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Curriculum and Methods

Clear Thinking: A Practical Introduction, by Hy Ruchlis with Sandra Oddo (Prometheus Books, 700 East Amherst St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14215-1674; 271 pp., $15.95 paper). Introduces principles of critical analysis and demonstrates how to use logical reasoning in everyday situations.

Collaborative-Apprenticeship Learning: Language and Thinking Across the Curriculum K-12 by Ann Shea Bayer (Richard C. Owen Publishers Inc., P.O. Box 585, Katonah, N.Y. 10536; 146 pp., $12.95 paper). Translates holistic teaching theory into classroom practice, offering specific strategies and examples.

Cooperative Learning: Critical Thinking and Collaboration Across the Curriculum, by Dennis M. Adams and Mary E. Hamm (Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First St., Springfield, Ill. 62794-9265; 159 pp., $31.75 cloth). Guide to issues, trends, instructional methods for structuring collaborative work.

Design Technology: Children's Engineering, by Susan Dunn and Rob Larson (The Falmer Press, 1900 Frost Rd., Suite 101, Bristol, Pa. 19007; 164 pp., $18 paper). Provides teaching strategies for curriculum integration, following design process from context to case studies.

Elementary Social Studies: Teaching for Today and Tomorrow, by Jack M. Evans and Martha M. Brueckner (Allyn and Bacon, 200 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan, N.J. 076756; 401 pp., $30.75 cloth). Suggests methods for successful teaching strategies.

How To Use Cooperative Learning in the Mathematics Class, by Alice F. Artzt and Claire M. Newman (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 73 pp., $6.95 paper, 20 percent discount for individual members, bookstores, or orders of 10 or more copies). Suggestions for developing small-group exercises at all grade levels.

Integrative Education: A Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century, by Betty Jean Eklund Shoemaker (Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate St., University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. 97403; 42 pp., $6.00 paper, plus $2.00 handling charge). Defines integrative education as a holistic method of learning and teaching.

Making the Grade in Mathematics: Elementary School Mathematics in the United States, Taiwan, and Japan, by Harold W. Stevenson, Max Lummis, Shin-Ying Lee, and James W. Stigler (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 33 pp., $9.50 paper, 20 percent discount for individual members, bookstores, or orders of 10 or more copies). Presents results of cross-cultural study, analyses of results, and suggestions for improved performance.

Open to Question: The Art of Teaching and Learning by Inquiry, by Walter L. Bateman (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104; 211 pp., $21.95 paper). Describes successes in motivating students to learn and ask questions by using a teaching method based on inquiry and response.

Public Alternative Education: Options and Choice for Today's Schools, by Timothy W. Young (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 144 pp., $15.95 paper). Surveys six successful public-school programs throughout the country.

Religion in American History: What To Teach and How, by Charles C. Haynes (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; 173 pp., $16.95 paper). Provides teachers with list of significant religious influences in American history, examples of original source documents, and guidelines for teaching about religion in public schools.

The Responsible Use of Animals in Biology Classrooms: Including Alternatives to Dissection (National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, Va. 22090; 145 pp., free for members, $15.00 for nonmembers, paper). Discusses care and maintenance of animals and suggests some alternative teaching strategies.

Schooling: The Developing Child, by Cynthia Farnham-Diggory (Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138-9983; 256 pp., $17.95 cloth). Uses the theory of "cognitive apprenticeship" as a model for practical classroom suggestions.

Science equals Success, edited by Kitty B. Cobb and Catherine R. Conwell (Women's Educational Equity Act Publishing Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, Mass. 02160; 115 pp., $16 paper, plus $2 handling). Describes hands-on science activities based on processes identified by the equals program for helping women and minorities succeed in mathematics.

Scripted Fantasy in the Classroom, by Eric Hall, Carol Hall, and Alison Leech (Nichols Publishing, 11 Harts Ln., East Brunswick, N.J. 08816; 170 pp., $32.50 cloth). Describes the learning technique, using over 50 sample scripts and classroom-management suggestions.

Shortwave Goes to School: A Teacher's Guide to Using Shortwave Radio in the Classroom, by Myles Mustoe (Tiare Publications, P.O. Box 493, Lake Geneva, Wis. 53147; 60 pp., $27 spiral bound). Demonstrates uses of shortwave radio and its applications in the classroom.

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