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Thursday, June 29, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review es una publicación académica con formato electrónico de reseñas de libros sobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review, se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado casi 1,500 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente em la siguiente dirección
http://edrev.asu.edu

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas en español, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acaba de ser reseñado:
Schritter, Istvan (2005) La otra lectura. La ilustración en los libros para niños. Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional del Litoral y Lugar Editorial.

Reseñado por Gabriela Cruder Universidad Nacional de Lujan, Argentina
Esta reseña puede ser consultada en Reseñas Recientes en la homepage de la revista:

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________
Editor para Español y Portugués
Gustavo E. Fischman
Arizona State University
Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Editor General (inglês)
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University

Editora de Reseñas Breves (inglês)
Kate Corby
Michigan State University
___________________________________________________________

Education Review is an electronic journal publishing reviews of recent books in education. The Education Review has published over 1400 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at
http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:
Schritter, Istvan (2005) La otra lectura. La ilustración en los libros para niños. Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional del Litoral y Lugar Editorial.

Reseñado por Gabriela Cruder Universidad Nacional de Lujan, Argentina
This review can be accessed as the first item under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage.

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html
___________________________________________________
Gustavo Fischman
Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu

Gene V Glass
Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby
Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu
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Sunday, June 25, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message from Gustavo Fischman (fischman@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review es una publicación académica con formato electrónico de reseñas de libros sobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review, se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado casi 1,500 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente em la siguiente dirección

http://edrev.asu.edu
Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas en español, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acaba de ser reseñado:
Clemente Linuesa, María. (2004). Lectura y cultura escrita. Madrid: Ediciones Morata

Reseñado por David Poveda Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)
Esta reseña puede ser consultada en Reseñas Recientes en l a homepage de la revista:

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________

Editor para Español y Portugués
Gustavo E. Fischman
Arizona State University
Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Editor General (inglês)
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University

Editora de Reseñas Breves (inglês)
Kate Corby
Michigan State University
___________________________________________________________

Education Review is an electronic journal publishing reviews of recent books in education. The Education Review has published over 1400 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at

http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:
Clemente Linuesa, María. (2004). Lectura y cultura escrita. Madrid: Ediciones Morata

Reseñado por David Poveda Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)
This review can be accessed as the first item under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage.

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________________

Gustavo Fischman
Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu

Gene V Glass
Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby
Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu

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Friday, June 23, 2006

 

Rural Education and Small Schools in the News

Believe it or not, this one actually came from the Yahoo news alert that I have on virtual schools for one of my other blogs, Virtual High School Meanderings.

SIU considers online rural health school
Southern Illinoisan Sun, 18 Jun 2006 4:55 AM PDT

Officials in the Southern Illinois University president's office are exploring the possibility of opening a virtual school of rural public health in the near future.

Moving to the Google news alert for rural education.

Rural schools are "characterised starkly by poverty". (Photograph ...
Mail & Guardian Online - Johannesburg,South Africa

... In the one education system, the report says, are rural and township schools “characterised starkly by poverty ... dysfunctionality ... [See all stories on this topic]

SWAZILAND: AIDS slows down school building efforts in rural areas
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK

... IRIN) - Deaths of parents from AIDS-related illnesses in rural Swaziland has ... The Ministry of Education provides the teachers, and recently began paying for ...

Namibia: Insurance Giant Backs Rural Schools
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... their donation of a fax and a photocopy machine to the rural school and ... 30th anniversary of the uprising that was sparked by the oppressive education laws of ... [See all stories on this topic]

Private universities in rural Bangladesh
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh

... my experience of establishing an ICT-based private university in rural Bangladesh. ... all developing countries are almost the same in respect of higher education. ...

US $1.64 BILLION NEEDED ANNUALLY FOR RURAL EDUCATION AND POVERTY ...
Accra Daily Mail - Accra,Ghana

"Rural people with basic education are more likely to adopt new technologies and become more productive," FAO Assistant Director-General Alexander Müller told ...

More staff for smallest schools
Bega District News - Bega,New South Wales,Australia

... Education Minister Carmel Tebbutt said the extra staff would provide additional support to ... will benefit around 158 schools across regional and rural NSW," Ms ...

Registered Nursing Celebrates Rural Health Week, June 18-24, 2006
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada

... role in improving access to health services in rural communities," says ... registered nurses working in direct care, nursing management, education and research. ...

DSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Revitalization ...
Dickinson State University - ND, United States

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Revitalization at Dickinson State ... criteria of directly linking economic development and education to create higher ...

Global poor need schools investment, conference hears
Guardian Unlimited - UK

... Research presented to an FAO-led conference on rural education in Beijing last November showed that basic education "immediately and positively" affected the ...

Executive Director Named for Rural Health Recruitment Center
Kingsport Times News - Kingsport,TN,USA

... to conduct a demand assessment of health professionals in rural Tennessee--already is ... to joining the center, Siler was CEO of Regional Education and Community ...

Computers a boost for primary school
Fiji Times - Suva,Fiji

A rural primary school for the first time was blessed with technology when presented ... says the head teacher, will go a long way in advancing education for the ...

And finally, the Google news Alert for small schools

District 60 embracing 'small schools' concept
Waukegan News Sun - Waukegan,IL,USA

... schools initiative set to run through Thursday at the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake, on Monday featured a talk by small schools expert Michael ...

City's New Small Schools Are Focus of a Bias Inquiry
New York Times - United States

... to the council, an elected advisory panel, "a deliberate policy to exclude otherwise eligible students with disabilities from the small schools, at least ...

Small schools changing shape of largest education system
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA

... The small schools in New York are often highly specialized, with themes ranging from human rights to aerospace. There is the High School for Violin and Dance. ...

Bill Gates Gets Schooled
BusinessWeek - USA

... Many of the 1,000 small schools the Gateses have funded are still new, however, and it's too soon to project what percentage of their students will finish ...

Small schools to be dissolved; fight continues to save them
Beatrice Daily Sun - Beatrice,NE,USA

... Stenberg said. The US Supreme Court last month rejected without comment an appeal to save the small schools. Stenberg argued that ...

Small schools to gain
Goulburn Post - Goulburn,New South Wales,Australia

... next year under a new plan announced by the NSW Department of Education last week, which provides funding for two staff members to be in small schools at all ...

Joel McNally: School can't handle truth of valedictorian's speech
The Capital Times - Madison,WI,USA

... Despite what the critics say, the best and the brightest turned out by Milwaukee Public Schools are just as talented as students fortunate enough to have ... [See all stories on this topic]

Special Ed pupils in limbo
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA

... intimate settings. So when Bloomberg announced he was creating 200 small schools to nurture teens, Infante was thrilled. But then ...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review

A message from From: Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published 1,600 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at

http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Schuman, Samuel. (2005) Old main: Small colleges in twenty-first century America. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Reviewed by Matthew Church, University of Louisville.
This review can be acce ssed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage http://edrev.asu.edu.
___________________________________________________

Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message from Gustavo Fischman (fischman@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review es una publicación académica con formato electrónico de reseñas de libros sobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review, se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado casi 1,500 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente em la siguiente dirección

http://edrev.asu.edu

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas en español, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acaba de ser reseñado:

Álvarez-Uría, Fernando y Varela, Julia (2004), Sociología, Capitalismo y Democracia.
Génesis e Institucionalización de la Sociología en Occidente. Madrid, España: Morata.

Reseñado por José Ignacio Rivas Flores, y Analía E. Leite, Universidad de Málaga. España.

Oliveira, Walter Ferreira de (2004) Educação social de rua: as bases políticas e pedagógicas para uma educação popular. Porto Alegre: Artmed.

Vanise dos Santos Gomes Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Esta reseña puede ser consultada en Reseñas Recientes en la homepage de la revista:

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________

Editor para Español y Portugués
Gustavo E. Fischman
Arizona State University
Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Editor General (inglês)
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University

Editora de Reseñas Breves (inglês)
Kate Corby
Michigan State University
___________________________________________________________

Education Review is an electronic journal publishing reviews of recent books in education. The Education Review has published over 1400 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at


http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Álvarez-Uría, Fernando y Varela, Julia (2004), Sociología, Capitalismo y Democracia. Génesis e Institucionalización de la Sociología en Occidente. Madrid, España: Morata.

Reseñado por José Ignacio Rivas Flores, y Analía E. Leite, Universidad de Málaga. España.

Oliveira, Walter Ferreira de (2004) Educação social de rua: as bases políticas e pedagógicas para uma educação popular. Porto Alegre: Artmed.

Vanise dos Santos Gomes Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Su

This review can be accessed as the first item under Recent Reviews on the journal

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________________

Gustavo Fischman
Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu

Gene V Glass
Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby
Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu

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Friday, June 16, 2006

 

Rural Education and Small Schools in the News

From the Google news Alert for small schools.

Choir director leaves small schools behind in move to job at ...
The Register-Guard - Eugene,Oregon,USA

... this year to take a similar job at Churchill High School - a blow to the North Eugene School of the Arts (NESA), one of three separate small schools set to ...

Small Schools To Petition Senedd
Pembrokeshiretv.com - UK

The Association of Communities in Wales with Small Schools is due to visit Cardiff Bay, where it will hold an exhibition of its work and present a 15,000 ...

Judge dismisses 18-year-old small schools lawsuit against state
Chattanooga Times Free Press - TN, USA

By ROSE FRENCH. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An 18-year-old lawsuit brought by a coalition of small schools in Tennessee that forced lawmakers to create a new education ...

Small Schools Near Merger Deadline
KETV.com - Omaha,NE,USA

They have a week before they are forced to merge with larger districts. But attorney Don Stenberg has filed a federal lawsuit in ...

Small schools might be the answer
Asianjournal.com - Los Angeles,CA,USA

A FRONT-PAGE series in this paper has tried to give a comprehensive picture of the problems confronting the Philippine education system. ...

Pupils call to save small schools
BBC News - UK

Primary pupils from mid Wales will present a petition of up to 15,000 names to the Welsh assembly in support of small schools. The ...

Education Matters
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA

Small schools stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars when WSF is fully implemented. ... Why will small schools lose so much money? ...

And from the Google news Alert for rural education.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2006
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia

... NSW. For service to secondary education in rural NSW and to school sport through Rugby League coaching and administrative roles. ...

Even fewer doctors for SA?
Health24.com - Cape Town,South Africa

... come from rural backgrounds in the hope that they will return there to work, then there will also have to be sizeable investment in rural education to produce ... [See all stories on this topic]

Free tertiary education needed to retain vets
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand

... This production relies on vets in a number of ways. "Vets contribute to disease prevention as well as to research and education. And rural vets are the vital ... [See all stories on this topic]

It takes a community
ModernHealthcare.com - Chicago,IL,USA

... Hilda Heady, executive director of the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships-Area Health Education Centers, says it is possible for rural hospitals ...

‘Open education sector to Indian entrepreneurs and overseas ...
Financial Express - Bombay,India

... Is that what needs to be done with medical education as well? You have to. You have no choice. See, if you go to rural India, a majority of the 18,000 doctors ...

Rural Australians honoured for Queen's Birthday
ABC Online - Australia

... She says the Federal Government has a moral obligation to put more money into tertiary education. "I think that we've forced our rural children away from ...

Linklater's Scotland
Scotsman - United Kingdom

... Instead of relying on a few protest meetings, a small group of Roy Bridge residents have suggested a scheme that could set a new pattern for rural education. ...

Havana University Rector to Head Cuban Higher Education
Ahora.cu - Holguín,Cuba

... of Higher Education, a post he has held for 30 years. Before taking on his job at the University of Havana, Vela served as the director of the Rural Hospital ... [See all stories on this topic]

Accolades follow Carter Christie’s exit as school business chief ...
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers - Coon Rapids,MN,USA

... governments fund their education mandates, particularly badly underfunded special education. ... in accordance with their costs compared with rural schools, where ...

Chindia at a Crossroads
MSNBC - USA

... China has announced a massive rural infrastructure investment plan, a removal of agricultural tax, an increase in the rural education budget, and a revamping ...

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Monday, June 12, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message from: Gustavo Fischman (fischman@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU.

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review es una publicación académica con formato electrónico de reseñas de libros sobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review, se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado casi 1,500 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente en la siguiente dirección
http://edrev.asu.edu

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas en español, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acaba de ser reseñado:

hooks, bell. (2003). . New York: Routledge.

Reseñado por Jennifer Adair Arizona State University Traducción de Jorge Ossa Universidad de Antioquia
Esta reseña puede ser consultada en Reseñas Recientes en la homepage de la revista:

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________

Editor para Español y Portugués
Gustavo E. Fischman
Arizona State University
Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Editor General (inglês)
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University

Editora de Reseñas Breves (inglês)
Kate Corby
Michigan State University
___________________________________________________________

Education Review is an electronic journal publishing reviews of recent books in education. The Education Review has published over 1400 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at
http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:
hooks, bell. (2003). Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope (Comunidad de aprendizaje: Una pedagogía de la esperanza). New York: Routledge.

Reseñado por Jennifer Adair Arizona State University Traducción de Jorge Ossa
Universidad de Antioquia
This review can be accessed as the first item under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage.

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________________

Gustavo Fischman
Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu

Gene V Glass
Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby
Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU.

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published 1,600 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Lewis, Jill; Jongsma, Kathleen Stumpf; & Berger, Allen. (2005). Educators on the Frontline: Advocacy Strategies for Your Classroom, Your School, and Your Profession. Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association.

Reviewed by Ali Rhoades Hobbs, Pennsylvania State University.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy & Leavy, Patricia. (2005). The Practice of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Reviewed by Wes Clarkson, University of Texas at El Paso

This review can be accessed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage http://edrev.asu.edu.
___________________________________________________
Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

 

Small Schools and Rural Education in the News

First from my ASCD SmartBrief for June 6, 2006 (see http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/dLxAgmosvStubFHXJn).

Rural schools having trouble finding tutors
Many rural districts across the country can't offer NCLB-mandated tutoring because well-established national firms aren't willing to work in remote areas. As workarounds, some school systems are hiring startup companies with scant track records, forming regional buying groups or considering signing up online tutoring outfits. The Washington Post (free registration) (6/6)

The Google new Alert for small schools.

Small schools getting mixed grades
Fitchburg Sentinel - Fitchburg,MA,USA

LEOMINSTER -- Leominster High School students are giving the small schools program mixed grades as they near the end of its first full year at the high school. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Small Schools semifinals: Kennedy edges Valhalla 1-0; Irvington ...
The Journal News.com - Westchester,NY,USA

... off a pass from Lauren Creegan 15 minutes into the first half of a 1-0 win over visiting Valhalla, in the semifinals of the Section 1 Small Schools tournament. ...

HRs by Dove, Curley earn Small Schools title
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA

... for-5 with a homer and four RBIs as Eastport / South Manor overcame a one-run deficit in the sixth to top Babylon, 12-7, in the Suffolk Small Schools final at ...

Irvington tops Kennedy in OT for Small Schools soccer title
The Journal News.com - Westchester,NY,USA

... would be easy for any Irvington fan, player or coach to be lulled into thinking they were going to dominate Kennedy in the Section 1 small school championship ...

First small schools class graduates
Community Press - Florence,KY,USA

... from Amelia and Glen Este high schools also will symbolize a milestone for the district as the first class to spend four years in the small schools, which were ...

At Large : Small schools might be the answer
INQ7.net - Philippines

... One of these innovations is called the “small schools initiative” that seeks the establishment of new small neighborhood schools or the conversion of ... [See all stories on this topic]

Star athletes from small schools take the big stage in first of ...
Ruidoso News - Ruidoso,NM,USA

Bringing the annual North-South Six-Man All-Star football game to the cool mountain reaches of Ruidoso has become a tradition since the game's inception in 1994 ...

Finally, the Google new Alert for rural education.

Ex-DepEd chief says permanent secretary needed
INQ7.net - Philippines

... In rural areas, classroom shortage has not been much of a problem, he said. He said the DepEd began the education voucher system last year to decongest public ...

Kurien quits as IRMA chairman
Rediff - India

... young men and women who are fired by the desire to transform rural India and equipped with skills and knowledge of management education combined with ...

SABC donates computers to rural schools
Zoutnet - Soutpansberg,Limpopo,South Africa

... SABC’s Phalaphala FM presented eight computers to eight rural schools that ... The schools were identified with the assistance of the Department of Education. ...

Full text: Environmental Protection in China (1996-2005)
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China

... in environmental administration, monitoring, scientific research, publicity and education. ... China is a large agricultural country, and rural residents account ... [See all stories on this topic]

Mongolia to Join World Bank Programme on Mining
Mongolia Web News - Ulaanbaatar,MongoliaUlaanbaatar, /MONTSAME/.

The Board of the Governors of the World Bank /WB/ has recently approved projects on rural education and supporting governance. ...

Story by: Sosthenes Mwita
Daily News - TSN - Dar Es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania

... brides are often married off to men in some parts of rural Tanzania ... The practice also denies the unfortunate girls access to education, especially those who get ...

Group seeks Govt help to reduce regional alcohol abuse
ABC Online - Australia

The Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation wants the Government to fund ongoing campaigns in rural areas because the level of injury and death from ...

Conditions of the Working Classes in China
Monthly Review - Herndon,VA,USA

... are also plans for increased investment in the rural areas, including in factories in the smaller cities and villages, and especially in education and health ...

Colleges to work with new rural school
ABC Online - Australia

Urban school children will be sent to the Rural Education College on a Charleville property to learn about agriculture as part of the State Government's ...

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Friday, June 09, 2006

 

Blogging About Rural Education and Small Schools

Our latest entry in this never-ending saga...

From Mr. Rural ED

Luna Wins Idaho Primary
By michaellarnold

A few weeks ago Mr. Rural ED reported that former Rural Education Task Force Director Tom Luna was running for Idaho State Superintendent. Although he has won the Republican primary, his record as the Executive Director of the U.S. Department...

And from NPR Topics: Education

Village Schools Battle Dearth of Teachers, Resources

Many of China's rural poor see education as the only way to lift their families out of poverty. But village schools lack resources, and Beijing's plan to get rid of uncertified teachers would hurt them even more.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Brief Reviews for June 2006

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access all-electronic journal of book reviews residing at http://edrev.asu.edu.

Education Review publishes brief reviews of new books monthly, and has just published brief reviews for June 2006.

These reviews can be accessed directly at http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/index.html

The books reviewed and their reviewers are as follows:

Adler, Mary & Rougle, Eija (2005). Building Literacy Through Classroom Discussion: Research-Based Strategies for Developing Critical Readers and Thoughtful Writers in Middle School. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Seth J. Batiste, University of Houston.

Allen, Jennifer (2006). Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Reviewed by Joan M. Taylor, University of Nevada, Reno.

Bhagat, Chetan (2004). Five Point Someone – What Not To Do at IIT!(Indian Institute of Technology) New Delhi: Rupa & Co. Reviewed by Rajnandan Patnaik, ICFAI Business School, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India.

Burke, Peter J. & Krey, Robert D. (2005). Supervision: A Guide to Instructional Leadership. Second edition.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Reviewed by David E. Lee, Educational Leadership and Research, University of Southern Mississippi.

Capuzzi, David & Stauffer, Mark D., Editors (2006) Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications. Boston: Pearson. Reviewed by M. Jeanne Reid, The Ohio State University.

Coil, Carolyn (2005). Teaching Tools for the 21st Century. Third Revised Expanded Edition. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Ya-Hui Kuo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Coil, Carolyn (2005). Standards-Based Activities and Assessments for the Differentiated Classroom. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Anita Iaquinta, Robert Morris University.

Cook-Sather, Alison (2006). Education is Translation: A Metaphor for Change in Learning and Teaching. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Reviewed by Margaret Smith Crocco, Teachers College, Columbia University

Hollingsworth, Patricia & Lewis, Gina (2006). Active Learning: Increasing Flow in the Classroom. Carmarthen, Wales: Crown House. Reviewed by Marcy Zipke, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Lenburg, Jeff (2005). The Facts on File Guide to Research. New York: Facts on File, Inc. Reviewed by Cindy Sikkenga, University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Levinson, Edward M., Editor (2004). Transition from School to Post-School Life for Individuals with Disabilities: Assessment from an Educational and School Psychological Perspective. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Reviewed by Billy M. Rhodes, Brevard Achievement Center, Rockledge, Florida

McDermott, Irene (2006). The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide. Second Edition. Medford, NJ: Information Today. Reviewed by Patrick Newell, University of California-Davis.

McGee, Lea M. & Morrow, Lesley M. (2005). Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten. New York: Guilford Press. Reviewed by Christine Wiggins, University of Utah

Muldaur, Sheila (2004). Genre Assessments of Poetry and Plays. Proficient Reader Record Series. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen Publishers. Reviewed by Reviewed by Jong- Chae Kim, Florida State University.

Ong, Lance O. (2004). From F to Phi Beta Kappa: Supercharge Your Study Skills. San Francisco, CA: Chromisphere Press. Reviewed by Betty G. Hubschman, Barry University.

Raider-Roth, Miriam B. (2005). Trusting What You Know: The High Stakes of Classroom Relationships. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by Harriet R. MacLean, Walter T. Helms Middle School, San Pablo, California.

Sloan, Megan S. (2005). Trait- Based Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing in Grades 2-4. New York: Scholastic.
Reviewed by Stephanie White, Christchurch College of Education, N.Z.

Smith, Michael W. & Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. (2006). Going With the Flow: How to Engage Boys (and Girls) in Their Literacy Learning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Reviewed by Julie Gorlewski, University at Buffalo.

Sullivan, Jane & Madden, Midge (2004). Teaching the Elements of Powerful Writing Using Great Fiction and Nonfiction Models: 15 Motivating Lessons That Teach Focus, Sequencing, Structure, Word Choice, Elaboration, and More, Grades 3-5. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Scott W. Norman, Florida State University.

Tippeconnic Fox, Mary Jo; Lowe, Shelly C. & McClellan, George S., Editors (2005). Serving Native American Students. New Directions for Student Services, No. 109. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass . Reviewed by Michael W. Simpson, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wilson, Lorraine (2006). Writing to Live: How to Teach Writing for Today’s World. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Reviewed by Patricia H. Hinchey, Pennsylvania State University

Wood, Karen & Mraz, Maryann (2005). Teaching Literacy in Sixth Grade. New York: Guilford Press. Reviewed by Carol J. Delaney, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
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Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
Gene V Glass, Editor
Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese

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Monday, June 05, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message from Gustavo Fischman (fischman@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review es una publicación académica con formato electrónico de reseñas de libros sobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review, se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado casi 1,500 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente en la siguiente dirección

http://edrev.asu.edu

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas en español, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acaba de ser reseñado:

Macedo, Donaldo, Dendrinos, Bessie y Panayota, Gounari. (2005). Lengua, Ideologia y Poder. Barcelona: Grao.

Reseñado por Virginia Velasco Ariza Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Esta reseña puede ser consultada en Reseñas Recientes en la homepage de la revista:

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Editor para Español y Portugués
Gustavo E. Fischman
Arizona State University
Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Editor General (inglês)
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University

Editora de Reseñas Breves (inglês)
Kate Corby
Michigan State University

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Education Review is an electronic journal publishing reviews of recent books in education. The Education Review has published over 1400 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at

http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Macedo, Donaldo, Dendrinos, Bessie y Panayota, Gounari. (2005). Lengua, Ideologia y Poder. Barcelona: Grao.

Reseñado por Virginia Velasco Ariza Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

This review can be accessed as the first item under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage.

http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

___________________________________________________

Gustavo Fischman
Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu

Gene V Glass
Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby
Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

 

AERA Division G, Section 1 - Request for Reviewers

A message from Garrett Albert Duncan (gaduncan@wustl.edu).

AERA-GSL Graduate Studies Discussion Forum Dear Friends,

As the Division G, Section 1 program chair for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, I am seeking your assistance in putting together the best possible Program. Toward this end, I am inviting you to serve as a reviewer for DGS1 proposals this summer and to consider also serving later as either a chair or a discussant on the 2007 Program next spring. I would also appreciate it if you would extend this invitation to your respective circles of colleagues and graduate students. The Meeting convenes in Chicago from Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13.

Next year’s Program theme is “The World of Educational Quality.” Division G, Section 1 considers this theme within the Local Contexts of Teaching and Learning. This section encompasses studies of local contexts and settings of teaching and learning in formal and informal venues. Along these lines, DGS1 invites papers with a broad range of topical interests that bring into relied the local contexts and situated organizations of action and meaning. Units of analysis may be comprised of actual lessons, assessment practices, tasks, identities, structures, classroom interactions, the language of social interaction in educational settings, encounters of teaching and learning, and so on. These studies include but are not limited to qualitative designs, ethnographic, microethnographic, sociolinguistic, discourse and other language use studies, interactional analyses, and case studies. Our purpose is to build descriptions of, and theoretical insights about, teaching and learning in context and in the diversities of its achievements.

The opening of the proposal submission cycle begins June 1 and ends August 1 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. You will be able to sign up as a reviewer for Division G, Section 1 soon after the submission cycle begins. Again, please circulate this invitation among your friends and colleagues at your home university and at others -- we especially seek the participation of graduate students. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you to produce the bomb program.

Take care and persevere,
Garrett
--
Garrett Albert Duncan
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1183
St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~educ/fac_duncan.htm

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Friday, June 02, 2006

 

Rural Ed in the News

From the Google news Alert for rural education.

Three strategies for developing rural communities
Daily Express - Kota Kinabalu,Sabah,Malaysia

... Abdullah suggested that the rural community joined the life-long education programme to gain more knowledge and upgrade their skills for a better and more ...

Rural students to benefit from bursary
Hinton Parklander - Canada

... improve policy-makers’ understanding of challenges facing students from a rural background, who are generally under-represented in post-secondary education. ...

Feds' teacher rules strain rural areas
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA

... board member, said she is content with the quality of education her children are receiving and that No Child Left Behind is "killing rural education.". ...

3 Turkish scholars study pioneering telecom project in Bataan
Manila Standard Today - Philippines

... For her part, Neslihan Alpay expressed optimism that the BPL system will be effective in the rural education program of the Turkish government particularly the ...

Rajasthan to give free bus passes to girl students

NewKerala.com - Ernakulam,Kerala,India

... schools across Rajasthan will be given free bus passes, state Education Minister Ghanshyam ... now the facility was meant only for girls living in rural areas, but ...

Report shows school closures hit poor, black Delta districts
Arkansas News - Little Rock,AR,USA

... The Arlington, Va.-based trust prepared the report on behalf of an in-state organization, Advocates for Community and Rural Education. ...

WVI broadens response to cholera in angola
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK

... Public education is needed because many rural areas have not experienced cholera for more than a decade. The war, which ended in ...

Education earmark shows Los Angeles now in political power
Scripps Howard News Service - Washington,DC,USA

... in the personal finances of students' families and in some poor rural areas they ... example _ they had embraced to bolster their credentials as education advocates ...

Ishengul Boldzhurova meets with Coordinator of World Bank Project ...
Akipress (subscription) - Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan

... AKIpress) - Kyrgyz vice Prime Minister Ishengul Boldzhurova has met with Coordinator of the World Bank (WB) project “Rural education” in Kyrgyzstan Michael ...

And the Google news Alert for small schools.

Experts wary about paring down districts Baby steps Proposal wins ...
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA

... And school consolidation, whether in Georgia or Montana — where small schools would rate among Vermont's largest — is almost always a bad idea, he said. ...

Small schools are an expensive anachronism
Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Barre,VT,USA

... Select boards will still meet on schedule. The "large" schools created by consolidation will still be small, but large enough to be educationally sound. ...

Small Schools: C. Hall Star Wants Shot at Brentwood
International News Service - Sydney,Australia

By ERIK BOAL\ Special to the Daily News. Jenson Turner might not be competing in the Southern Section boys' tennis individual tournament ...

Smaller learning communities initiatives at East, West striving to ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Waterloo,IA,USA

... approach to addressing the problems of large high schools --- has "enormous benefits." In similar groups of students, those enrolled in small schools are less ...

Handful of small Catholic schools manages to survive
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

... Only 67 students had signed up to enroll. At the other 11 small schools, 10 of which are in the diocese, the story is quite different. ...

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

 

Announcing GRADMENTOR, the online grad student support group

A message from Dr. Scott Kerlin (scott@KERLINS.NET) to AERA-GSL Graduate Studies Discussion Forum (AERA-GSL@ASU.EDU).

Hi everyone:

Since 2001, I have maintained an online support group for graduate students that is called GRADMENTOR. This group, which is linked under my references on the AERA-GSL home page, is open to all members of GSL who seek a smaller list that is focused on promoting graduate student success, professional career development, and professional mentoring.

To join the group GRADMENTOR, just create an account at Yahoogroups, http://groups.yahoo.com and then, submit a subscription request via this address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gradmentor/join

Current graduate students are invited to join GRADMENTOR if you are seeking additional support for completion of your graduate studies!

Scott Kerlin
GRADMENTOR, and host with Bobbi Kerlin, AERA-GSL Graduate Studies Discussion
List (http://kerlins.net/aera-gsl)
GRADMENTOR Home Page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gradmentor

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