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May 1, 1994
Vol. 51
No. 8

Resources for Multicultural Classrooms

Classroom Management

Adolescents and Schools

Adolescents and Schools: Improving the Fit, Adria Steinberg.
This collection of articles, originally published in The Harvard Education Letter, explores why so many adolescents lose interest in school. Issues treated include social pressures, tracking, boredom, and why bright kids get bad grades. Some suggestions are offered to help bolster students' academic success.
Available from The Harvard Educational Letter, Gutman Library 301, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138.(617) 496-9984. 1993. 96 pp. Paperbound. $15.

The Black Experience in Books

The Black Experience in Books, Ersye Kirk.
For educators looking for K–12 books that reflect the cultures and experiences of black people, this guide provides listings of more than 700 titles on topics ranging from African Americans of Achievement to poetry, music, and black history. Each entry includes complete facts of publication, a brief summary of the book, and approximate grade level.
Available from Positive Impact, P.O. Box 1764, Ardmore, OK 73402. 1993. 112 pp. Paperbound. $14.95, plus $2 postage.

At-Risk Students

At-Risk Students: Reaching and Teaching Them, Richard Sagor.
Teaching models, classroom organization schemes, and schoolwide management practices help teachers trying to reach at-risk students. After describing the characteristics of at-risk youth, sections detail specific practices for developing feelings of competence, belonging, usefulness, and optimism among disengaged students. Blackline masters are provided for use in preservice education classes or inservices.
Available from Watersun Publishing Co., Box 167, Swampscott, MA 01907. 1993. 330 pp. Paperbound. $39.95.

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