Books: New In Print
America Goes to School: Law, Reform, and Crisis in Public Education, by Robert M. Hardaway (Praeger Publishers, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 224 pp., $55 cloth). A documentation of "the shocking state of public education in the United States," with a comparison of public and private schools as well as suggestions for how public school educators can learn from past experiences.
Peer Programs: An In-Depth Look at Peer Helping, by Judith A. Tindall (Accelerated Development/Taylor & Francis, 1900 Frost Rd., Suite 101, Bristol, Pa. 19007-1598; 362 pp., $29.95 paper). A guide to assisting trainers and educators in designing, developing, and delivering peer-helping programs.
The Principal's Companion: Strategies and Hints To Make the Job Easier, by Pam Robbins & Harvey B. Alvy (Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320-2218; 296 pp., $59.95 cloth, $29.95 paper). An easy-to-read book that combines "tried and true" strategies with relevant leadership research and theory.
The Training and Development of School Principals: A Handbook, by Ward Sybouts & Frederick C. Wendel (Greenwood Press, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, Conn. 06881-5007; 384 pp., $75 cloth). A professional reference that includes an overview of the efficient management of resources, the importance of strategic planning, and the legal and business concerns confronting many principals.
School Empowerment, ed. by Michael D. Richardson, Kenneth E. Lane, & Jason Flanigan (Technomic Publishing Company, Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604; 369 pp., $35 paper). A handbook of proven methods for empowering school staff members and adding new dimensions to leadership.
Educator's Internet Companion, by Gregory Giagnocavo et al. (Wentworth Worldwide Media Inc., 1866 Colonial Village Lane, Lancaster, Pa. 17605-0488; 271 pp., $39.99 paper). Written by the staff of Classroom Connect, the Internet newsletter for K-12 educators, this hands-on guide shows educators how to access the countless educational resources available on the Internet.
Telecommunications in the Classroom, by Sara Armstrong (Computer Learning Foundation, P.O. Box 60007, Palo Alto, Calif. 94306; 212 pp., $14.95 paper). A guide to the terminology, information, and classroom-project ideas educators need to begin exploring or expanding their use of telecommunications in the classroom.
The High School Student's Guide to Study, Travel, and Adventure Abroad, 5th edition, ed. by the Council for International Educational Exchange (St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10010; 308 pp., $13.95 paper). An up-to-date guide to more than 200 summer and school-year programs abroad for students ages 12 through 18.
Peterson's Private Secondary Schools 1995-1996 (Peterson's Guides, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, N.J. 08543-2123; 1368 pp., $26.95 paper). A comprehensive guide to more than 1,400 schools worldwide, including a directory of schools with specialty programs in areas such as English as a second language or learning disabilities.
Anticipating Adolescence: How To Cope With Your Child's Emotional Upheaval and Forge a New Relationship Together, by H. Paul Gabriel & Robert Wool (Henry Holt & Company, 115 West 18th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; 238 pp., $25 cloth). Drawing on years of professional experience, the authors show parents how to cope with the many challenges of adolescence and how to build healthy relationships with their children.
From the Heart: On Being the Mother of a Child With Special Needs, ed. by Jayne D.B. Marsh (Woodbine House, 6510 Bells Mill Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20817; 225 pp., $14.95 paper). Nine mothers, members of a parent-support group, share their struggles, setbacks, and successes in raising children with a variety of special needs, including autism, Down syndrome, and cerebal palsy.
Parachutes for Parents: Raising Children for a Better World, by Bobbie Sandoz (Family Works Publications, P.O. Box 22509, Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2509; 535 pp., $19.95 paper). A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to child-rearing, from infancy through the teenage years.
Paying for College: A Guide for Parents, by Gerald Krefetz (College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10101-0886; 158 pp., $14 paper). An investment consultant and financial writer details different financial options available to pay for higher education, from long-range planning to strategies for paying next semester's tuition.
Summer on Campus: College Experiences for High School Students, 2nd edition, (College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10101-0886; 158 pp., $14 paper). A state-by-state listing of summer programs available on college campuses, from astronomy to journalism to marine biology.
The Book of Virtues for Young Children: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories, ed. by William J. Bennett (Silver Burdett Press, 299 Jefferson Rd., Parsippany, N.J. 07054; 384 pp., $14.95 cloth). An illustrated collection of inspiring poems, folk tales, and essays put together by the former U.S. Secretary of Education as an aid to encouraging virtuous behavior in children grades 4-8.
Common Sense Discipline: Building Self-Esteem in Young Children, by Lois Dewsnap (Gryphon House Inc., P.O. Box 207, Beltsville, Md. 20704; 222 pp., $14.95 paper). A down-to-earth, story-oriented approach to setting limits for young children that help them mature.
Talks With Teachers of Young Children, by Lillian G. Katz (Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, N.J. 07648; 288 pp., $24.50 paper). A collection of the author's previously published articles on early-childhood care and education.
Why Our Kids Don't Study: An Economist's Perspective, by John D. Owen (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218; 136 pp., $29.95 cloth). A professor of economics at Wayne State University argues that the market's emphasis on job-interview skills, rather than academic success, acts as a disincentive to studying.