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[Editors] – Phi Delta Kappan, 2001
Teachers and education professors suggest various nonfiction and fiction books for summer reading enjoyment, from Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone," C.A. Bowers's "Let Them Eat Data," and Larry McMurtry's "Roads: Driving America's Great Highways" to Kent Hauf's "Plainsong, J.M. Coetzee's "Disgrace," and Michael Cunningham's "The Hours." (MLH)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Community, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction
Robertson, Heather-Jane – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
A Canadian Institute of Child Health's report suggests that children are becoming increasing unsympathetic to others, are becoming more aggressive as they age, and are being bullied more often. More 8- to 11-year-olds seem hyperactive and/or anxious and exhibit problematic behavior. Health care is underfunded. (MLH)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Richard Rothstein's booklet "What Do We Know About Declining (Or Rising) Student Achievement?" claims that anecdotes about past educational practices are unreliable and difficult to relate to today's schools. Curricula and tests change; so do student populations. There are no solid historical measures, including three well-known…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational History