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Barkin, Carol

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Works: 47 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 17,577 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: LB1047.3, 394.2683
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Publications about Carol Barkin
Publications by Carol Barkin
Most widely held works by Carol Barkin
The scary Halloween costume book by Carol Barkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Instructions for making a variety of easy and scary outfits and creating ghoulish faces for Halloween
Community schools in action lessons from a decade of practice ( file )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
A community school differs from other public schools in important ways: it is generally open most of the time, governed by a partnership between the school system and a community agency, and offers a broad array of health and social services. It often has an extended day before and after school, features parent involvement programs, and works for community enrichment. How should such a school be structured? How can its success be measured? "Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice" presents the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) approach to creating community schools for the 21st century. CAS began this work more than a decade ago and today operates thirteen such schools in three low-income areas of New York City. Through a technical assistance center operated by CAS, hundreds of other schools across the country and the world are adapting this model. Based on their own experiences working with community schools, the contributors to the volume supply invaluable information about the selected program components.; They describe how and why CAS started its community school initiative and explain how CAS community schools are organized, integrated with the school system, sustained, and evaluated. The book also includes several contributions from experts outside of CAS: a city superintendent, an architect, and the director of the Coalition for Community Schools. Co-editors Joy Dryfoos, an authority on community schools, and Jane Quinn, CAS's Assistant Executive Director of Community Schools, have teamed up with freelance writer Carol Barkin to provide commentary linking the various components together. For those interested in transforming their schools into effective child and family-centered institutions, this book provides a detailed road map. For those concerned with educational and social policy, the book offers a unique example of research-based action that has significant implications for our society
Happy Thanksgiving! by Carol Barkin( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Discusses the significance of Thanksgiving, suggests various projects and activities for celebrating it, and provides recipes for the holiday
How to write a great school report by Elizabeth James( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Explains how to choose a topic for a report, how to find and organize information, and how to write and revise the final version
The new complete babysitter's handbook by Carol Barkin( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Gives advice on a variety of babysitting situations, from getting a job and suggesting activities to problem-shooting and first-aid pointers
The holiday handbook by Carol Barkin( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
A handbook of secular holidays, arranged by season, describing their origins, ways to celebrate them, and other pertinent facts
Happy Valentine's Day! by Carol Barkin( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Presents a short history of Valentine's Day and includes recipes for appropriate foods and deserts and instructions for making Valentines and other decorations
How to write a term paper by Elizabeth James( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
Presents advice on how to select a topic, plan one's time, do research, organize notes, make an outline, and write an original term paper including footnotes
How to write terrific book reports by Elizabeth James( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Explains how to write an effective book report, covering such aspects as choosing the book, thinking while reading, writing a first draft, and preparing the final draft, and offers tips for oral presentations
How to write your best book report by Elizabeth James( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Explains how to write an effective book report, covering such aspects as choosing the book, thinking while reading, writing a first draft, and preparing the final draft, and suggests easy extras and tips for oral presentations
Social smarts : manners for today's kids by Elizabeth James( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Offers advice on how to handle all kinds of social situations and personal interactions, presented with letters from two eighth graders to an etiquette advice columnist, K. T. Answers
How to write super school reports by Elizabeth James( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Explains how to choose a topic for a report, how to find and organize information, and how to write and revise the final version
Adolescence : growing up in America today by Joy G Dryfoos( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Of the 33 million adolescents in the United States, almost 10 million are at risk of failing to become responsible adults. They attend schools that do not serve their needs, lack the support of caring adults, and, as a result, are alienated from mainstream society. African-American and Hispanic children, increasingly segregated in disadvantaged neighborhoods, are particularly vulnerable. In Adolescence: Growing Up in America Today, a follow-up to Joy Dryfoos's landmark volume, Adolescents at Risk (OUP, 1991), Joy Dryfoos and Carol Barkin take a close look at the lives of young people, identify some of their problems, and present solutions based on state-of-the-art prevention and treatment strategies. They examine important issues in adolescents' lives--sex, violence, drugs, health, mental health, and education. Reviewing successful prevention programs and policy studies, Dryfoos and Barkin demonstrate that we know what to do to prevent high-risk behaviors: young people need to establish relationships with adults; parents need to be involved in their children's lives; and programs need to be comprehensive, sensitive to cultural differences, and staffed by highly trained personnel. Dryfoos and Barkin argue that turning our backs on adolescents will lead to disturbing consequences: the achievement gap will grow, outcomes will worsen, school systems will struggle with the growing disparities, and we as a nation will fall behind the rest of the world in our capacity to educate our youth. If, however, we decide that we want a better quality of life for our children, we will insure that every young person has access to an excellent education. Schools, youth workers, and parents cannot alone provide a better quality of life for our adolescents, but each must play a major role, and all must work together. Providing a roadmap for the development and implementation of sound policies for American teenagers in the twenty-first century, this volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of our nation's youth
Jobs for kids : the guide to having fun and making money by Carol Barkin( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Discusses the advantages of working and offers tips on assessing your talents and abilities, finding a job, acting responsibly, handling disasters, and setting prices
How to keep a secret : writing and talking in code by Elizabeth James( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Presents various methods of writing, speaking, and signaling secret messages
Sincerely yours : how to write great letters by Elizabeth James( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Discusses the general purposes of writing letters and outlines the elements of different types of personal and business letters. Includes information on state abbreviations, forms of address, and pen pals
How to be school smart : secrets of successful schoolwork by Elizabeth James( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Discusses a variety of simple techniques for developing effective study habits
The complete babysitter's handbook by Carol Barkin( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Advice for the young baby sitter including how to get jobs, how to deal with parents, safety precautions, handling the children, and dealing with emergencies
How to be school smart : super study skills by Elizabeth James( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
From handling homework to tackling tests, this book presents helpful strategies and practical hints for becoming more successful at school
What do you mean by "average"? : means, medians, and modes by Elizabeth James( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Defines and explains how to calculate mean, median, mode, and percentage
 
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