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Artworks For Elementary Teachers
(9th ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishers, 2002, $50)
Donald and Barbara Herberholz, retired CSUS art professors
Recently published in its ninth edition by retired Sac State professors
Donald and Barbara Herberholz, this book has come a long way since its
first publication in 1964.
When the book first came out, elementary art education had a very
do-what-you-want-kiddies approach, says Donald. This
book takes a more comprehensive approach and includes national standards
in arts education such as aesthetics, art production, art criticism and
art history. It teaches about integrating art into the classroom.
With more than 500,000 copies sold throughout the United States, Canada
and Europe, the book has been in print longer than any book of its kind.
It provides future teachers with practical applications in art education,
supplemental lesson plans with activities, ideas for using technology
in the classroom as well as current research and trends in art.
The ninth edition reflects a more diverse, multicultural group of artists
including many Sacramento favorites such as Wayne Thiebaud, Frank Le Pena,
Ruth Rippon, Jose Montoya, Roger Vail and Maria Winkler.
(9th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003, $83)
Charles C. Plummer, David McGeary and Diane Carlson, professors of
Twenty-three years ago, Sac State geology professors Charles Carlos
Plummer and David McGeary found themselves frustrated with the textbooks
available for their introductory geology students. So they set out to
write their own. Nine revisions later, it remains the number one selling
book of its kind in the country. Its unusual for a text to
hold up for 20 years, Plummer says.
Continual improvements may be one reason for the books amazing longevity.
We keep on top of it, says Diane Carlson, another geology
professor who joined the team in 1995. In addition to new photos and maps,
this edition includes information on recent earthquakes in Seattle and
India, and images from the Mars Orbiter Camera.
The book was one of the first geology texts to include a companion CD-ROM.
Now its going one step further by featuring animated versions of
the diagrams in the book. Students can go to a website and watch a concept
such as a lava flow or plate tectonics unfold.
for Crises in the Schools: A Manual for Building School Crisis Response
(2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, 2001, $50)
Stephen Brock, professor of counselor education
Usually a school crisis doesnt become a Columbine-level catastrophe.
But school psychology professor Stephen Brock says that regardless of
the cause or severity of a crisis, efforts to limit the impact should
start before an event occurs.
Since Columbine, there has been a lot of attention devoted to crisis
response and intervention issues, says Brock, a national expert
on school crisis response. I view crisis response not just as responding
to the aftermath but crisis preventiondoing what you can to prevent
the crisis in the first place.
His new book is designed to help schools put themselves in the best position
possible to respond to a crisis. The essence of crisis preparation
is that the key players have to acknowledge that school crisis is not
just a possibility its a reality, he says. Those
involved in the discussion must decide what procedures they will follow
in a crisis so that when it does happen, theyre not caught with
their plans down.
(Allyn & Bacon, 2000, $44)
Jana Noel, professor of teacher education
Mostly white, with similar backgrounds and beliefs, Jana Noels Montana
State University students werent particularly inspired about teaching
from a multicultural perspective. They didnt see the point.
So Noel, who now teaches at Sac State, threw out the typical approach
to the subjectthe one that begins with a version of Our country
is becoming more diverse and we have to learn how everyone is different.
Instead, she held up a mirror to her students and asked them to explore
their own histories.
The idea is, Lets look at how we are shaped, at our
background, before we try to learn about others, Noel says.
It worked. And the effort led to a practical new book on educating multicultural
Noel herself was raised in a generally white, middle-class community.
But she has worked in poor urban schools in Los Angeles and on Indian
reservations in Montana. Shes sold on the need for multicultural
As teachers, we need to understand why were teaching the way
were teaching, and the results of doing that, Noel says. If
we just use the same traditional approaches, were going to lose
a lot of kids and were going to severely limit ourselves.
Terrorism and Incident Management: Issues and Tactics
(Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd., 2001, $64.95)
Miki Vohryzek-Bolden, professor of criminal justice, with co-authors
Gayle Olson-Raymer and Jeffrey O. Whamond
Though terrorism has only recently become a part of our daily
dialogue, the threat of terror attacksas well as actual incidentson
America soil have been around for much longer, says criminal justice professor
Miki Vohryzek-Bolden. The new book, written by Vohryzek-Bolden and her
colleagues, chronicles the roots of domestic terrorism. We offer
a broad definition of hatred and intolerance, describing situations that
have propelled individuals to take actions against a people, she
Vohryzek-Boldens section focuses on contemporary domestic terrorism,
addressing special interest extremist and terrorist groups such as the
American hate movement, patriot-militia groups, ecological resistance
organizations, anti-environmentalists, animal rights advocates and anti-abortion
activists. She also looks at the evolution of terror tactics.
Because of incidents that have occurred in the latter part of the
20th Centurylike the Oklahoma City bombingwe anticipated coming
in contact with a changing face and character of weapons of mass destruction,
Vohryzek-Bolden says. We didnt anticipate a terrorist group
using a plane as a weapon of mass destruction.
and Politics in California
(6th ed., Addison Wesley Longman, 1999, $49)
Ken DeBow and John Syer, professors of government
These two longtime Sac State government professors have something of a
hit on their hands. Their book, which will soon be printed in its seventh
edition, is a favorite in the Golden States college classrooms.
In addition to the usual descriptions of government processes, it features
criticisms and radical reform proposals. And lest readers begin to take
it all too seriously, there are also sidebars on goof-ups made by our
We talk quite a bit about the problems in the system and possible
reforms. Our goal is to get people to think politically about government,
DeBow says. We also have a sense of humor about it, which most textbooks
like this dont have.
The book has impressed more than college professors. It was once listed
as essential reading by the California Journal, the
only California government text to make the list. And, recalls Syer, One
time we walked into the office of David Roberti, the former president
pro tem of the State Senate, and the book was sitting on his desk. That