Books: New in Print
Curriculum and Methods
Come Look With Me: Worlds of Play, by Gladys S. Blizzard (Thomasson-Grant, 1 Morton Dr., Ste. 500, Charlottesville, Va. 22903-6806; 32 pp., $13.95 cloth). Introduces young children to 12 works of art that depict game-playing scenes from around the world.
Freedom's Plow: Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom, ed. by Theresa Perry & James W. Fraser (Routledge, 29 W. 35th St., New York, N.Y. 10001-2299; 310 pp., $16.95 paper). Practical guidelines for teachers from the primary through the postsecondary levels, on introducing a multicultural curriculum; includes sample math and writing exercises, reading lists, and bibliographies of related books.
How To Use Children's Literature To Teach Mathematics, by Rosamond Welchman-Tischler (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; 73 pp., $8.50 paper). Uses story lines from popular children's tales to help students grasp concepts such as classifying, graphing, and measuring, along with sample classroom activities.
Interactive Multimedia Instruction, by Richard A. Schwier & Earl R. Misanchuk (Educational Technology Publications, 700 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632, 366 pp., $39.95 cloth). Discusses the uses of interactive multimedia instruction and how to design a multimedia system, and lists resources including software catalogues and selected additional readings.
Lift Every Voice and Sing, by James Weldon Johnson (Walker & Company, 720 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10019; 30 pp., $14.95 paper). Widely known as the "African-American national anthem,'' the song in the title is combined with illustrations in this book to create a powerful historical and cultural perspective on the African-American experience.
Looking Inside Telescopes and the Night Sky, by Ron Schultz (John Muir Publications, P.O. Box 613, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504; 48 pp., $9.95 paper). Presents the fundamental aspects of astronomy to readers age 8 and up, exploring the inner workings of telescopes and providing an on-page tour of an observatory.
Solid Earth Science and Society (National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418; 344 pp., $49.95 cloth). Covers the main areas of earth-science study, discussing current scientific understanding of earth's physical processes and chronicling recent breakthroughs in that knowledge and in research techniques.
Teaching Science to Children, 2nd ed., by Mary D. Iatridis (Garland Publishing, 717 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2500, New York, N.Y. 10022; 216 pp. $30 cloth). Updates information on science textbooks, activities books, and special-education science materials; discusses the positive effects of science on children's cognitive development; and offers guidelines for selecting the best science books for young learners.
Theme Teaching With Great Visual Resources: How To Involve & Educate Students Using Large, High-Quality, Low-Cost Art Reproductions, by Janet Amann (Modern Learning Press, P.O. Box 167, Rosemont, N.J. 08556; 72 pp., $12.95 paper). Offers advice to elementary and middle school teachers on using art reproductions to illustate and enhance literature, history, social-studies, mathematics, and science classes; includes appendices on art suppliers and related books.
Visual Communicating, by Ralph E. Wileman (Education Technology Publications, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632; 147 pp., $34.95 paper). Suggestions for using visual elements in classroom instruction, along with exercises and forms for use in planning, designing, and developing such visuals.
Blueprint for Educational Change: Improving Reasoning, Literacies, and Science Achievement With Cooperative Learning, by Arthur Whimbey, Mary H. Johnson, Eugene Williams Sr., & Myra J. Linden (The Right Combination, 6025 Sandy Springs Circle, Ste. 164, Atlanta, Ga. 30328; 180 pp., $16.95 paper). Describes learning methods and materials many educators use for improving critical-thinking, reading, mathematics, science, and writing skills.
Education Administration in a Pluralistic Society, by Colleen A. Capper (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 320 pp., $19.95 paper). Examines recent initiatives aimed at addressing the needs of students from traditionally underrepresented groups, including minority, female, homosexual, and disabled students.
Every Child Can Succeed: Readings for School Improvement, ed. by Alan Bakler & Sybil Eakin (Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0120; 414 pp., $24.95 paper). A companion piece to a public-television series containing 50 previously published articles on successful curricular practices geared to the needs of at-risk students at schools across the country.
Homework: How Effective? How Much To Assign? The Need for Clear Policies, by Anne Hill Thomas (Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate St., College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. 97403-5207; 34 pp., $6 plus $3 shipping, paper). Summarizes research, examines innovative school practices, and presents policy recommendations.
I Answer With My Life: Life Histories of Women Teachers Working for Social Change, by Kathleen Casey (Routledge, 29 W. 35th St., New York, N.Y. 10001-2299; 196 pp. $15.95 paper). Illustrates, through interviews with a diverse group of women teachers, how each teacher's experience is informed and enlightened by her religious and political beliefs and her personal background.
Promising Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility, ed. by Sheldon Berman & Phyllis La Farge (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 262 pp., $19.95 paper). Details innovative practice in such subject areas as conflict resolution, multicultural curricula, global awareness, and arts education.
School Site Management and School Restructuring, by Grover H. Baldwin (National Organization of Legal Problems in Education, 3601 S.W. 29th St., Ste. 223, Topeka, Kan. 66614; 92 pp., $25.95 paper). Addresses the legal issues surrounding school governance as they relate to the roles of parents and community.
Shaping Strategy: Independent School Planning in the 90's, by Susan C. Stone (National Association of Independent Schools, 75 Federal St., Boston, Mass. 02110; 165 pp., $15 paper). Offers advice on preparing, drafting, implementing, and appraising long-term planning for independent schools, with sample implementation programs at several private schools.
Team Building for School Change: Equipping Teachers for New Roles, by Gene I. Maeroff (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 192 pp., $15.95 paper). A how-to guide on team building, including suggestions on selecting a sponsoring "academy,'' determining which schools and individuals should participate in such an undertaking, and delineating the role of the principal in the process.
Women in School Leadership: Survival and Advancement Guidebook, by Aretha B. Pigford & Sandra Tonnsen (Technomic Publishing, 851 New Holland Ave., P.O. Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 103 pp., $24.50 paper). Discusses traditional barriers to women seeking advanced positions in education, and offers advice on developing effective leadership skills and traits.
Reference and Handbooks
Administering the School Library Media Center, 3rd ed., by Betty J. Morris, John T. Gillespie, & Diana L. Spirt (R.R. Bowker, 121 Chanlon Rd., New Providence, N.J. 07974; 567 pp., $41 cloth). Offers updated suggestions for establishing, managing, and evaluating the modern school-library media center, including new chapters on fostering community partnerships and expanding a library's technological capabilities.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed. (Merriam-Webster, 47 Federal St., P.O. Box 281, Springfield, Mass. 01102; 1559 pp., $21.95 cloth). Contains 100,000 revised reference elements and 10,000 new ones, including contemporary words and their uses, extensive cross-referencing, and special sections on biographical and geographical names and foreign words and phrases.
Purchasing an Encyclopedia: 12 Points To Consider (American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611; $7.95 paper). Analyzes the uses for both print and electronic encyclopedias, and reviews nine popular encyclopedias.
Quick-Source: The Directory of Educational Technology Resources, 1992-93 Edition (A.M. Educational Publishing, 3745 Suffolk Dr., Ste. B, Tallahassee, Fla. 32308; $26.50 paper). Provides information on more than 740 companies that offer education-related products; arranged in categories including accessories, discount distributors, software, telecommunications, service organizations, and networks.
The Wonderful World of Mathematics, ed. by Diane Thiessen & Margaret Matthias (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; 241 pp., $17 paper). A critically annotated list of children's books in mathematics, arranged in categories including early number concepts, measurement, geometry, and spatial sense.
The Young Reader's Companion, by Gorton Carruth (R.R. Bowker, 121 Chanlon Rd., New Providence, N.J. 07974; 681 pp., $39.95 plus $4.75 shipping, cloth). For readers age 10 and up, describes literary characters, mythological figures, famous authors, frequently used words and phrases, and symbols and concepts.
Better Understanding Learning Disabilities: New Views From Research and Their Implications for Education and Public Policies, by G. Reid Lyon, David B. Gray, James F. Kavanagh, & Norman A. Krasnegor (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 362 pp. $35 cloth). Discussions by experts on the classification of learning disabilities, defining those disabilities, current avenues of research and clinical practice, and the impact of social and policy issues on the field.
Check-Mate: A Pocket-Size Guide to Everyday Spellings for Dyslexics, by Alan O'Brien (Taylor & Francis, 1900 Frost Rd., Ste. 101, Bristol, Pa. 19007-1598; 62 pp. $9.95 paper). Contains commonly used words and phrases, measurements and their conversions, spelled-out numbers, templates for job-application letters, and a selection of more complicated spellings.
The Child Who Never Grew, by Pearl S. Buck (Woodbine House, 5615 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20852; 124 pp., $14.95 paper). Reprint of the book first published in 1950 that recounts the author's experiences in raising a child with severe mental retardation; includes an introduction by James A. Michener.
Choosing Options and Accommodations for Children: A Guide to Planning Inclusive Education, by Michael Giangreco, Chigee J. Cloninger, & Virginia Salce Iverson (Paul H. Brookes Publishing, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 188 pp., $29 paper). A practical teaching reference offering comprehensive instruction and easy-to-follow forms to help educators, administrators, parents, and service providers develop inclusive school programs.
Teenagers With L.D., by Rhoda Cummings & Gary Fisher (Free
Spirit Publishing, 400 First Ave., North, Ste. 616, Minneapolis, Minn.
55401; 200 pp., $11.95 paper). Advice to teenagers with learning
disabilities on how to succeed in school and develop social skills;
addresses such concerns as finding a job and setting goals, and
explains the special rights guaranteed to people with learning
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