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Renfrow, Terry G.; Teuton, Luella M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2008
While bullying is not a new topic, much focus has been placed on this troublesome, social phenomenon during the past few years. Bullying exists between children, neighbors, spouses, employers, co-workers, and various other relationships, and takes different forms including verbal, physical, and psychological abuse. Researchers and students at…
Descriptors: Bullying, Annotated Bibliographies, Peer Groups, Educational Environment
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Beach, Richard; Bigelow, Martha; Dillon, Deborah; Dockter, Jessie; Galda, Lee; Helman, Lori; Kalnin, Julie; Ngo, Bic; O'Brien, David; Sato, Mistilina; Scharber, Cassandra; Jorgensen, Karen; Liang, Lauren; Braaksma, Martine; Janssen, Tanja – Research in the Teaching of English, 2008
This article presents an annotated bibliography of research in the teaching of English. This annotated bibliography addresses the following topics: (1) discourse/cultural analysis; (2) literacy; (3) literary response/literature/narrative; (4) professional development/teacher education; (5) reading; (6) second language literacy; (7)…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Information Literacy, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis
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Ruiz, Eddy A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
The research citations and resource materials presented here examine Student Support Services, one of eight federally funded TRIO programs designed to increase retention and degree attainment. Student Support Services attempts to bridge the transition from high school to college for over 280,000 first-generation, low-income, and disabled students…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Resource Materials, Educational Attainment, School Holding Power
Maxwell, Lynne – Library Journal, 2008
While gay parenthood has existed from time immemorial, it has only emerged as a viable means of family building within the past 20 years. Celebrities like Melissa Etheridge, who had children with ex-partner Julie Cypher and sperm donor David Crosby, and Rosie O'Donnell, who adopted, have ushered gay parenting into the popular consciousness and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Homosexuality, Adoption
Spires, Todd – Library Journal, 2008
Soccer, or football as it is called in the rest of the world, is the most popular and fastest-growing global sport, with an estimated 240 million people regularly playing what Brazilian star Pele called "the beautiful game." Millions, worldwide, watch it on television. In 2006, the average viewership for each match of the month-long World Cup was…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Team Sports, Library Services, Bibliographies
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Reading Teacher, 2008
Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read and vote on the newly published children's and young adults' trade books that they like best. The Children's Choices for 2008 list is the 34th in a series that first appeared as "Classroom Choices" in the November 1975 issue of "The Reading Teacher" (RT), a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Education
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Johnson, David E.; Schroder, Simone I.; Erickson, Jonathan P.; Grimes, Katherine N. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
This annotated bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in "Teaching of Psychology" (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). In this paper, the authors maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. They also…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Psychology, Instruction, Classroom Techniques
Feldman, Louise – Library Journal, 2008
Just over 50 years ago, Arthur Frommer demonstrated the affordability and accessibility of European travel for everyone with the publication of his groundbreaking "Europe on $5 a Day." Today, the market is saturated with a plethora of travel resources (print, web, and video) that cater to those who do not want to break the bank in order to satisfy…
Descriptors: Travel, Foreign Countries, Library Services, Budgets
Eastwood, Elizabeth J. – Library Journal, 2008
Books on the topic of pregnancy abound; in fact, publishers are more attentive to the subject than ever. According to R.R. Bowker's "Books in Print," 226 nonfiction pregnancy titles were published in 2006, a 30 percent increase over the decade before. Add to this glut all the magazines, DVDs, web sites, and TV programs available on the topic, and…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials
Burns, Ann – Library Journal, 2008
Heard any good books lately? Apparently, lots of people are listening. According to a survey conducted by the Audio Publishers Association, annual audiobook sales are now estimated at $923 million. Customers find books at libraries, retail stores, and through downloading, which is becoming the fastest-growing audiobook format. This article…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Electronic Libraries, Novels, Nonprint Media
Bibel, Barbara – Library Journal, 2008
Strategies to fix America's ailing health-care system seemed to fly off the presses every month in 2007. Doctors, journalists, and policymakers clamored to have their say, as did supporters and opponents of the controversial life-extension movement. These top trends, which registered in 2006 as well, and will only balloon in this election year,…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Obesity, Quality of Life, Health Insurance
York, Sherry – Library Media Connection, 2008
Inspired by the memory of a student shot and killed due to suspicion that he was an illegal immigrant, the author has compiled a bibliography of books written by immigrants or their descendents. These books, based on family experiences that include the immigrant experience, can add richness and diversity to U.S. children's literature.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Immigrants, Bibliographies
Kolencik, Patricia; Bernadowski, Carianne – Library Media Connection, 2008
Bullying. Death. Disabilities. Peer acceptance. Cultural differences. Adoption. Sibling rivalry... These are some of the unfortunate realities and personal challenges that children experience and must deal with on a daily basis. Library media specialists are frequently asked to suggest books teachers can use to give children insight into…
Descriptors: Bullying, Sibling Relationship, Coping, Cultural Differences
Webre, Elizabeth C. – Online Submission, 2008
"Children's Choices," a project of a joint committee supported by the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Children's Book Council, is published annually in "The Reading Teacher." Books recommended by children are grouped by levels: Beginning Reader (ages 5-7); Young Readers (ages 8-10); and Advanced Readers (ages…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Language Arts, Standards, Literary Devices
Piscatelli, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2008
From 1990 to 2006, the number of Hispanic students in U.S. public schools nearly doubled, accounting for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollment. Approximately 10 million Hispanic students are enrolled in the public K-12 system, comprising nearly one-fifth of public school students in the United States. This issue of "The Progress…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Hispanic American Students
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