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Higher Education

The College Board Guide to 150 Popular College Majors (The College Board, P.O. Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10101-0886; 377 pp., $16 paper). Answers common questions concerning 150 of the most popular bachelor's-degree majors at four-year colleges, with advice from leading professors on coursework, skills associated with success in particular majors, career paths for certain majors, and graduate study.

The Common Sense Guide to American Colleges, 2nd ed., ed. by Charles Horner (Madison Center for Educational Affairs, 1155 15th St., N.W., Ste. 712, Washington, D.C. 20005; 653 pp., $14.95 paper). Covers curriculum, sports, housing, social life, and extracurricular activities of 100 colleges and universities; also describes the political atmosphere on campus, both in and out of the classroom.

Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid, 1993-94 ed., by Robert Leider & Anna Leider (Octameron Press, P.O. Box 2748, Alexandria, Va. 22301; 117 pp., $6 paper). Debunks common myths and misconceptions about financial aid and offers tips on short- and long-range planning for college, major money sources, and advice for students interested in specialized scholarships, including academic and career-tied grants, awards for women and minorities, and athletic scholarships.

Gruber's Complete Preparation for the S.A.T., by Gary R. Gruber (HarperCollins Publishers, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 770 pp., $11.95 paper). Gives seven complete practice tests that have the same format as the current Scholastic Aptitude Test; includes 3,400-word list, 100 vocabulary tests, and detailed answers keyed to specific study strategies and basic skills.

Reading and Literacy

Books for You: A Booklist for Senior High Students, 11th ed. (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 259 pp., $12.95 paper). Describes nearly 800 high-quality fiction and nonfiction works published between 1988 and 1991 for young adults, grouped in 32 subject sections, among them careers, autobiography, mysteries, dating, and sports.

Book-Write: A Creative Bookmaking cx24p8 el-37lGuide for Young Authors, by Michelle O'Brien-Palmer (MicNik Publications, P.O. Box 3041, Kirkland, Wash. 98083; 118 pp., $16.95 paper). Follows six young authors through the writing and publishing process; includes resource lists, reproducible writing guide forms, publishing ideas.

Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises, by Stephen Dunning & William Stafford (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 203 pp., $15.95 paper). A creative-writing aid divided into 20 sections, each covering a different kind or phase of poetry writing; offers readers a series of exercises designed to facilitate the writing of poetry.

How To Teach Reading: For Teachers, Parents, Tutors, by Edward Fry (Laguna Beach Educational Books, 245 Grandview, Laguna Beach, Calif. 92651; 144 pp., $14.95 paper). Six-step teaching strategy for young children, older remedial students, and nonliterate adults, including advice on identifying reading level, selecting the right reading materials; includes sample lessons and reading tests.

Using Literature To Teach Middle Grades About War, by Phyllis K. Kennemer (Oryx Press, 4041 N. Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, Ariz., $29.95 paper). Covers six major conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, with recommended reading lists, sample lesson plans, suggested questions and activities.

Professional Issues

Diversity in Teacher Education: New Expectations, ed. by Mary Dilworth (Jossey-Bass Publishers Inc., 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104-1310; 280 pp., $28.95 cloth). Explains the steps teacher-educators and policymakers must take in order to prepare a teaching force that is both culturally diverse and culturally aware.

Teachers: The Missing Voice in Educational Policy and Practice, by Marilyn M. Cohn & Robert B. Kottkamp (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 358 pp., $19.95 paper). In their own words, teachers relate the struggle to create an optimal learning environment, the frustration that comes with powerlessness in the educational system, and their hopes for meaningful improvements.

Untaught Lessons, by Philip W. Jackson (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 101 pp., $11.95 plus 2.50 shipping, paper). Explores what students learn and what teachers teach in terms of the implicit long-term influences teachers have on students; also examines how the teaching experience influences the evolution of each teacher's sense of self.

Special Education

Beyond the "SP'' Label: Improving the Spelling of Learning Disabled and Basic Writers, by Patricia J. McAlexander, Ann B. Dobie, & Noel Gregg (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 90 pp., $11.95 paper). Concentrates on spelling problems special-education teachers encounter; offers a practice section with tips on using mnemonic devices, activities to strengthen visual and auditory skills, dictionaries, and sample spelling lists.

Integrating Young Children With Disabilities Into Community Programs: Ecological Perspectives on Research and Implementation, by Charles A. Peck, Samuel L. Odom, & Diane D. Bricker (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285; 287 pp., $30 paper). Chronicles and evaluates the progress of research projects, programs, and models that encourage community integration of disabled children.

Vol. 12, Issue 14

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