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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

 

Statistics for October

As of this moment there are 5972 hits to this blog based upon the straight counter. It read 5499 on the fourth of October. These hits came from 535 unique visitors (interesting, the exact same as last month): 497 first timers and 38 repeat offenders for an average of 18 visitors a day.

These visitors came from the United States, Malaysia, India, Spain, Canada, Myanmar, Nepal, Cote D'ivoire, Chile, Argentina, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Japan, Portugal, Israel, Nigeria, and Germany.

Until next month...

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

From the Google News Alert for rural education.

Business Briefs
Marshall Independent - Marshall,MN,USA

... MARSHALL — The Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) announced that Lee Warne, executive director of the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative ...

Rural education conference coming to WCU
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA

by From Staff Reports. CULLOWHEE – “Issues in Rural Education” will be the focus of a conference set for 9 am to 4 pm Nov. ...

Bringing Impact To The Rural Education
Bernama - Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

... NITF is also to assist in implementing the pre-school education in rural areas by setting up 2,400 pre-school classes complete with computer facilities that ...

Schools Chief Races Highlight Policy Divides
Education Week News - Bethesda,MD,USA

... He has held leadership positions on statewide education commissions, and served as an adviser on rural education issues to former US Secretary of Education Rod ...

Reasons Why We Can End Hunger in Our LifetimeScoop.co.nz
(press release) - New Zealand

... and Burkina Faso who are using their self-designed MCC programs to meet the multi-faceted challenges of food insecurity – from rural education to the ...

HIV/AIDS rate in rural areas worries commissioner
The Tide - Port Harcourt,Niger Delta,Nigeria

... embarking on sex education for the populace. Amuche said there was a large number of patent medicine dealers and other health providers in rural areas who used ...

Local Ag Education Programs Recognized by Burmaster
Wisconsin Ag Connection - Marshfield,WI,USA

State Education Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster presented her Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Schools, Libraries, and Communities Awards during a ceremony ... [ See all stories on this topic]

Celtel Veep pledges to uplift rural communities
Malawi's Daily Times - Malawi

... BV has pledged to assist rural communities in Malawi with access to information technology (IT) resources as one way of boosting education standards in the ...

NEPAL: New programme to boost education in rural west
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK

SIHOKAR, 23 October (IRIN) - Local community leaders say education standards in many rural villages in western Nepal are inadequate due to lack of commitment ...

Schwartz/Entz race highlights water, education, immigration
Aspen Daily News - Aspen,CO,USA

... She suggested increasing severance taxes on oil, gas and minerals as a way to fund rural education, saying that Colorado's neighbors have higher severance taxes ...

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Friday, October 27, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Reviews

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu.

The Education Review is an open access journal that has published reviews of books in education continuously since 1998. Its address on the world wide web is http://edrev.asu.edu.

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

Street, Brian V. (Ed.) (2005). Literacies Across Educational Contexts: Mediating Learning and Teaching. Philadelphia: Caslon Publishing.

Reviewed by Sandria P. Officer, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Handel, Michael J. (2005). Worker Skills and Job Requirements: Is There a Mismatch? Washington, D.C.: Economic Policy Institute.

Reviewed by Cynthia Cameros, Johns Hopkins University.

Nic Craith, Mairead. (2006). Europe and the politics of language: Citizens, migrants, and outsiders. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Reviewed by Joseph Axel, Arizona State University.

Education Review has also inaugurated a new section of peer-reviewed essay reviews, and welcomes submissions to this new department. Essay reviews are special peer-reviewed articles that examine in depth one or more recent books of particular significance on a single topic. Essay reviews are generally between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length,although longer reviews are welcome. For instructions on submitting a manuscript for possible publication, see the website.

Education Review has just published the following essay review:

Food for Thought: An Essay Review

Mark Fetler Herman, Joan L. and Haertel, Edward H. (2005). Uses and Misuses of Data for Educational Accountability and Improvement.The 104th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Part 2. Malden, Massachusetts and Oxford, England.Blackwell Publishing. Pp. xvi + 383 $39.95 ISBN 1405152605

Citation: Fetler, Mark. (2 006, October 19). Food for thought: An essay review. Education Review, 9(7). Retrieved [date] from http://edrev.asu.edu/essays/v9n7index.html

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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Tuesday, October 24, 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 librossobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review,se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado casi1,600 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente em la siguiente dirección http://edrev.asu.edu/

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas enespañol, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acabade ser reseñado:

Rosas Carrasco, Lesvia Oliva (2003). Aprender a ser maestro rural: un análisis de su formación y de su concepción pedagógica. México: CEE/Fundación para la Cultura del Maestro, A.C. SNTE.

Reseñado por Raquel Concha Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto

Ferrer, Guillermo. (2004). Las reformas curriculares de Perú, Colombia, Chile y Argentina: ¿Quién responde por los resultados? Lima, Perú: GRADE, Documento de Trabajo 45

Reseñado por Dr. Claudio Almonacid Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. Chile.

Esta reseña puede ser consultada en Reseñas Recientes en la homepagede 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:

Rosas Carrasco, Lesvia Oliva (2003). Aprender a ser maestro rural: un análisis de su formación y de su concepción pedagógica. México: CEE/Fundación para la Cultura del Maestro, A.C. SNTE.

Reseñado por Raquel Concha Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto

Ferrer, Guillermo. (2004). Las reformas curriculares de Perú, Colombia, Chile y Argentina: ¿Quién responde por los resultados? Lima, Perú: GRADE, Documento de Trabajo 45

Reseñado por Dr. Claudio Almonacid Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. Chile.

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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Saturday, October 21, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

The Google News Alert for rural education.

UN marks World Food Day, urging greater investment in agriculture
Xinhua - China

... Such investment must reach beyond infrastructure and irrigation systems to fund broader human development goals, especially the education of rural women and ... [See all stories on this topic]

Go Rural, Suruma Tells PMA
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

He said there was need for PMA to be pro-poor and focus on rural household poverty eradication. ... "Why don't you borrow a leaf from the education and health ...

Vote for Gail Schwartz
Aspen Daily News - Aspen,CO,USA

... She favors renewable energy, clean air and water, more funding for rural education, clean drinking water and toilets for farm workers, and health care and ...

Local View: School spending report sensational, inaccurate
Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln,NE,USA

... This trip was going to be paid for with REAP funds — Rural Education Assurance Program and is awarded and administered by the US Department of Education. ...

Tackling Poverty With Education: World Poverty DayScoop.co.nz
(press release) - New Zealand

... provides support from: drop in centres where working children can access education, to building schools and training teachers in rural communities with no ...

House race has focus on school funding
Columbia Missourian - Columbia,MO,USA

... the state, no matter where they live, receives a quality education,” she said ... Democrat Paul Quinn is most concerned about ensuring rural school districts get ...

More 'projects for polls' approved
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh

... Meanwhile, a power consumer of Rural Electrification Association in Satkhira said ... meeting are: improvement of infrastructure and quality of education in public ...

N. Hall ag teacher rural all the way
Gainesville Times - Gainesville,GA,USA

... education and the FFA through "outstanding personal commitment.". Fewer than 1 percent of all middle and secondary educators receive this award. Sutton is rural ...

Jackson, Wright want school board seat
Sand Mountain Reporter - Albertville,AL,USA

Lavon Jackson, of Henryville, is a Republican who has lived in rural Marshall County ... courses at Snead State Community College and has been in education all his ...

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

 

Do ICTs enhance rural livelihoods?

From the SANTEC-Thutong Weekly Newsletter.

Do ICTs enhance rural livelihoods?

Richardson, D. / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) , 2006

This summary report provides an outline of the main issues and trends in agricultural extension, as they relate to ICTs, with a special emphasis on improving rural livelihoods. The report draws on the presentations, case studies and discussions from the CTA Observatory. It highlights the potential for, and constraints to, using ICTs for agricultural communication and information exchange and identifies implications of these issues for CTA. Some of the issues addressed by the report are:

The report concludes that ICTs can be harnessed to have a direct impact on enhancing both rural livelihoods and the agricultural sector in which the rural poor are immersed. However, ICT project investments driven by the `technology of the day', or by approaches that neglect to analyse how ICTs can truly enhance rural livelihoods, should be avoided. Five key recommendations were derived from the CTA Observatory: engage in regional ICT policy awareness-raising workshops for managers and senior professional staff involved in extension services in ACP countries produce simple fact sheets on the successful use of ICTs in agricultural extension package multi-stakeholder planning approaches develop ICT problem trees for better bottleneck analysis facilitate studies on the current status of the regulatory environment in ACP countries.

http://www.eldis.org/cf/search/disp/DocDisplay.cfm?Doc=DOC22706&Resource=f1ict

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

 

Looking for New Contributors

While the archives go back to January 2005, the Rural Education special interest group of the American Educational Research Association began using this blog site as it's homepage on April 7, 2005. So, we are going on about eighteen months and during those eighteen months there have been exactly three hundred and one entries posted (including this one). And after eighteen months and over three hundred entries, my own timeline and duties for my dissertation and completion of my Ph.D. mean that I will require some help to keep this going. In addition, I am half way through my second term as the Graduate Student Representative and I have had little time to do anything on this front because of the time I have spent on maintaining this blog site.

However, one of the nice things about Blogger, and one of the reasons that we selected it in the first place, is that you can have multiple people that have access to post to the same blog site. Right now we are looking for those multiple people.

Right now I am making a general call to our membership for new contributors.

What can you contribute? Anything that may be of interest to people in the Rural Education SIG. You all get messages in your own inboxes that may be of interest to our membership. You all come across articles in non-rural education journals or non-rural education conferences that may be germaine to our group. And you all have issues and topics that you have opinions on that others may be interested in discussing.

This last item is an interesting concept, as the blog does allow for people to post comments which would be used to actually discuss issues - if we had people willing to write two or three paragraphs to get a discussion going.

I will stay on as the webmaster for the SIG, as I want to be able to devote some time to actually building some of the static website resources that we have discussed building in the past (e.g., the index of past conference presentations and of our dissertation award winners). I would also like to start to create a more formal discussion series on the blog.

I will also continue to post the weekly "Rural Education in the News feature and move the "Education Reviews Publishes..." and "Blogging about Rural Education" to bi-weekly entries. I will also continue to post announcements that come out from AERA or messages across our listserve so that they reach a broader audience.

What would you be responsible for as a contributor? Depending on how many people volunteer I would say that you would be responsible for posting one entry every two weeks and to date stamp your entries so that there is no more than one entry per day. Other than that, I can't see any other responsibility that would be required.

The move from an individual carrying the load to a team carrying the load is critical now that we have built up this resource and have an active readership. Regardless if it is me or any other individual who came after me, if it is only one person posting all of the material to the blog site and suddenly they stop - the blog simply dies. However, if we have a team of people and any one simply stops, there are others to continue.

Anyway, if you would like to be a contributor, e-mail me at mkb-at-uga.edu and I will send you the necessary information to get you set up.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

 

Blogging About Rural Education

Here are a couple of entries from the past few weeks:

Beginning with Mr. Rural ED.

Learning from Business
By michaellarnold

I'm a big believer in learning from the successes and failures of organizations whether they're public schools are other types of businesses. Today's lesson comes from WEASEL Corp. About a year ago, an upper level manager at WEASEL Corp. decided...

Emergency Preparedness
By michaellarnold

The shooting at Platte Canyon High School yesterday is a sobering reminder that rural schools are not immune from violence. One of the more troubling aspects of the incident is that it appears the killer didn't have any connection to...

And one from NPR Topics: Education.

School Shootings in Rural Settings

Violent crime is far less common in rural areas than in cities. Rural people are four times less likely to be victims of violent crime. Yet all three school shootings in the past week occurred in rural places.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

The Google News Alert for rural education.

Ford: Rural West Tenn. will win Senate for him
Jackson Sun - Jackson,TN,USA

... "Rural West Tennessee is going to put us over.". ... as superintendent of schools in McNairy County and served as the assistant commissioner of education during the ...

Nigeria: Universal Adult Education Scheme
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... education must be exposed to intermediate academics to lift their thinking faculty and bring them in line with new methods of doing things properly. Rural ...

Beebe not being honest in Paron school case, group says
Arkansas News - Little Rock,AR,USA

... Ron Crawford, president of the Rural Education Preservation Alliance, also said the group plans to run television ads in opposition to Beebe. ...

Uganda: Mark Independence, Be Wary of the Future
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... 2001 and 2006 ampaign period), President Museveni has promised to extend basic and adequate health and education services to the more than 70% rural population ...

National Service Secretariat bares teeth
The Statesman Online - Accra,Ghana

... so as to meet the shortfall in supply of teachers in the rural areas. ... leads to the achievement of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education as enshrined in ...

China strives for free compulsory education for all
Xinhua - China

... A draft amendment to China's Law on Compulsory Education aiming to ensure stable funding for rural education was tabled to lawmakers at the annual National ...

Charter School Protesters Flood Hilo Board of Education Meeting
Hawaii Reporter - Kailua,HI,USA

... Highlighting the need for alternative options in public education in Hawaii, the Board ... He noted that the deferred cuts to rural outer-island school budgets ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Norfolk,England,UK

AlertNet - London,England,UK

... current post-16 transport subsidy would stop many young people - particularly from poorer backgrounds and rural areas - being able to afford further education. ...

PAKISTAN: Focus on earthquake recovery 12 months on
Rueters AlertNet - London,England,UK

... Some 600,000 rural and 30,000 urban housing units were affected across a 30,000 sq ... is also hampering efforts to get sectors such as health and education up and ... [See all stories on this topic]

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Friday, October 13, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Reviews

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu.

The Education Review is an open access journal that has published reviews of books in education continuously since 1998. Its address on the world wide web is http://edrev.asu.edu.

Education Review has inaugurated a new section of peer-reviewed essay reviews, and welcomes submissions to this new department. Essay reviews are special peer-reviewed articles that examine in depth one or more recent books of particular significance on a single topic. Essay reviews are generally between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length, although longer reviews are welcome. For instructions on submitting a manuscript for possible publication, see the website.

Education Review has just published the following essay review:

HIV/AIDS and the Education of African Children: An Essay Review Gerda de Klerk , Arizona State University

Morisky, Donald E.; Jacob, W. James; Nsubuga, Yusuf K. & Hite, Steven J. (Eds.) (2006). Overcoming AIDS: Lessons Learned from Uganda. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Citation: de Klerk, Gerda. (2006, October 7). HIV/AIDS and the education of African children: An essay review. Education Review, 9(6). Retrieved [date] from http://edrev.asu.edu/essays/v9n6index.html/.

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

Russell, Michael. (2006). Technology and Assessment: A Tale of Two Interpretations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by Christine Greenhow, Harvard University.

Sternberg, Robert J. & Subotnik, Rena F. (Eds.) (2006). Optimizing student success in school with the other three Rs: Reasoning, resilience, and responsibility. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Smith, University of Texas at Austin.

Peterson, Paul E. (Ed.). (2006). Generational change: Closing the test score gap. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Reviewed by Karrin S. Lukacs, George Mason University

This review can be accessed under Recent Reviewson 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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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

 

Resenhas Educativas/Education Review publica resenhas

A message from Gustavo Fischman (fischman@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu.

Resenhas Educativas/Education Review é uma publicação acadêmica, comformato eletrônico dedicada à resenhas de livros no campo da educação.

Resenhas Educativas/Education Review nasceu em 1998 e desde então jápublicou quase 1600 comentários e análises de livros sobre aproblemática educacional. Ela é editada pela Arizona State University (ASU)Todas as resenhas podem ser consultadas gratuitamente no endereço:

http://edrev.asu.edu

Nossa última resenha publicada é:

Mészáros, Istvan (2005). A Educação para além do Capital. São Paulo: Boitempo

Resenhado por Zacarias Jaegger Gama Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Esta resenha pode ser consultada em

Cappelletti, Isabel (Coord.) (2004). Evaluación educativa: fundamentos y prácticas (I. Vericat, Trad.). México: Siglo XXI.

Reseñado por Laura Rodríguez Matamoros Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla

Resenhas Recentes, na homepage darevista, http://edrev.asu.edu/indexp.html

ESPERAMOS SUA VISITA AOS NOSSOS SÍTIOS E SUA COLABORAÇÃO NOS PRÓXIMOSNÚMEROS DA REVISTA.
___________________________________________
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 publishingreviews of recent books in education. The Education Reviewhas 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:

Mészáros, Istvan (2005). A Educação para além do Capital. São Paulo:Boitempo

Resenhado por Zacarias Jaegger Gama Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Cappelletti, Isabel (Coord.) (2004). Evaluación educativa: fundamentos y prácticas (I. Vericat, Trad.). México: Siglo XXI.

Reseñado por Laura Rodríguez Matamoros Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
This review can be accessed as the first itemunder 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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Monday, October 09, 2006

 

EDUCATION REVIEW> Call for Reviewers for Brief Reviews

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu

Education Review, an open access journal of reviews of books ineducation, is seeking reviewers for its Brief Reviews section:

http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/index.html

If you wish to be considered as a reviewer for any of the followingbooks, please
  1. Send your full name and surface mail address to Roland Person, rperson@lib.siu.edu
  2. If you are volunteering for more than one book, please rank order your preferences, indicating clearly most preferred and least preferred.
Cordially,
Roland Person
1002 Emerald Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901
rperson@lib.siu.edu

BOOKS TO BE REVIEWED
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Bloom, Jeffrey W. (2006) Creating a Classroom Community of YoungScientists. Second Edition. New York: Routledge.

Bresser, Rusty & Holtzman, Caren. (2006) Minilessons for MathPractice: Grades K-2. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.

Bresser, Rusty & Holtzman, Caren. (2006) Minilessons for MathPractice: Grades 3-5. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.

Buhrow, Brad & Garcia, Anne Upczak (2006) Ladybugs, Tornadoes, andSwirling Galaxies: English Language Learners Discover Their WorldThrough Inquiry. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Camp, Deanne (2006) Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction: Strategies toBuild Comprehension in the Content Areas, Grades 3-5. New York:Scholastic.

Cataldo, Jude (2006) Hands-on Art Activities for the ElementaryClassroom: Seasonal, Holiday, and Design Activities for Grades K-5.San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Cerra, Cheli & Jacoby, Ruth (2006) Homework Talk! The Art ofEffective Communication About Your Child’s Homework. San Francisco:Jossey Bass.

Cerra, Cheli & Jacoby, Ruth (2006) Homework Talk! The Art ofEffective Communication About Your Child’s Homework. San Francisco:Jossey Bass. (second copy)

Chapin, Suzanne H. & Johnson, Art (2006) Math Matters: Understandingthe Math You Teach Grades K-8. Second Edition. Sausalito, CA: MathSolutions.

Chen, Linda & Mora-Flores, Eugenia (2006) Balanced Literacy forEnglish Language Learners, K-2. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Constantine, Madonna G. & Sue, Derald Wing, Editors. (2006)Addressing Racism: Facilitating Cultural Competence in Mental Healthand Educational Settings. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Cooper, Mark & Sjostrom, Lisa (2006) Making Art Together: HowCollaborative Art-Making Can Transform Kids, Classrooms andCommunities. Boston: Beacon Press

Cooper, Mark & Sjostrom, Lisa (2006) Making Art Together: HowCollaborative Art-Making Can Transform Kids, Classrooms andCommunities. Boston: Beacon Press (second copy)

Crosnoe, Robert (2006) Mexican Roots, American Schools: HelpingMexican Immigrant Children Succeed. Stanford: Stanford UniversityPress.

Dallman-Jones, Anthony (2006) Shadow Children: UnderstandingEducation’s #1 Problem. Lancaster, PA: RLD Publications.

Dietel, Ronald. (Sept. 2006) Get Smart! Nine Sure Ways to Help YourChild Succeed in School. San Francisco: Jossey Bass (second copy)

Doerksen, David. (2006) Evaluating Teachers of Music PerformanceGroups. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield

Duncan, Marilyn (2006) Literacy Coaching: Developing EffectiveTeachers through Instructional Dialogue. Katonah, NY: Richard C.Owen.

Felux, Carolyn & Snowdy, Paula, editors. (2006) The Math Coach FieldGuide: Charting Your Course. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.

Fullan, Michael (2006) Turnaround Leadership. San Francisco:Jossey Bass.Ganske, Kathy (2006) Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, andMeaning Explorations K-3. New York: Guilford.

James, Amy (2006) Kindergarten Success: Everything You Need to Knowto Help Your Child Learn. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jarvis, Peter, editor. (2006) The Theory and Practice of Teaching.Second edition. London: Routledge

Jensen, Eric (2006) Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize EveryLearner’s Potential. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (second copy)

Johnson, W. Brad (2006) On Being a Mentor: A Guide for HigherEducation Faculty. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kinash, Shelley (2006) Seeing Beyond Blindness. Greenwich, CT:Information Age Publishing.

Langrall, Cynthia W. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: InquiryInto Mathematics Classrooms in Grades 3-5. Greenwich, CT:Information Age Publishing.

Langrall, Cynthia W. Editor. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research:Inquiry Into Mathematics Classrooms in Grades 3-5. Greenwich CN:Information Age Publishing. (second copy)

Masingila, Joanna O.. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: InquiryInto Mathematics Classrooms in Grades 6-8. Greenwich, CT:Information Age Publishing.

Matteson, David M. & Freeman, Deborah K. (2006) Assessing andTeaching Beginnng Readers: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen.

McDonald, Nan L. & Fisher, Douglas. (2006) Teaching LiteracyThrough the Arts. New York: Guilford.

Mooney, Margaret E. & Young, Terrell A. (2006) Caught in the Spell ofWriting and Reading, Grade 3 and Beyond. Katonah, NY: Richard C.Owen. (second copy)

Moskal, Mary Kay & Blachowicz, Camille (2006) Partnering forFluency. New York: Guiford.

National Writing Project (2006) Writing for a Change: BoostingLiteracy and Learning Through Social Action. Grades K-12. SanFrancisco: Jossey Bass.

Parker, Emelie & Pardini, Tess (2006) “The Words Came Down!”English Language Learners Read, Write, and Talk Across the Curriculum,K-2. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Pierangelo, Roger & Giuliani, George. (2006) The Special Educator’sComprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests. Revised and expandededition. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Rasinski, Timothy; Blachowicz, Camille & Lems, Kristin, Editors.(2006) Fluency Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices. New York:Guilford.

Ray, Katie Wood (2006) Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Unitsof Study in the Writing Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Rectanus, Cheryl (2006) So You Have to Teach Math? Sound Advice forGrades 6-8 Teachers. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.

Rief, Sandra F. & Heimburge, Julie A. (2006) How to Reach and TeachAll Children in the Inclusive Classroom: Practical Strategies,Lessons, and Activities, Grades 3-8. Second Edition. San Francisco:Jossey Bass.

Robb, Laura (2006) Teaching Reading: A Complete Resource for Grades4 and Up. New York: Scholastic. (huge binder, will send to U.S.addresses only)

Schmidt, Patricia Ruggiano & Finkbeiner, Claudia. (2006) ABC’s ofCultural Understanding and Communication: National and InternationalAdaptations. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. (Secondcopy.)

Schumm, Jeanne Shay, editor (2006) Reading Assessment andInstruction for All Learners. New York: Guilford.

Shea, Mary (2006) Where’s the Glitch? How to Use Running Recordswith Older Readers, Grades 5-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Smith, Stephanie Z. & Smith, Marvin E. (2006) Teachers Engaged inResearch: Inquiry Into Mathematics Classrooms, Prekindergarten –Grade 2. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Soby, Jeanette M. (2006) Prenatal Exposure to Drugs/Alcohol. Secondedition. Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas.

Sosik, John J. (2006) Leading with Character: Stories of Valor andVirtue and the Principles They Teach. Greenwich, CT: Information AgePublishing.

Taris, James Robert & Taris, Louis James (2006) Hands-On ScienceMysteries: Standards-Based Inquiry Investigations. Grades 3-6. SanFrancisco: Jossey-Bass. (second copy)

Topping, Donna Hooker & Hoffman, Sandra Josephs (2006) GettingGrammar: 150 New Ways to Teach an Old Subject. Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann.

Totten, Samuel; Eaton, Helen; Dirst, Shelly & Lesieur, Clare, Editors.(2006) Spark the Brain, Ignite the Pen: Quick Writes forKindergarten through High School Teachers and Beyond. Greenwich, CT:Information Age Publishing.

Tracey, Diane H. & Morrow, Lesley Mandel (2006) Lenses on Reading:An Introduction to Theories and Models. New York: Guilford.

Turnbill, Jan & Bean, Wendy (2005) Writing Instruction K-6:Understanding Process, Purpose, Audience. Katonah, NY: Richard C.Owen.

Van Zoest, Laura R.. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: InquiryInto Mathematics Classrooms in Grades 9-12. Greenwich, CT:Information Age Publishing.

Walker, Pam & Wood Elaine (2006) Science Sleuths: 60 ForensicActivities to Develop Critical Thinking and Inquiry Skills. Grades 4-8. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Wankel, Charles & DeFillippi, Robert. (2006) New Visions of GraduateManagement Education. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Ward, Cynthia Carbone (2006) How Writers Grow: A Guide for MiddleSchool Teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Zarnowski, Myra (2006) Making Sense of History: Using High-QualityLiterature and Hands-On Experiences to Build Content Knowledge. NewYork: Scholastic.

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Brief Reviews for October 2006

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu

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

Education Review publishes brief reviewsof new books monthly, and has just publishedbrief reviews for October 2006.

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

The books reviewed and their reviewers are as follows:

Bianco, Arnie (2006) Teaching Tips from Your One-Minute Mentor: Quick and Easy Strategies for Classroom Success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by Betty G. Hubschman, Barry University

Brier, Norman (2006) Enhancing Academic Motivation: An Intervention Program for Young Adolescents. Champaign, IL: Research Press. Reviewed by Joshua M. Englehart, LaMuth Middle School, Painesville, Ohio.

Brint, Steven (2006) Schools and Societies. Second Edition. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Reviewed by Patricia Kaufman, Argosy University, Seattle, Washington

Cowhey, Mary (2006). black ants and buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Reviewed by B. Lara Lee, University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Crow, Sherry R. (2005). Information Literacy: A Guide for the Library Media Specialist. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Jennifer Banas

Kramer, Pamela A. & Kappa Delta Pi. (2005). The ABCs of Classroom Management: An A-Z Sampler for Designing Your Learning Community. Indianapolis: Kappa Delta Pi. Reviewed by David E. Lee, University of Southern Mississippi

McDougal, James; Chafouleas, Sandra & Waterman, Betsy (2006). Functional Behavioral Assessment and Intervention in Schools. Champaign, IL: Research Press. Reviewed by Cynthia Crosser, University of Maine

Meador, Karen (2005). Tiered Activities for Learning Centers: Differentiation in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Ellen Shamas-Wright, Mark Hopkins Elementary School, Littleton, Colorado

Richison, Jeanine D.; Hernandez, Anita C. & Carter, Marcia J. (2006). Theme-Sets for Secondary Students: How to Scaffold Core Literature. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Reviewed by Hilary Lang Greenebaum, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Schaefer, Lola M. (2006). Writing Lesssons for the Overhead, Grades 2-3:20 Transparencies That Show Models of Strong Writing with Companion Mini-Lessons. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Jennifer A. Borek, University of Memphis

Sher, Barbara (2006). Attention Games: 101 Fun, Easy Games That Help Kids Learn to Focus. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by David Young, University of Western Ontario

Sigmon, Cheryl M. & Ford, Sylvia M. (2006) Just-Right Writing Mini-Lessons: Grades 4-6. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Jean S. Hamm, East Tennessee State University

Singer, Jessica (2006) Stirring Up Justice: Writing and Reading to Change the World. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Reviewed by Blake R. Bickham, University of Houston

Turbill, Jan & Bean, Wendy (2006). Writing Instruction K-6: Understanding Process, Purpose, Audience. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen Publishers. Reviewed by Leah Lidbury, University of Wisconsin

OshkoshVan Zoest, Laura R., Editor (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry Into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 9-12. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing. Reviewed by John S. Macnab, Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton Alberta.

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Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
Gene V Glass, Editor
Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese

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Friday, October 06, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

Google News Alert for: rural education

English-Language Education Banned in High-Tech Bangalore
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA

... have been stripped of their status and a further 1,500 face closure, according to an education department official. The move by the pro-rural state government ...

Future of Farming forum is Oct. 13
Monroe Times - Monroe,WI,USA

... Forum is part of the Future and Farming and Rural Life Project of ... farms and forests, industries, conservation and agricultural agencies and higher education. ...

High cost of education hurts rural areas
ChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada

... The fact of the matter is that just as many high school students in rural Nova Scotia aspire to a higher education as students who live close to a university. ...

Cuts made to pay teachers, union says
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada

... That allowed urban boards to beef up ESL programs and rural boards to use ... Education Minister Kathleen Wynne has given the Dufferin-Peel board until Friday to ... [See all stories on this topic]

US govt brings smiles to Ka-Bhudla
The Swazi Observer - Mbabane,Swaziland

... Primary, Ka-Bhudla Primary, Mgampondo Primary, Ntjanini High, Phumelela Primary, Musi Community Primary, Ngololweni High, Big Bend Rural Education Centre and ...

Senator rejects UP tuition hike
INQ7.net - Philippines

... flung rural areas, Pangilinan said no obstacles, such as fee increases, should be placed in the way of those from the lower strata in search of a UP education. [See all stories on this topic]

Potential presidential candidate Mark Warner visits Alabama
WAVY-TV - Portsmouth,VA,USA

... it should include making sure education improvements don't stop in the suburbs and structuring state industrial incentives to lure businesses to rural areas. [See all stories on this topic]

Alaskana: Opening doors to rural education
Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA

... scoring school districts in the Bush, we set up the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative. ... a couple of years before the end of NSF/Department of Education funding. ...

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

 

Election to the SIG Executive Committee

A message from Schuyler W Huck (huck@utkux.utcc.utk.edu).

TO: Officers and members of All SIGs
FROM: Sky Huck, Chair of the SIG Executive Committee
SUBJECT: Election to the SIG Executive Committee
DATE: October 4, 2006

As you probably know, the SIG Executive Committee is made up of 6individuals who serve staggered 3-year terms. At the end of next spring'sAnnual Meeting in Chicago, 2 of these positions will need to befilled: the position of Chair and 1 of the other 5 positions.

According to the SIG Handbook, any AERA member who is a member of 1 or more SIGs is eligible to fill the non-Chair slot on the SIG Executive Committee. The Chair position, on the other hand, must be filled by one of the Committee's current or past members (but not by the person who isending his/her term as Chair).

In early 2007, an election will be held to determine who will fill the 2 open positions. Related to that coming election, this message constitutes a formal "Call for Nominations" for the 1 non-Chair position that must be filled in April.

You are welcome to become a nominee yourself or to encourage someone else to become a nominee. Any nominee must prepare a brief biographical statement (using no more than 100 words). Anyone who sends me such a "bio"will be considered an official nominee. All bios must be submitted to me electronically using my e-mail address (shuck@utk.edu). DO NOT SEND YOUR BIO BY SIMPLY RESPONDING TO THIS MESSAGE!

There is an 15-day interval during which candidates can submit their 100-word biographical statements. That period begins tomorrow, October 5, and it ends at midnight 2 weeks from tomorrow, on Thursday, October 19.

On Friday, October 20, I will send ALL biographical statements to the SIG Executive Committee's nominating subcommittee. That subcommittee will review the bios and then identify 3-4 individuals whose names will go on the ballot (and whose bios will be posted on AERA's website).

As in previous years, the criteria used by the nominating subcommittee in identifying the 3-4 finalists include, but are not limited to, (a) at least 5 years experience as a full AERA member, (b) membership and leadership in 1 or more SIGs, and (c) demonstrated scholarship. Nominees should keep these criteria in mind when preparing their biographical statements.

All 11,000+ SIG members will be eligible to vote during the election, and the top vote-getter will join the SIG Executive Committee.

In closing, I'd like to say that the SIG Executive Committee is highly important to the SIG component of AERA. It was established to be an advocate for SIGs, and its members oversee, evaluate, and recommend policies and procedures for SIGs to AERA's top legislative and policy-making group, the Association Council.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1:
AERA has a longstanding policy that prohibits any widespread campaigning for elected positions in the Association. In particular, no "mass mailing"or electronic listservs may be used to solicit votes. Basically, the publicized biographical statements by themselves are considered to be the appropriate "campaign messages."

IMPORTANT NOTE #2:
Anyone wishing to become a candidate for the open positions on the SIG Executive Committee should send his/her 100-word biographical statement directly to me using my personal e-mail address (shuck@utk.edu). Do NOT send your "bio" to the full set of SIG members receiving this message.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

 

Statistics for September

First of all, let me say that I appreciate those people who contine to come to this blog, even when I haven't been updating it that much in this past month. I have been busy working on my dissertation, a post-doctoral fellowship application, and five presentation at AECT and three at the Virtual School Symposium.

I will be honest and say that October probably won't be much better. In the next two or three weeks, once I can find some time to prepare a proper notice, I will be sending a message out over the SIG listserve (and posting it here) asking for additional contributors to our blog/website. I will still be the primary webmaster, but if we had more people that could contribute entries, it would take some of the pressure of me - particularly during times like this. Plus it would also give our membership a broader range of entries. Blogger has some nice features that allow for multiple authors to any of their blogs. So look for that in your inboxes and on here soon.

Anyway, as of this moment there are 5499 hits to this blog based upon the straight counter. It read 4881 at the end of July. These hits came from 535 unique visitors (again, an increase from last month): 500 first timers and 35 repeat offenders for an average of 18 visitors a day.

These visitors came from the United States, Canada, Australia, Fiji, Nigeria, Spain, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, the United Kingdom, Greece, France, Bolivia, Taiwan, Venezuela, Cote D'ivoire, Ghana, Cyprus, Argentina, and Norway.

Until next month...

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Monday, October 02, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review and Essay Review

A message Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu.

The Education Review is an open access journal that has published reviews of books in education continuously since 1998. Its address on the world wide web is http://edrev.asu.edu.

Education Review has inaugurated a new section of peer-reviewed essay reviews, and welcomes submissions to this new department. Essay reviews are special peer-reviewed articles that examine in depth one or more recent books of particular significance on a single topic. Essay reviews are generally between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length, although longer reviews are welcome. For instructions on submitting a manuscript for possible publication, see the website.

Education Review has just published the following essay review:

Deconstructing Mentoring in Academe: An Essay Review - Carol A. Mullen, University of South Florida

Johnson, W. Brad. (2007). On being a mentor: A guide for higher education faculty. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp. ix—xi + 260 $29.95 ISBN 0-8058-4897-5

Citation: Mullen, Carol A. (2006, September 26). Deconstructing mentoring in academe: An essay review. Education Review, 9(5). Retrieved [date] from http://edrev.asu.edu/essays/v9n5/.
Education Review is an open access electronicjournal publishing reviews of books in education.The Education Review has published more than 1,600reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews arefreely accessible on the internet at http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanishand Portuguese as well as in English. The followingbook has just been reviewed:
Lofty, John S. (2006). Quiet wisdom: Teachers in the United States and England talk about standards, practice and professionalism. New York: Lang Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by Kerry Muldowney, National Louis University.

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

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

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
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