Books: New in Print
Handbooks and Reference
Award-Winning Community Service Programs in Independent Schools, Revised 1991-1992 ed., ed. by Catherine D. Sands & Michael J. Gorman (The Council for Religion in Independent Schools, P.O. Box 40613, Washington, D.C. 20016; 97 pp., $10 for member schools, $12 associate members, $14 non-members plus $1.40 shipping, paper). Includes descriptions of award-winning primary- and secondary-school programs, contact addresses for program directors, and faculty essays.
Exclusively School Priced Computer Products Directory, 1st
(Projected Learning Programs Inc., P.O. Box 3008, Paradise, Calif. 95967; 462 pp., $59.37 paper). Includes listings of computer companies that offer special product discounts for schools.
The Money Book for Schools, by C.A. Wagley (Grants and Funding Research, P.O. Box 94513, Birmingham, Ala. 35220; 100 pp., $24.95 paper). Advice for teachers, administrators, and parent groups on how to obtain money for schools from federal, state, and private sources.
Public Schooling in America: A Reference Handbook, by Richard D. Van Scotter (A.B.C.-CLIO, P.O. Box 1911, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93116-1911; 300 pp., $39.50 cloth). Gives historical background on public education in America, as well as biographical sketches of educational leaders, statistical and trend data, an annotated guide to education associations and agencies, and a bibliography of reference materials on education issues.
Survey of Arts Administration Training Programs, 1991-1992 (American Council for the Arts, 1258 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 3, New York, N.Y. 10019: 91 pp., $11.95 plus $4 shipping, paper). Provides current information on 27 graduate programs in the United States, including detailed profiles of academic programs, job-placement and training programs, and contact information.
African-Americans and the Doctoral Experience: Implications for Policy, by Charles V. Willie, Michael K. Grady & Richard O. Hope (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 115 pp., $26.95 cloth). Suggests methods of increasing the number of African-American graduate students by examining the relationship between financial assistance, social supports, campus experiences, family configurations and degree-completion rates for 65 doctoral students.
Black Students and Overseas Programs: Broadening the Base of Participation, (Council on International Educational Exchange, Dept. ISS-74, 205 East 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017; 80 pp., $10 plus state tax and $1.50 shipping fee, paper). Examines problems facing students planning study abroad and offers solutions for increasing travel opportunities.
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Young Children and Their Families, by Eleanor W. Lynch & Marci J. Hanson (Brookes Publishing, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285-0624; 400 pp., $32 paper). Examines the role culture plays in families' and professionals' beliefs, values, and behaviors; explores the difficulties in adapting to a different culture; and provides strategies for effective cross-cultural interactions with families of infants, preschoolers, and young children who may be at-risk for chronic illness or disability.