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New books Jan. 16, 2009

Title: Living with intensity : understanding the sensitivity, excitability, and emotional development of gifted children, adolescents, and adults / Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski, editors
Published: Scottsdale, AZ : Great Potential Press, c2009

Author: Haybron, Daniel M
Title: The pursuit of unhappiness : the elusive psychology of well-being / Daniel M. Haybron
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008

Author: Freeman, Melissa
Title: Researching children’s experiences / Melissa Freeman, Sandra Mathison
Published: New York : Guilford Press, c2009

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Author: Babbie, Earl R
Title: The basics of social research / Earl Babbie
Published: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, c2008
Edition: 4th ed

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Title: Handbook of data-based decision making in education / edited by Theodore J. Kowalski and Thomas J. Lasley II
Published: New York : Routledge, 2009

Author: Nelson, Cynthia D
Title: Sexual identities in English language education : classroom conversations / Cynthia D. Nelson
Published: New York : Routledge, 2009

Author: Stelljes, Andrew D., 1975-
Title: Service-learning and community engagement : cognitive developmental long-term social concern / Andrew Stelljes
Published: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2008

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Author: Stelljes, Andrew D., 1975-
Title: Service-learning and community engagement : cognitive developmental long-term social concern / Andrew Stelljes
Published: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2008

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Author: Gause, C. P
Title: Integration matters : navigating identity, culture, and resistance / C. P. Gause
Published: New York : Peter Lang, 2008

September 29 New Books

Author: Bloch, Thomas M
Title: Stand for the best : what I learned after leaving my job as CEO of H&R Block to become a teacher and founder of an inner-city charter school / Thomas M. Bloch
Published: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2008
Edition: 1st ed

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Author: Kitching, G. N
Title: The trouble with theory : the educational costs of postmodernism / Gavin Kitching
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008

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Author: Alstete, Jeffrey W
Title: College accreditation : managing internal revitalization and public respect / Jeffrey W. Alstete
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Edition: 1st ed

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Title: New research on early childhood education / Arthur T. Waddell and Rachel M. McBride, editors
Published: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008

LOCATION CALL # STATUS
Langson Library LB1139.225 .N49 2008 IN PROCESS

Description: xiii, 199 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Subject – LCSH: Early childhood education — Research — United States
Other author: Waddell, Arthur T
McBride, Rachel M
Note(s): Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Evidence-based practices in early child education / Michael A. Rettig — Home literacy environments of young Indian children from middle- and low socioeconomic backgrounds / Vrinda Kalia and Shaher Banu Vagh — Investing in early learners on the front end: countering the at-risk factor through the arts / Donna Gwyn Wiggins –

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Author: Sutherland-Addy, Esi
Title: Gender equity in junior and senior secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa / Esi Sutherland-Addy
Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Africa Region Human Development Dept., 2008

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Author: Alderson, Priscilla
Title: Young children’s rights : exploring beliefs, principles and practice / Priscilla Alderson ; foreword by Mary John
Published: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
Edition: 2nd ed

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Author: Sohn, Dongyoung
Title: Social network structures and the Internet : collective dynamics in virtual communities / Dongyoung Sohn
Published: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2008

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Author: Carilli, Theresa
Title: Scripting identity : writing cultural experience / Theresa Carilli
Published: Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, c2008

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Author: Smoryn´ski, Craig
Title: History of mathematics : a supplement / Craig Smoryn´ski
Published: New York : Springer, c2008

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Title: Reform, inclusion, and teacher education : towards a new era of special education in the Asia-Pacific region / edited by Chris Forlin and Ming-Gon John Lian
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008

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Title: Education and social inequality in the global culture / Joseph Zajda, Karen Biraimah, William Gaudelli, editors
Published: [New York] : Springer, c2008

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Author: Baer, Frances Lisa, 1968-
Title: Resistance to public school desegregation : Little Rock, Arkansas, and beyond / Frances Lisa Baer
Published: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2008

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Author: Brown, Gavin T. L
Title: Conceptions of assessment : understanding what assessment means to teachers and students / Gavin T. L. Brown
Published: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008

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Title: School psychology : 21st century issues and challenges / David H. Molina, editor
Published: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008

Comments: This work contains previously unpublished articles by several authors.

Title: Classroom culture and dynamics / Earl P. Velliotis, editor
Published: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008

Comments: This work contains previously unpublished articles by several authors.

April 3, New books

Title: Small tech : the culture of digital tools / Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo, editors
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2008
Title: Brain Korea 21 phase II : a new evaluation model / Somi Seong, … [et al.]
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2008
Title: Teaching for intelligence / edited by Barbara Z. Presseisen
Published: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, c2008
Edition: 2nd ed
Title: The teacher’s role in implementing cooperative learning in the classroom / R. M. Gillies, A.F. Ashman, J. Terwel, editors
Published: New York ; London : Springer, 2008
Title: Educational research : networks and technologies / edited by Paul Smeyers and Marc Depaepe
Published: Dordrecht : Springer, c2007
Author: Coley, Soraya M. (Soraya Moore)
Title: Proposal writing : effective grantsmanship / Soraya M. Coley, Cynthia A. Scheinberg
Published: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2008
Edition: 3rd ed
Conference: European Cognitive Science Conference (2nd : 2007 : Delphi, Greece)
Title: Proceedings of EuroCogSci07 : the European Cognitive Science Conference 2007, European Cultural Center of Delphi, Delphi/Greece, May 23-27, 2007 / edited by Stella Vosniadou, Daniel Kayser & Athanassios Protopapas
Published: Hove : lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007

Feb. 13, 2008 new books shelf

Author: Goldblatt, Eli
Title: Because we live here : sponsoring literacy beyond the college curriculum / Eli Goldblatt
Published: Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, c2007

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Author: Galal, Ahmed, 1948-
Title: The road not traveled : education reform in the Middle East and North Africa / [Ahmed Galal, principal author]
Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2008

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Title: Ideas that work in college teaching / edited by Robert L. Badger
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008

Comments: Contains useful information, though I find myself more fond of McKeachie’s Teaching Tips.

Title: Using qualitative methods in institutional assessment / Shaun R. Harper, Samuel D. Museus, editors
Published: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2007

Comments: This one is part of the series called New Directions for Institutional Research.

Title: Researching the margins : strategies for ethical and rigorous research with marginalised communities / edited by Marian Pitts and Anthony Smith
Published: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

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Author: Wellington, J. J. (Jerry J.)
Title: Research methods for the social sciences / Jerry Wellington and Marcin Szczerbinski
Published: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, c2007

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Title: The role of the library in the first college year / Larry L. Hardesty, editor
Published: Columbia, SC : National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 2007

Comments: This is something to consider in the landscape of education. To what extent does the library play a role in the FYE?

Title: Making teaching and learning visible : course portfolios and the peer review of teaching / Daniel Bernstein … [et al.]
Published: Bolton, Mass. : Anker Pub. Co., c2006

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Author: Foster, Lisa K
Title: Preparing youth to participate in state policy making / by Lisa K. Foster
Other title: Open access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. CalDocs online monographs
Published: Sacramento, CA : California State Library, California Research Bureau, [2007]

Comments: Hm. Can you see the new state standards on the horizon? Take a look at this document. You can just bet something will come of it.

Author: Mansfield, Richard, 1945-
Title: How to do everything with Second life / Richard Mansfield
Title: Second life
Published: New York : Mcgraw-Hill, c2008

Comments: While not strictly about education, this is a potential how-to book for educational instruction in virtual reality. Of course, you would have to use this in conjunction with other material, but it’s a start.

Title: Handbook on communicating and disseminating behavioral science / [edited by] Melissa K. Welch-Ross, Lauren G. Fasig
Published: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2007

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Title: How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life / edited by Tom Miller ; [foreword by Ray Suarez ; afterword by Frank McCourt]
Title: Subtitle on spine: Fifty-five accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007

Comments: Not strictly a research book, but these individual stories are nonetheless instructive.

Title: Handbook of race, racism, and the developing child / edited by Stephen M. Quintana, Clark McKown
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008

Comments: Like many handbooks, the introductory material and references will be of great value.

Title: Audience response systems in higher education : applications and cases / [edited by] David A. Banks
Published: Hershey, PA : Information Science Pub., c2006

Comments: A pedagogical approach in higher education that may make it into K-12, too.

uthor: Creemers, Bert P. M
Title: The dynamics of educational effectiveness : a contribution to policy, practice and theory in contemporary schools / Bert P.M. Creemers and Leonidas Kyriakides
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008

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Title: From arrival to incorporation : migrants to the U.S. in a global era / edited by Elliott R. Barkan, Hasia Diner, and Alan M. Kraut
Published: New York : New York University Press, c2008

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Title: Best practices in quantitative methods / edited by Jason W. Osborne
Published: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2008

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Author: Tochluk, Shelly, 1971-
Title: Witnessing whiteness : first steps toward an antiracist practice and culture / Shelly Tochluk
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008

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Title: Exemplary science in informal education settings : standards-based success stories / edited by Robert Yager and John Falk
Published: Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, c2008

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Author: Norwich, Brahm
Title: Dilemmas of difference, inclusion and disability : international perspectives and future directions / Brahm Norwich
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008

Comments: A rare multinational look at the subject.

Author: Holton, R. J
Title: Global networks / Robert J. Holton
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2008

Comments: Perhaps a different methodological look than has been employed in education. Is it now time to use it?

Author: Nash, June C., 1927-
Title: Practicing ethnography in a globalizing world : an anthropological odyssey / June C. Nash
Published: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, c2007

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Conference: International Conference on Telephone Survey Methodology (2nd : 2006 : Miami, Florida)
Title: Advances in telephone survey methodology / James M. Lepkowski … [et al.]
Published: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Interscience, c2008

Comments: Not a common approach to educational research, but you might find it useful.

Feb. 6 New Books

Title: Heritage language education : a new field emerging / edited by Donna M. Brinton, Olga Kagan, and Susan Bauckus
Published: New York : Routledge, 2008

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Author: Sipe, Lawrence R
Title: Storytime : young children’s literary understanding in the classroom / Lawrence R. Sipe ; foreword by P. David Pearson
Published: New York : Teachers College Press, c2008

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Title: Developing and sustaining a research-supportive curriculum : a compendium of successful practices / editors, Kerry K. Karukstis, Timothy E. Elgren
Published: Washington, DC : Council on Undergraduate Research, c2007

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Title: International studies in educational inequality, theory and policy / edited by Richard Teese, Stephen Lamb, Marie Duru-Bellat ; with the assistance of Sue Helme
Published: Dordrecht : Springer, c2007

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Author: Armstrong, Penny Ann, 1951-
Title: What teachers expect in reform : making their voices heard / Penny Ann Armstrong
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008

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Author: Rodriguez, Armando, 1921-
Title: From the barrio to Washington : an educator’s journey / by Armando Rodriguez as told to Keith Taylor
Published: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2007

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Title: Psychology and race / edited by Peter Watson
Published: New Brunswick, NJ : Aldine Transaction, [2007]
Edition: [Rev. ed.]

Comments: This is a revised edition of a book published in 1973/74.

Author: Owusu-Bempah, Kwame
Title: Children and separation : socio-genealogical connectedness perspective / Kwame Owusu-Bempah
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007

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Author: Folbre, Nancy
Title: Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family / Nancy Folbre
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008

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Title: Focus on adolescent behavior research / Terry C. Rhodes, editor
Published: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2007

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Jan. 22 new books shelf

Title: Human behavior, learning, and the developing brain. Atypical development / edited by Donna Coch, Geraldine Dawson, Kurt W. Fischer
Published: New York : Guilford Press, 2007

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Title: Technology and teaching / Jeff Sigafoos and Vanessa A. Green, editors
Published: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2007

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Author: Holmes, Madelyn, 1945-
Title: Students and teachers of the new China : thirteen interviews / Madelyn Holmes
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008

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Author: Garstenauer, Therese
Title: Teaching subjects in between : feminist politics, disciplines, generations / Therese Garstenauer (coordinator) … [et al.]
Published: York, England : Raw Nerve Books, 2006

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Author: Popkewitz, Thomas S
Title: Cosmopolitanism and the age of school reform : science, education, and making society by making the child / Thomas S. Popkewitz
Published: New York : Routledge, c2008

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Author: Dalton-Puffer, Christiane, 1961-
Title: Discourse in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) classrooms / Christiane Dalton-Puffer
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., c2007

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Author: Bang, Jørgen Chr. (Jørgen Christian), 1946-
Title: Language, ecology, and society : a dialectical approach / Jorgen Christian Bang and Jorgen Door ; edited by Sune Vork Steffensen and Joshua Nash
Published: London ; New York : Continuum, c2007

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Author: Preston, John, 1967-
Title: Whiteness and class in education / by John Preston
Published: Dordrecht : Springer, 2007

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Title: Effective instruction for struggling readers, K-6 / Barbara M. Taylor, James E. Ysseldyke, editors
Published: New York : Teachers College Press, c2007

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Title: History teaching, identities and citizenship / edited by Luigi Cajani [and Alistair Ross]
Published: Stoke on Trent, UK ; Sterling, VA : Trentham, 2007

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Author: Ohler, Jason
Title: Digital storytelling in the classroom : new media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity / Jason Ohler ; foreword by David Thornburg
Published: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, c2008

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Author: Hoffman, Marvin, 1939-
Title: “You won’t remember me” : the schoolboys of Barbiana speak to today / Marvin Hoffman
Other title: Lettera a una professoressa. English. Selections
Published: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2007

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Title: Diversities in early childhood education : rethinking and doing / edited by Celia Genishi and A. Lin Goodwin
Published: New York : Routledge, c2008

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Author: Jennings, David, 1965-
Title: Net, blogs and rock ‘n’ roll : how digital discovery works and what it means for consumers, creators and culture / David Jennings
Other title: Net, blogs and rock and roll
Published: London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2007

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Title: Interrupting heteronormativity / [Mary Queen, Kathleen Farrell, and Nisha Gupta, editors]
Other title: Interrupting heteronormativity ; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pedagogy and responsible teaching at Syracuse University
  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pedagogy and responsible teaching at Syracuse University
Published: Syracuse, N.Y. : Graduate School of Syracuse University, c2005

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Author: Manna, Paul
Title: School’s in : federalism and the national education agenda / Paul Manna
Other title: School is in
Published: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2006

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Title: International community psychology : history and theories / editied by Stephanie M. Reich … [et al.]
Published: New York ; London : Springer, c2007

Comments: Note that the editor listed first is UC Irvine’s Stephanie M. Reich.

Dec. 21 new books

Author: Gargano, Elizabeth
Title: Reading Victorian schoolrooms : childhood and education in nineteenth-century fiction / Elizabeth Gargano
Published: New York : Routledge, c2008

Dana Peterman comments: A neat way to place concepts of childhood and education in historical context. Though this is about fictional representations in the 19th century, there is much be gained from examining these impressions of the era.

uthor: Meier, Terri
Title: Black communications and learning to read : building on children’s linguistic and cultural strengths / Terri Meier
Published: New York : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2008

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Title: Music education and digital technology / edited by John Finney and Pamela Burnard
Published: New York : Continuum, 2007

Dana Peterman comments: This has a more international perspective. What caught my eye in this book was a chapter on cell phones and others on collaboration in an online environment.

Author: Gunzelmann, Betsy, 1952-
Title: Hidden dangers : subtle signs of failing schools / Betsy Gunzelmann
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008

Dana Peterman comments: More of a prescriptive essay with references. The author has written more evaluative articles than research ones in the field of education. Her background is as a practitioner (though not a recent one) which gives weight to her stance.

Title: Future of the American public research university / edited by Robert [i.e. Roger] L. Geiger, Carol L. Colbeck, Roger L. Williams, and Christian K. Anderson
Published: Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, c2007

Dana Peterman comments: The chapters in this book resulted from a symposium held at Pennsylvania State University. A couple of the editors have written in this area, Geiger has done so extensively. The authors have prominent positions in higher education organizations and are well placed to make some thoughtful commentary on the future of research universities.

Author: Konstam, Varda
Title: Emerging and young adulthood : multiple perspectives, diverse narratives / Varda Konstam
Published: New York, NY : Springer, c2007

Dana Peterman comments: This covers the development of “emerging adults” in their 20s and beyond. Konstam does not try to make over generalizations about the people whom she has interviewed, but you can get a nice snapshot of impressions from this book. I think that this would be good reading for those teaching in higher education, graduate students who want to see a little of themselves represented in research literature, and for those interested in a more academic and clinical look at this age group.

Author: Jha, Jyotsna
Title: Boys’ underachievement in education : an exploration in selected Commonwealth countries / by Jyotsna Jha and Fatimah Kelleher
Published: London : Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth of Learning, 2006

Dana Peterman comments: International case studies. If only for the scope of the work, this is worthy of some attention.

Title: Working partnerships in higher education, industry and innovation : creating knowledge networks / edited by Glenda Kruss
Published: Cape Town : HSRC, 2006

Dana Peterman comments: Partnerships between industry and higher education have been in vogue for a while. This research monograph from South Africa’s Human Science’s Research Council contains case studies that might be of interest to some in the United States interested in similar programs.

Title: Emotions in learning / edited by Francisco Pons … [et al.]
Published: [Aalborg, Denmark] : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2005

Dana Peterman comments: We already know that emotions have a powerful impact on learning, this international perspective gives some research based ideas to understand how one might leverage that knowledge. While this isn’t a “how to” book, it does suggest some ideas that might be put to the test.

Author: Dillman, Don A., 1941-
Title: Mail and internet surveys : the tailored design method / Don A. Dillman
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007
Edition: 2nd ed., 2007 update with new internet, visual, and mixed-mode guide

Dana Peterman comments: An updated version for researchers who will increasingly rely on this method. This is a “must consult” book before beginning a venture of this type. Not something to take out of the library so much as a reference book.

Author: Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret
Title: Social competence in children / Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Published: New York, NY : Springer, c2007

Dana Peterman comments: A casebook method is used to describe social competence. Written by an author with significant amounts of research experience. Look at it.

Title: Neoliberalism and education reform / edited by E. Wayne Ross, Rich Gibson
Published: Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, c2007

Dana Peterman comments: This book combines theory, politics, research and history in a discussion of education and contains chapters by a UCI author as well. Other authors in this book are fairly well known. You should be familiar with at least some of this work.

Author: Evans, Ronald W
Title: This happened in America : Harold Rugg and the censure of social studies / by Ronald W. Evans
Published: Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Pub., c2007

Dana Peterman comments: Historical pleasure reading for educators. You might view this as a cautionary tale, you might not.

Title: How stakeholders can support teacher quality / edited by Lewis C. Solmon, Kimberly Firetag Agam, Citadelle Priagula
Published: Charlotte, N.C. : IAP, c2007

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Title: Cross-cultural studies in curriculum : eastern thought, educational insights / edited by Claudia Eppert, Hongyu Wang
Published: New York : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2008

Dana Peterman comments: I don’t often see this kind of book. This has an unusual set of thought provoking essays on education from an Eastern point of view.