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Hildebrand, Joan M. – Childhood Education, 1993
Provides publication data, short reviews, and age suitability recommendations for 17 fiction and 13 nonfiction children's books on various subjects that were published in 1992. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Children, Childrens Literature
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Stanford, Beverly Hardcastle – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews six films designed for adults released between 1988 and 1992, most of which focus on the challenges that children face, including (1) See What I'm Saying; (2) Something Magical; (3) We Have Something to Say: Children, Computers, and Special Education; (4) Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America; (5) Take Me to Your Leaders; and (6) The…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cerebral Palsy, Children, Deafness
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Bell, Michael – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews four recent journal articles on the social dynamics of classrooms. Topics include the effects of gender and ability on social behaviors, and effects of school "warmth" on student participation and achievement. (ET)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment
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Ballenger, Marcus – Childhood Education, 1992
Reviews three computer programs for the classroom: (1) Kid Pix, a graphics program; (2) GROUPwriter, for online conferencing for students in third grade and above; and (3) Just Grandma and Me, an interactive version of a Mercer Mayer story. (LB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews five books: "Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts and Math Magic" (Ohanian), about elementary math instruction; "Ready for What?" (Graue), on school readiness; "The Braid of Literature: Children's Worlds of Reading" (Wolf and Heath); "The Best Years of Their Lives" (Zvirin), a book of resources for teenagers; and "Teaching and Learning in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Walley, Carl – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews three special interest publications: (1) "Learning Readiness: Promising Strategies," a directory of model programs addressing social problems that impede learning; (2) "Standards for Quality School-Age Child Care," about quality standards for before- and after-school child care programs; and (3) "Hostile Hallways: The AAUW Survey on Sexual…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions
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Ballenger, Marcus – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews three software titles: (1) "Make Test for the Macintosh," a program for teachers to develop tests of any length and variety; (2) "The Great Ocean Rescue," an interactive, multimedia program that allows students to solve hypothetical problems affecting oceans; and (3) "Research Paper Writer," a computer simulation that guides students in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Interactive Video
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Gilstrap, Robert L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews "Thematic Units: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Science and Social Studies" (Fredericks, Meinbach, and Rothlein); "Using Poetry across the Curriculum: A Whole Language Approach" (Chatton); "Getting Down to Cases: Learning to Teach with Case Studies" (Wassermann); "Phonic Phacts" (Goodman); and "English As a Second Language: 25…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Phonics, Poetry
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Walley, Carl – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews two publications dealing with issues accompanying implementation of special education reform: (1) "National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent," which outlines problems associated with gifted education, presents steps for improving opportunities, and offers a vision for future programs; and (2) "Inclusion: Moving beyond Our…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Trends, Gifted, Inclusive Schools
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews: "How to Get Your Teaching Ideas Published: A Writer's Guide to Educational Publishing" (Stangl); "Early Childhood Curriculum: Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching" (Wortham); "Investigating Mathematics with Young Children" (Althouse); "When Children Write: Critical Revisions of the Writing Workshop" (Lensmire); and "Cooperative…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design
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Stanford, Beverly Hardcastle – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews: "Child in the Family: Developing Child Series"; "Parents, Kids and Books: The Joys of Reading Together"; "Toys"; "Traits of a Healthy Family"; and "Excellent Beginnings: Helping Schools Reach Families." (DR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews five books for teachers: "Connecting the Curriculum through Interdisciplinary Instruction" (Lounsbury); "Caring for Our Children. National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs"; "Families and Schools in a Pluralistic Society" (Chavkin); "Team Building through Physical Challenges" (Glover…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Child Rearing, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews six books covering topics of (1) creativity and play in the early childhood curriculum; (2) the involvement of families in middle school education; (3) nonverbal communication; (4) developmentally appropriate classrooms for kindergarten through third grade; (5) schools' role in teaching respect and responsibility; and (6) the practice of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Harms, Jeanne McLain; Lettow, Lucille J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Summarizes and reviews newer works of nine writers and illustrators for children. Describes the writing as fresh, innovative, and addressing interests and concerns of today's children. Praises the illustrations, which represent a wide variety of styles, techniques, and subject matter, as among the best to ever appear in children's books.…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Fiction, Humanities
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1997
Highlights selected recent ERIC documents that discuss aspects of program and school effectiveness in middle level education. Provides citations on eight books and five journal articles with abstracts and ordering information. (AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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