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September 1, 1994
Vol. 52
No. 1


The National Education Goals Report

The National Education Goals Report, National Education Goals Panel.
In a two-volume set, the panel, empowered with monitoring progress toward six goals provides valuable current statistics on a wide variety of education indicators. One volume looks at the nation as a whole. The other considers progress toward each goal in individual states and territories.
Available from The National Education Goals Panel, 1850 M St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036. (202) 632-0952. 1993. Paperbound. Free.

The Progress of Nations

The Progress of Nations, United Nations Children's Fund.
Though the United States is just 1 of 27 industrialized countries, 9 out of 10 of the murders of young people in the developed world take place within our borders. So says UNICEF in its simultaneously fascinating and horrifying report on conditions affecting children in 117 nations. Also examined are survival, nutrition, health, education, family planning, and progress for women.
Available from the United States Committee for UNICEF, 333 E. 38th St., New York, NY 10016. 1993. 54 pp. Paperbound. Free.

Teacher's Guide on the Global Environment and Sustainable Development

Teacher's Guide on the Global Environment and Sustainable Development, World Resources Institute.
With this collection of teaching strategies, skill-building exercises, lesson plans, overhead transparency masters, and activity suggestions, science and social studies teachers can provide instruction on six timely topics: sustainable development, global warming, watershed pollution, biodiversity, population-related land degradation, and citizen action.
Available from WRI Publications, Box 4852, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211. (800) 822-0504. 1992. 144 pp. $5.95 plus $3 shipping (20% discount to educators).

Windows into Literacy

Windows into Literacy: Assessing Learners K–8, Lynn K. Rhodes and Nancy L. Shanklin.
Rhodes and Shanklin take assessment to mean “the process of carefully collecting or recording and analyzing students' literacy products and processes in a way that establishes a strong connection between the assessment data and the teacher's instructional plans.” The specific, practical, and comprehensive text shows how that ideal can be reached.
Available from Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912. (603) 431-7894. 1993. 491 pp. Paperbound. $28.50.

African-American Video Library Catalog

African-American Video Library Catalog, California Newsreel.
Twenty-five award-winning videos (chosen to complement state curricular frameworks) comprise a visual encyclopedia of the African-American experience. A history component examines slavery, civil rights, Constitutional law, and culture retention. A language arts section profiles 10 writers, including Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, and Alice Walker. Health and counseling titles focus on problems such as drugs, AIDS, and negative self-images.
Available from California Newsreel, 149 Ninth St., San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 621-6196. 1993. 15 pp. Catalog free (video prices range from $39 to $79).

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