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Recent Books Authored by Bradley Faculty

ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency  Research & Education Association  /  This complete study package by Dr. D. Antonio Cantù, professor and chair of teacher education; Dr. Patricia M. Nugent, associate professor of teacher education; and Dr. Sherrie C. Pardieck, associate professor of teacher education; is designed to help aspiring educators pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Including an extensive examination of each of the test’s four competency components, the study program guides users toward building the requisite fundamental knowledge and understanding necessary to excel on the TAP through online diagnostic tools, full-length practice tests with timed formats, and detailed explanations of the answers.

Advances in Special Education: Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD (Vol. 24)  Emerald Group Publishing Limited  /  In this first of two new volumes in the Advances in Special Education series, Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken, associate provost for research and dean of The Graduate School, and his co-editors, Drs. Festus E. Obiakor and Anthony F. Rotatori, deliver the latest perspectives in the field of learning disabilities (LD). Written by leaders in the discipline, the book offers insight into best practices for assessing and placing students with LD as well as addressing various practical instruction issues, such as differentiation, interventions and positive behavior supports. Although it is organized in a logical and thoughtful manner, the chapters also may be read independently for more versatility.

Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality  Westview Press, Perseus Books Group  /  An expert on the abolitionist movement, Dr. Stacey M. Robertson, Oglesby Professor of American Heritage, examines Betsy Mix Cowles’ lifelong dedication to social reform, including abolitionism and women’s rights. With acquaintances such as Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelly, and William Lloyd Garrison, Cowles demonstrated what women truly can accomplish with an education and drive. An entry in the Lives of American Women series, Robertson’s book provides a brief and focused biography for use in undergraduate courses, which is supported by a concluding annotated bibliography and study questions.

Directions Home: A Book of Poetry in the Form of a Bundle of Travel-Related Items  Gold Quoin Press   /  Designed and printed in Bradley’s book arts studio, this collection of poems was inspired by the names of specific streets and locations in Peoria, Illinois. The poems — exploring feelings about travel — are printed in various formats, such as drink coasters, road maps, star charts, and letters, all packaged in a custom die-cut folder. Among the seven Grandview Hotel Poets who contributed poems are Dr. Jannett Highfill, professor of economics, and Dr. Thomas Palakeel, associate professor of English. Six artists, including Sharon Conlee, adjunct instructor of art, and Robert Rowe, professor of art, developed its unique layout.

— C.M.