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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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Turnbull, Ann; Catlett, Camille; Winton, Pam – Young Exceptional Children, 2008
Transitions--from hospital to home, early intervention to preschool, child care to school--are times of major change for children and families. The resources presented in this article can be used to build the capacity of family members, professionals, and administrators to understand and support transition practices that are thoughtful,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Transitional Programs, Special Needs Students
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Ruiz, Eddy A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
The citations presented in this article for research and resource materials on community college services and learning activities were selected to provide information regarding Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S) and Welfare-to-Work program development, implementation, and assessment. This bibliography has broad implications for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Program Development, Resource Materials
Church, Jim – Library Journal, 2008
The world of government information mirrors the headlines. The resources in this list of Notable Government Documents from the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table reflect the diversity of the profession, with topics ranging from "underappreciated fish" in Alaska to the Colonial papers of Sir William Johnson;…
Descriptors: Government Publications, Annotated Bibliographies, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
Jones, Wehmah – National High School Center, 2009
This paper provides a table that contains a summary of resources available that support the National High School Center's "Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework". This framework is based on eight common elements of systemic school reform and provides a structure for understanding, aligning, and prioritizing…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Annotated Bibliographies
Artino, Anthony R., Jr. – Online Submission, 2007
The present report presents an annotated bibliography of peer-reviewed articles that employed theories of self-regulation to understand how adults learn in various contexts. Seven scholarly articles, published between 2000 and 2006, were reviewed and summarized. Articles reviewed include (1) Self-regulation in a Web-based Course: A Case Study (J.…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Educational Research, Annotated Bibliographies, Self Control
Whitney, Jennifer D. – Online Submission, 2007
Book challenges have become more and more frequent in recent years. In particular, those books that address issues most relevant to preteens and teenagers seem to be the object of many challenges. Many of the hundreds of challenged works represent literary classics and high-quality writing for young audiences. Teachers, administrators and other…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Adolescents, Literacy, Censorship
Howland, Joyce, Comp. – Library of Congress, 2007
Selected sources in this bibliography provide guidance to students, parents, and teachers throughout the process of planning, developing, implementing and competing in science fair activities. Sources range in suitability from elementary to high school levels. This guide updates "Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullet" 01-4. More specialized…
Descriptors: Science Projects, Space Sciences, Science Fairs, Guidance
Baumann, Paul; Cabrera, Alberto; Swail, Watson Scott – Online Submission, 2007
This bibliography lists and provides annotations for 59 recent research studies on a variety of Latino educational issues. Descriptions of the focus of each item, as well as implications for policy and practice are provided. Items range in publication date from 1993 to 2007. [This document was compiled by the Educational Policy Institute in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Policy, Hispanic Americans
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