Books: New in Print
Personal and School Finance
Raising Funds for Your Child's School, by Cynthia Francis Gensheimer (Walker and Company, 435 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014; 246 pp., $14.95 paper, $26.95 cloth). A guide for parents that details how to organize effective school fund-raisers.
Finding Funding: Grantwriting for the Financially Challenged Educator, by Ernest W. Brewer, Charles M. Achilles, Jay R. Fuhriman (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 272 pp., $39.95 cloth). A step-by-step guide to developing, writing, and implementing grant proposals.
The 1994 Educator's Income Tax Guide, by Teachers Tax Service (Teachers Tax Service, P.O. Box 8809, Chico, Calif. 95927; 122 pp., $9.95 paper). An in-depth explanation of how new tax laws and provisions of the Internal Revenue code affect professional educators.
Fiscal Leadership for Schools: Concepts and Practices, by David C. Thompson, R. Craig Wood, David S. Honeyman (Longman, 10 Bank St., White Plains, N.Y. 10606; 648 pp., $42.36, cloth). An introduction to the fundamentals of sound finance in today's schools.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Parent Wants to Know, by David L. Wodrich (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, Md. 21285; 224 pp., $19.95 paper). This resource explains A.D.H.D. and answers questions about testing, children's educational rights, and learning styles.
Partners in Learning: Teachers and Children in Reading Recovery, by Carol A. Lyons, Gay Su Pinnell, Diane E. DeFord (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 221 pp., $18.95, paper). A comparison of the effectiveness of different reading-intervention programs.
An Extraordinary Silence: The Emergence of a Deeply Disturbed Child, by David C. Cipolloni (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 160 pp., $45 cloth). A child psychologist relates his experiences drawing out a severely introverted, speechless 9-year-old boy.
Making the Journey: Being and Becoming A Teacher of English Language Arts, by Leila Christenbury (Boynton/Cook Publishers Inc. 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3912; 236 pp., $22.50 paper). A collection of teaching stories and strategies for new teachers of English in secondary and middle schools.
The Home Environment & School Learning: Promoting Parental Involvement in the Education of Children, by Thomas Kellaghan, Kathryn Sloane, Benjamin Alvarez, Benjamin S. Bloom (Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104; 186 pp., $28.95 cloth). What parents do in the home, rather than socioeconomic status or cultural background, is critical to children's academic success.
Understanding the Principalship: Metaphorical Themes 1920's-1990's, by Lynn G. Beck, Joseph Murphy (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 256 pp., $22.95 paper). An analytical and historical approach to understanding the complex role of the principal.
Power Teaching: A Primary Role of the School Library Media Specialist, by Kay E. Vandergrift (A.L.A. Books, American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 170 pp., $22 paper). Recommendations for integrating traditional print media with computer and telecommunications technologies.
Rough Magic: The Life of Teaching, by Daniel A. Lindley (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881; 160 pp., $15.95 paper). The author explores how teachers' own feelings and inner lives affect their work.
Women in Administration: Facilitators for Change, by L. Nan Restine (Corwin Press Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 56 pp., $15 cloth). The author offers her ideas for how to empower women in the school-reform process.
Dropout Prevention Handbook: Apprenticeships and Other Solutions, by William L. Callison (Technomic Publishing Company Inc., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 430 pp., $29 paper). A handbook of proven methods for developing and implementing prevention and intervention programs for dropouts and substance abusers.
Adolescence in the 1990's: Risk and Opportunity, edited by Ruby Takanishi (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 240 pp., $17.95 paper). Based on the work of the Carnegie Council of Adolescent Development, this collection addresses a variety of school, family, and social issues.
Making High School Work: Lessons from the Open School, by Tom Gregory (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 288 pp., $19.95 paper). The author shares his experiences from the year he spent on staff at the Jefferson County, Colo., Open High School.
Schools as Models
Twelve Schools That Succeed, by Mary Ann Horenstein (Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; 104 pp., $8 paper). A veteran educator examines 12 highly effective schools to discover what makes them successful.
Reinventing Education: Entrepreneurship in America's Public Schools, by Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Roger D. Semerad, Denis P. Doyle, William B. Johnston (Dutton, 375 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014; 288 pp., $19.95 cloth). Several authors, among them the chairman of I.B.M., relate the achievements and failures of RJR Nabisco's 43 Next Century Schools. The book will be available in April.
The Moral Life of Schools, by Philip W. Jackson, Robert E. Boostrom, David T. Hansen (Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, Calif. 94104-1310; 323 pp., $28.95 cloth). The author explores the countless moral considerations that permeate the everyday life of classrooms.
Constitutional Literacy: A Core Curriculum for a Multicultural Nation, by Toni Marie Massaro (Duke University Press, Box 90660, Durham, N.C. 27708-0660; 200 pp., $24.95 cloth). An analysis of how America's constitutional commitment to equality and to freedom of speech and religion relates to the debate over national education standards.
How to Respond to Your Culturally Diverse Student Population, by Sarah LaBrec Wyman (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; 51 pp., $6.95 paper). How to create a school environment in which all students can feel comfortable and be successful.
Schools and Social Justice, by R.W. Connell (Temple University
Press, Broad and Oxford Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122; 140 pp.,
$16.95 paper). A call for new social policies that give priority to the
educational needs of disadvantaged students.