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Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews notable education books of 2001: "Not in Front of the Children" (Marjorie Heins); "The other Boston Busing Story" (Susan E. Eaton); "Another Planet" (Elinor Burkett); "Parents Under Siege" (James Garbarino and Claire Bedard); "Radical Equations" (Robert P. Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.); "School" (Sheila Curran Bernard and Sarah Mondale);…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Book Reviews, Books, Censorship
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2001
Reviews nine notable education books of 2000, including Jeannie Chall's "The Academic Achievement Challenge," Jonathan Kozol's "Ordinary Resurrections," Chester Finn's "Charter Schools in Action," Neil Howe and William Strauss's "Millennials Rising," Meredith Maran's "Class Dismissed," Paul T. Hill's "It Takes a City," and Diane Ravitch's "Left…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Charter Schools, Competition
Ahern, Ursula M.; Compton, Cynthia M. – American School Board Journal, 2001
According to William Spady's "Beyond Counterfeit Reforms," politically driven, mechanistic "reforms" box educators into smaller, limiting ways of thinking and running schools. Donald McAdams's book "Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools...and Winning!" shows the salubrious effects of high expectations and community…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission
ASBJ Editors. – American School Board Journal, 2000
Reviews notable education books: "The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager" (Thomas Hine); "The Big Test" (Nicholas Lemann); "The Educated Child" (William Bennett); "Lost Boys" (James Garbarino); "The Schools Our Children Deserve" (Alfie Kohn); "Ready or Not" (Kay Hymowitz); "High…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adolescents, Aptitude Tests, Child Rearing
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1997
Reviews: "The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them"; "Charter Schools: Creating Hope and Opportunity for American Education"; "Horace's Hope: What Works for the American High School"; "United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society"; "Digital Literacy"; "Reinventing Early Care and Education: A Vision for a Quality System";…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Cognitive Processes, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement
American School Board Journal, 1999
The editors of "The American School Board Journal" pick 13 titles noted briefly that represent what they consider the most important, most interesting, most controversial books about children and schools to hit the bookstores this past year. Lists ordering information to obtain a 20% discount from the School Leaders' Book Service. (MLF)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Editors, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1996
Reviews 11 books that consider the politics of school reform. (MLF)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Criticism, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Haynes, David – American School Board Journal, 1996
Reviews seven books that deal with the subject of race: how diversity colors policy and practice in public education in three categories: (1) case studies, testimonials, and memoirs; (2) what the schools are teaching and why; and (3) a prescription for change. (MLF)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education
Saks, Judith Brody – American School Board Journal, 1996
Lists 24 other notable books published in the past year, highlighting the year's 10 must-read books (MLF)
Descriptors: Awards, Book Reviews, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 1994
A 1988 school bus disaster in Kentucky killed 27 passengers. A new book, "Reckless Disregard: Corporate Greed, Government Indifference, and the Kentucky School Bus Crash," by James S. Kunen, recounts the accident and the long court struggle to prove why the children died. Cites federal standards for bus safety that have been upgraded several times…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Standards, Federal Regulation
Zakariya, Sally Banks – American School Board Journal, 1995
This article, part of the magazine's annual book review issue, provides brief sketches of seven recently published books that focus on racial issues. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Book Reviews, Culture Conflict, Educational Trends
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 1995
Reviews six new books that look at why some reforms succeed and other fail. (MLF)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 1995
Brief reviews of the 10 must-reads for school leaders, selected by editors from all the books reviewed in this issue. (MLF)
Descriptors: Awards, Book Reviews, Culture Conflict, Educational Change
Ordovensky, Pat – American School Board Journal, 1993
Reviews five books on school reform. At least two authors reinforce the philosophy that "every child can learn" with strong evidence in favor of heterogeneous classrooms. Another theme in the books is that education reform should encompass kindergarten through doctoral degrees. (MLF)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Criticism, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Taylor, Jay – American School Board Journal, 1993
Reviews six books on technology and science. Views expressed include that technology is a major teacher and that technology would become the efficient deliverer of the education product, to warnings of blindly accepting technology as progress. (MLF)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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