 pp, $15 paper, 20 percent discount for individual n.c.t.m. members, bookstores, and orders of 10 or more copies). Papers exploring research topics for algebra instruction.

Student Stress and Suicide: How Schools Are Helping, by Thomas E. Hart (Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; 41 pp., $5 paper, plus $2 handling). Examines the impact of stress on young people and recommends steps for developing depression- and suicide-prevention programs.

Suicide Among Youth: Perspectives in Risk and Prevention, edited by Cynthia R. Pfeffer (American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1400 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; 235 pp., $27.50 cloth). A collection of articles on such topics as the characteristics of young people who commit suicide and the phenomenon of suicide "clustering."

Teaching Educational Politics and Policy, edited by Donald H. Layton and Jay D. Scribner (University Council for Educational Administration, 116 Farmer Building, Tempe, Ariz. 85287-2211; 100 pp., $4.50 paper, plus $1.70 handling). Surveys the content and methods of coursework on the politics of education.

Test Policy and Test Performance: Education, Language, and Culture, edited by Bernard R. Gifford (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Dr., Norwell, Mass. 02061; 306 pp., $47.50 cloth). Papers on the role of testing in setting educational policies.

The Third America: The Emergence of the Nonprofit Sector in the United States, by Michael O'Neill (Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104-1310; 215 pp., $22.95 cloth). Explores the economic and social impact of private education and nonprofit social-service institutions, among other subsectors.

The Third Curriculum: Student Activities, by Nancy A. Biernat and Edward J. Klesse (National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 22091; 25 pp., $5 paper). Reviews research on the importance of nonacademic activities in improving school climate, teaching leadership, and providing creative outlets for students.

Working Papers: Reflections on Teachers, Schools, and Communities, by Vito Perrone (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., N.Y. 10027; 235 pp., $34.95 cloth, $16.95 paper). Includes essays on educational equity, progressivism, teacher education, and other topics.

Vol. 09, Issue 07

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