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Saturday, November 25, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

The Google News Alert for rural education.

Women's empowerment a must for faster development, says Kalam
Hindu - Chennai,India

... is through employment generation coupled with skill oriented education and training ... Kalam said the PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) projects in ... [See all stories on this topic]

Navodaya schools
The Statesman - Kolkata,India

... urban areas. Proper education would enable rural students to compete with their urban counterparts on an equal footing. The National ...

Schreder leader hopes planetarium creates awe for universe
Record-Searchlight (subscription) - Redding,CA,USA

... I would say it has given us a leading edge in presenting science media material and an experience that's novel and new for rural (education) kids. ... [See all stories on this topic]

China to overhaul school safety after 6 children trampled to death
Xinhua - China

... and check school buildings, canteens, dormitories and bathrooms, Education Minister Zhou Ji ... Sanitary conditions at most schools in rural China were bad, and ...

Answer to Kurdish Question
Korea Times - South Korea

... PKK also burned hundreds of rural school buildings trying to destroy the rural education system in the region. PKK burned medical ...

Rural education benefits countryside
Austin Herald - Austin,MN,USA

By Lee Bonorden. Rural living's heartbeat is agriculture and education can help producers stay on top of changing conditions. Don ...

South Africa: Education Ministers Say Exams Were Successful
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... The meeting of provincial education ministers also noted the recent rise in the number ... "We have agreed to give preference to young people from rural areas who ... [See all stories on this topic]

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Friday, November 24, 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 1,680 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 Spanishand Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Mishel, Lawrence and Roy, Joydeep. (2006). Rethinking High School Graduation Rates and Trends. Washington DC: Economic Policy Institute.

Reviewed by James Hall, Arizona State University.

Mullen, Carol A. (2006). A graduate student guide: Making the most of mentoring. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield Education.

Reviewed by W. Brad Johnson.

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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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

 

JRRE Publication

A message from Amy Cates (Amy_Cates@umit.maine.edu) to the RURALSIG listserve.

The Journal of Research in Rural Education has just published Volume 21 Number 12, "Enclosure Then and Now: Rural Schools and Communities in the Wake of Market-Driven Agriculture," by Paul Theobald and Ronald S. Rochon (Buffalo State College). Itcan be accessed directly from http://www.umaine.edu/jrre/21-12.htm

Abstract: We offer an historically-based analysis of a new phenomenon affecting rural schools and communities: animal confinement operations. A contrast is made between “enclosure” as it unfolded in England a few centuries ago and the way animalconcentration units constitute a second, “modern” form of enclosure today. In both instances, as this essay demonstrates, rural populations have suffered markedly.

Citation: Theobald, P., & Rochon, R. S. (2006, November 23). Enclosure then and now: Rural schools and communities in the wake of market-driven agriculture. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 21(12). Retrieved [date] fromhttp://www.umaine.edu/jrre/21-12.htm

Theodore Coladarci, Editor
coladarci@umit.maine.edu

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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 mas de1,650 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:

Drori, Gili S., Meyer, John W., Ramírez, Francisco O. & Schofer, Evan. (2006). La ciencia en la política mundial moderna. Institucionalización y Globalización (J. M. Pomares, Trad.). Barcelona, España: Ediciones Pomares.

Reseñado por Antonio Bolívar Universidad de Granada

Frigerio, Graciela & Diker, Gabriela (Comp.). (2003). Educación yalteridad: las figuras del extranjero. Textos multidisciplinarios. Buenos Aires,Argentina: Ediciones Novedades Educativas.

Reseñado por Luis M. Huerta-Charles New Mexico State University


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 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:

Drori, Gili S., Meyer, John W., Ramírez, Francisco O. & Schofer, Evan. (2006). La ciencia en la política mundial moderna. Institucionalización y Globalización (J. M. Pomares, Trad.). Barcelona, España: Ediciones Pomares.

Reseñado por Antonio Bolívar Universidad de Granada

Frigerio, Graciela & Diker, Gabriela (Comp.). (2003). Educación yalteridad: las figuras del extranjero. Textos multidisciplinarios. Buenos Aires,Argentina: Ediciones Novedades Educativas.

Reseñado por Luis M. Huerta-Charles New Mexico State University


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, November 18, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

From the Google News Alert for rural education.

Educators seek to keep hand on tiller
Brockville Recorder and Times - Ontario, Canada

... a vote. "I can only tell you that I support the concept of a rural education, and so does the board," he said. Dargie, appointed ...

Punjabi varsity keeps an edge over others in rural education
PunjabNewsline.com - Mohali-Chandigarh,Punjab,India

This has been done to bridge the existing rural-urban and poor-rich ... Guru Nanak College, Budhladha and Rayat College of Education, Sahouran were adjudged first ...

High-impact Ninth Plan projects set for rollout
Business Times - Malaysia - Malaysia

... The second Penang bridge, the plans to economically develop the northern, southern and eastern areas of the Peninsula, the rural education projects and ... [See all stories on this topic]

Rwanda: 2007 Budget Improves Education Infrastructure
Blogger News Network - USA

... were the Kigali Water Project that was allocated 3.3 billion Frw, rural water supply ... Finally, the education sector took the lion’s share of the budget with ...

Rural communities experiencing change on 'unprecedented scale'24dash.com
- Hereford,Herefordshire,UK

... He continued: “A significant challenge is that rural policy ignores learning and education policy ignores rurality. However adult ...

HBS Students Make a Difference in the World with the India ...
Harbus Online - Cambridge,MA,USA

... center), the team developed partnerships with local experts in the school construction industry (Round Table India) and in rural education (Rishi Valley ...

OPI, educators want to see major changes to No Child Left Behind
Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls,MT,USA

... of Public Instruction has successfully negotiated with the US Department of Education to allow some changes that make the law more pertinent to a rural state. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Rural education council focuses on raising school leaving age
ABC Regional Online - Australia

... in regional areas. Mr Waldron says raising the school leaving age to 17 will have a big impact on rural education. "We're going ...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

 

Symposium of Qualitative Research on China' s Rural Education

A message from Dan Wang (chipmunk_cn@yahoo.com) to AERA-GSL@asu.edu.

Dear all,

I am organizing a symposium of ethnographies on China's rural education. If you or someone you know are currently working on projects related to China's rural education using qualitative/ethnographic methods and are interested in presenting her/his research early next year in China, please write me an email at dwang03@syr.edu.

Please also feel free to forward this email to mailing lists that would help broadcast the information. Thanks!

Best,
Dan Wang
Cultural Foundations of Education
Syracuse University

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

 

AERA 2007 Election

A message from AERA Elections (aera-response@eloop.goldlasso.com).

November 13, 2006

Dear AERA Voting Members:

I am writing to invite you to express your preference as to whether you would like to vote electronically or by mailed ballot for the 2007 election.

As part of AERA’s continued effort to utilize technology to enhance efficiency and expand participation, the AERA Council approved the use of electronic balloting for the AERA elections in January 2005. This change was incorporated in the revised AERA Bylaws which were approved by AERA membership in a special membership referendum in March 2006. As a result, electronic ballots will be offered as an option to all voting members in the 2007 election.

As in the past, the election will be conducted by an independent election agent on behalf of the Association. Depending on preferences indicated by voting members, the agent will either send a paper ballot by mail or an e-mail with a secure, personalized link to the electronic ballot. Biographical statements of candidates will be published in the December issue of Educational Researcher, posted on the AERA website, and linked to the electronic ballot.

Please inform AERA of your preference for a paper or an electronic ballot by sending an email to election@aera.net :

Option One: Electronic Ballot
If you prefer to receive an electronic ballot, please send an email to election@aera.net with “E-BALLOT” in the text of the email. Please also include your name and affiliation. You will receive an e-mail notice inviting you to cast your electronic ballot in January 2007.

Option Two: Paper Ballot
If you would prefer to have a paper ballot sent to you through the US Postal Service in January 2007, please send an email to election@aera.net with “PAPER BALLOT” in the text of the email. Please also include your name and affiliation.

Please respond immediately and no later than November 20, 2006.

If you have any questions regarding the election and the use of electronic ballot, please contact Phoebe Stevenson, Deputy Executive Director, at governance@aera.net.

Sincerely,
Felice J. Levine
Executive Director
American Educational Research Association

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Monday, November 13, 2006

 

Blogging About Rural Education

A couple from NPR Topics: Education.

Rural California Bank Supports Local College Students

A hometown bank in a rural California county awards a cash scholarship to high school graduates who attend the region's junior college. In the nearly 60 years since it started the program, Exchange Bank has awarded more than 100,000 scholarships so far.

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.

One from Online Learning Update.

Rural Internet still rare - Jenni Glenn, Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette
By Ray

High-speed Internet signals travel over telephone lines or fiber-optic cable every day, linking Fort Wayne to the world. City residents can choose from among a range of broadband Internet services to keep them connected. But rural residents of northeast I...

And one from Mr. Rural ED .

Research on Teacher Recruitment, Hiring & Support
By michaellarnold

The Connecticut Center for School Change has released a report I did with Robert Reichardt on teacher recruitment, hiring and support. Although the report isn't specific to rural schools, it provides insight into strategies superintendents and principals can use to...

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

 

Rural Schooling in the News

From the Google News Alert for rural education.

Literacy level lowest in rural areas - report
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa

... The report also found literacy levels were lowest in poor and rural communities. ... Literacy Unit at the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South ...

Rural Science Education Faces Challenges
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

THE development of rural science and technical education in Zimbabwe continues to encounter numerous challenges despite the existence of sound policies aimed ...

All The Facts George Allen Doesn’t Want Virginians To Know About ...
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA

... children across the Commonwealth go back to school this week, Virginians should know that George Allen voted against $132 million for Rural Education Grants. ...

Intel Chairman: Digital Transformation to Expand Possibilities for ...
ZDNetIndia - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India

... To improve rural education, Intel announced that it will help the government equip as many as 100 mobile computer labs in vans throughout the country. ...

Rural Education suffering
Fijivillage - Suva,Fiji

... Unions General Secretary, Agni Deo Singh said rural education is not receiving much attention and the 2007 National Budget should have allocations to improve ...

Giving hope to many in rural India
Royal Gazette - Bermuda

... no electricity.”. KIRF put in nine wells, many of them near education centres which Mrs. Kirwin had helped to start up. “The ...

Pilot Grove Special Education Department awarded OTELCO technology ...
Boonville Daily News - MO, USA

... The Foundation for Rural Education and Development in cooperation with the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative created the Technology Grants For Rural Schools. ...

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Friday, November 10, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Reviews

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 1,680 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 Spanishand Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Pajares, Frank and Urdan, Tim. (Eds.), (2004). Educating
Adolescents: Challenges and Strategies
. Charlotte, NC: Information Age
Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by Jennifer Wen-Shya Lee, University of Calgary.

Donaldson, Gordon A. (2006). Cultivating Leadership in Schools: Connecting People, Purpose, and Practice (2nd edition). NY, NY: Teachers College Press.

Reviewed by Anthony H. Normore, Florida International Univ.

Doll, William; Fleener, M. Jayne; Trueit, Donna; and St. Julien, John. (Eds.). (2005). Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture. New York: Peter Lang.

Reviewed by Aliya Rahman, Purdue 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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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

 

Scribner Award Announcement

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net

2007 SYLVIA SCRIBNER AWARD
Call for Nominations
P. Karen Murphy, Chair

Deadline: January 5, 2007

Nominations are open for the 2007 Sylvia Scribner Award of Division C of the American Educational Research Association.The award recognizes a program of work by a Division C member that has significantly influenced thinking and research in the fieldof learning and instruction. In particular, the annual award is designed to honor current research (i.e., within the last ten years) thatrepresents a significant advancement in our understanding of learning and instruction. The recognized work may include but is notlimited to research articles, paper series, monographs, book chapters, and/or books. This includes collaborative teams as well as individuals.

The award is named in honor of the late Sylvia Scribner. Professor Scribner's work reflects a wide range of concerns within the field of cognition, particularly learning and instruction. Her research focused on the relationship between cognition and culture. Her work involved innovative mixing of methods, including experimental simulations of everyday cognitive tasks and ethnographic fieldwork. Professor Scribner's research also cut across disciplinary boundaries, addressed multiple sites for learning and development, and included older and younger learners.

The nominator should send the following:

(1) The complete bibliographic citation of a single publication designated by the nominator as illustrative of the nominee's larger researchprogram and contribution. The publication date of the designated work should be within the last decade (i.e. with a publication date of 1996 or later).The nominator also should submit a copy of the representative publication. If the publication is a book or monograph, the nominator shouldindicate which portion of it (approximately 25 pages) should be reproduced for dissemination to the award committee. An electronic versionof the representative publication is preferred.

(2) Complete bibliographic citations of no more that 5 additional relevant publications of the nominee(There are no publication date restrictions for these citations).

(3) A Supporting statement of no more than 500 words.

(4) Vita of the nominee.

The submission deadline is January 5, 2007. Electronic nominations are preferred. Please send 4 separate documents(corresponding to 1-4 above) as MS Word or PDF attachments to P. Karen Murphy:

Email: pkm15@psu.edu
Subject Header: Scribner Award Nomination.

Paper submissions can be sent to P. Karen Murphy, The Pennsylvania State University, Educational Psychology,229 CEDAR Building, University Park, PA 16802-3109.

For additional information and queries, contact P. Karen Murphy by e-mail at pkm15@psu.edu using the Subject Header: Scribner Award Inquiry.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message 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 mas de 1,650 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 acabade ser reseñado:
Sola Martínez, Tomás, López Urquízar, Natividad y Cáceres Reche, Pilar. (2006). Perspectivas didácticas y organizativas de la educación especial. Granada: Grupo Editorial Universitario.

Reseñado por Inmaculada Aznar Díaz, Universidad de Granada, España

Castells, Manuel. (2004). A Galáxia Internet: Reflexões sobre Internet, Negócios e Sociedade. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Resenhado por Ana Paula Andrade Alves Universidade do Minho - Braga, Portugal
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:

Sola Martínez, Tomás, López Urquízar, Natividad y Cáceres Reche, Pilar. (2006). Perspectivas didácticas y organizativas de la educación especial. Granada: Grupo Editorial Universitario.

Reseñado por Inmaculada Aznar Díaz, Universidad de Granada, España

Castells, Manuel. (2004). A Galáxia Internet: Reflexões sobre Internet, Negócios e Sociedade. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Resenhado por Ana Paula Andrade Alves Universidade do Minho - Braga, Portugal

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, November 05, 2006

 

Rural Schooling in the News

From the Google News Alert for rural education.

Policy, dialogue key to Alberta
Drayton Valley Western Review - Alberta, Canada

... He proposed an endowment fund and a system of widespread education, so those wishing to live and work in rural Alberta wouldn’t have to displace to one of ...

Project Hope receives 15 mln USD donation for rural children
Xinhua - China30

(Xinhua) -- Project Hope, China's largest program to assist poor rural children in their education, received a donation of 120 million yuan (15 million US ...

Oaxaca's Dangerous Teachers
Dollars & Sense - Cambridge,MA,USA

... reform system has allowed the reconcentration of land ownership and rural wealth. ... According to a representative of EDUCA, a Oaxacan education and development ...

Facilities Bargaining Association Education Fund frequently asked ...
BCGEU - Canada

... You will need to submit an FBA Education Fund Application Form. Will the FBA Education Fund pay additional costs for people from rural and remote areas? ...

MREA honors Ness
Fergus Falls Daily Journal - Fergus Falls,MN,USA

For his contributions to rural education, District 544 Superintendent Jerry Ness is being honored with the Minnesota Rural Education Association’s ...

Education for All: a distant dream for socially disadvantaged ...
OneWorld.net - London,England,UK

... likely to be out of school and to drop out live in rural areas and come from the poorest households. On average, a child whose mother has no education is twice ...

counties get state aid to track alcohol sales to minors
Chicago Tribune - United States

... McHenry Counties, and there are plans to expand into two rural northern Illinois counties in the next months, said Ted Penesis, industry education manager for ...

Public trustee candidates speak
Thunder Bay's Source - Thunder Bay,Ontario,Canada

... need to keep schools open, whether they be urban, or rural, elementary or high school, community schools are vital to... and integral to a child's education.''. ... [See all stories on this topic]

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

 

Notices for Blog Postings

Okay, since we haven't had any response from the call for contributors (see Looking for New Contributors), I just wanted to announce what would be posted and how often.

A monthly cycle for the blog will look like:

That's about it... If there are people who would like to contribute to keep this space a more active place, please contact me at mkb-at-uga-dot-edu.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Brief Reviews for November 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 November 2006.These reviews can be accessed directly athttp://edrev.asu.edu/brief/index.html

The books reviewed and their reviewers are as follows:

Recent Reviews - November 2006

Beck, Isabel L. & McKeown, Margaret G. (2006) Improving Comprehension with Questioning the Author: A Fresh and Expanded View of a Powerful Approach. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Danielle Mathson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Block, Cathy Collins & Mangieri, John N. (2006) The Vocabulary Enriched Classroom: Practices for Improving the Reading Performance of All Students in Grades 3 and up. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Whitney B. Donnelly, California State University, Stanislaus.

Browder, Diane M. & Spooner, Fred, Editors (2006) Teaching Language Arts, Math, & Science to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing. Reviewed by June E. Gothberg, Western Michigan University.

Claggett, Mary Frances (2005). Teaching Writing: Craft, Art, Genre.Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. Reviewed by Marla Houck, University of Oklahoma.

Coots, Jennifer J. & Stout Kristin (2007) Critical Reflections about Students with Special Needs: Stories From the Classroom. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. Reviewed by Woo Jung, California State University in Fullerton.

Davidson, Kay (2004). Writing: The Simple 6 — A Writing Rubric for Kids: Getting into the Passing Zone. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Jennifer April Sabin, Frostproof Middle-Senior High School, Frostproof, FL.

Diffily, Deborah & Sassman, Charlotte (2006). Positive Teacher Talk for Better Classroom Management, Grades K-2. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by by Naomi A. Schoenfeld, Arizona State University.

Gonzalez, Virginia; Yawkey, Thomas & Minaya-Rowe, Liliana (2006) English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) Teaching and Learning:Pre-K-12 Classroom Applications for Students’ Academic Achievement and Development. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. Reviewed by Sandria P. Officer, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, of the University of Toronto.

Hargis, Charles H. (2006). Teaching Low Achieving and Disadvantaged Students. Third Edition. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Reviewed by Laurel Haycock, University of Minnesota

Herrera, Socorro Guadalupe & Murry, Kevin G. (2005). Mastering ESL and Bilingual Methods: Differentiated Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. Reviewed by Sandria Officer, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

King, Edith W. (2006). Meeting the Challenges of Teaching in an Era of Terrorism. Mason, Ohio: Thompson Custom Publishers. (Available only from the author's web page at www.du.edu/~eking). Reviewed by Mary Stokrocki, Arizona State University.

Magner, Laura (2004). Creativity Calendar: Weekly Practice Activities to Encourage Creativity: Using 4 Principles of Creative Thinking : Fluency, Flexibility, Originality and Elaboration. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Ana Falcao, Cultura Inglesa, Aracaju, NE Brazil.

Masingila, Joanna O., Editor (2006). Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 6 – 8. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Reviewed by Harriet R. MacLean, Oakland Unified School District, California.

McNally, John (2006). America’s Report Card: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster—Free Press. Reviewed by Bart Dredge, Austin College, Sherman, TX

Muschla, Judith A. & Muschla, Gary Robert (2006). Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications. Second edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by Louis Lim, Richmond Hill High School, Ontario, Canada.

Noguera, Pedro A. & Wing, Jean Yonemura, Editors (2006).Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by James J. Harrington, Nativity Prep, Boston.

Overmeyer, Mark (2005). When Writing Workshop Isn't Working: Answers to Ten Tough Questions Grades 2-5. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Reviewed by Alison Engemann, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada, and Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Richardson, Will (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Reviewed by Kathy Irwin, University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Sprick, Randall S. (2006). Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management. San Francisco, CA:Jossey-Bass.Reviewed by Tim S. Roberts, Central Queensland University, Australia.

Stead, Tony (2006). Reality Checks: Teaching Reading Comprehension with Nonfiction K-5. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Reviewed by Jennifer Jones, Eugene, Oregon.

Tolman, Marvin N. (2006). Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Second Edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by Natalie Zayas, California State University, Monterey Bay.

Worthy, Jo (2005). Readers Theater for Building Fluency: Strategies and Scripts for Making the Most of This Highly Effective, Motivating, and Research-Based Approach to Oral Reading. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Pat Palulis, University of Ottawa.
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