Books: New in Print
The Day Care Dilemma: Critical Concerns for American Families, by Angela Brown Miller (Insight Books, 233 Spring St., New York, N.Y. 10013; 316 pp.,$23.95 cloth). Includes findings from surveys of parents who have children in day care and from research in child development.
Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach, by Lilian G. Katz and Sylvia C. Chard (Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, N.J. 07648; 192 pp., $35.00 cloth, $22.50 paper). Introduces the principles of this approach to early-childhood education, giving examples and guidelines for use in various teaching situations.
GrowLab: Activities for Growing Minds, by Joy Cohen and Eve Pranis (The National Gardening Association, Dept. AC, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401; 320 pp., $19.95 plus $3.00 for shipping). K-8 science-curriculum guide in which students create an indoor light garden, with suggestions for interdisciplinary activities.
The Inner Child: Understanding Your Child's Emotional Growth in the First Six Years of Life, by Dr. Paul Gabriel & Robert Wool (Times Books, 201 East 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022; 240 pp., $18.95 cloth). Explains psychological development and personality formation in children from birth to 6 years of age.
Kindergarten: It Isn't What It Used To Be: Getting Your Child Ready for the Positive Experience of Education, by Susan Golant & Mitch Golant (Lowell House, 1875 Century Park East, Suite 220, Los Angeles, Calif. 90067; 158 pp., $17.95 cloth). Points out academic and developmental aspects of kindergarten readiness for preschoolers.
Parental Leave and Child Care: Setting a Research and Policy Agenda, ed. by Janet Shibley Hyde & Marilyn J. Essex (Temple University Press, Broad & Oxford Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122; 511 pp., $49.95 cloth). Makes a case for the development of public policy that will support working as well as parenting.
Hanging In and Dropping Out: Voices of At-Risk High School8Students, by Edwin Farrell (Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027; 177 pp., $32.95 cloth, $16.95 paper). Draws on peer interviews with adolescents to examine factors that contribute to dropping out.
Making It in the Middle: The Why and How of Excellent Schools for Young Urban Adolescents, by Anne C. Lewis (The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 250 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10177-0026; 73 pp., free). Describes challenges facing urban youths in grades 6-9, as well as classroom practices designed to help teens develop skills and self-confidence.
Refusal Skills: Preventing Drug Use in Adolescents, by Arnold P. Goldstein, Kenneth W. Reagles, & Lester L. Amann (Research Press, 2612 North Mattis St., Champaign, Ill. 61821; 152 pp., $14.95 paper). Provides a group-training program for teaching adolescents how to avoid involvement with drugs and alcohol.
Teenagers, Drugs, and Growing Up, by Gary DuDell (C.E. Mendez Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 10059, Tampa, Fla. 33679; 170 pp., $9.95, plus $3 shipping fee). Discusses alcohol and drug prevention, self-esteem, parental role modeling, and family development.
You and School: A Survival Guide for Adolescence; You and Stress: A Survival Guide for Adolescence; You and Your Family: A Survival Guide for Adolescence, by Gail C. Roberts & Lorraine Guttormson (Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 1st Ave. N., Suite 616, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401; 120 pp., $8.95 each, paper). Each workbook focuses on a specific area in which young people may experience difficulties, suggesting activities for coping.
A Leader's Guide to You and Your Family, You and School, You and Stress, by Gail C. Roberts & Lorraine Guttormson (Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 1st Ave. N., Suite 616, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401; 68 pp., $6.95). Guide for teachers, parents, and counselors using the three adolescent-issues workbooks.
Access Through Innovation: New Colleges for New Students, by James W. Hall (Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 179 pp., $29.95 cloth). Examines how higher education evolves in response to the changing social and economic needs of the nation.
Achieving Quality and Diversity: Universities in a Multicultural Society, by Richard C. Richardson & Elizabeth Fisk Skinner (Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 270 pp., $29.95 cloth). Provides a model for programs and services that may improve success rates for minority students.
The College Handbook for Transfer Students, 1991 ed., (College Board Publications, P.O. Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10101-0886; 732 pp., $14.95 paper). Provides specific information about transfer policies at 2,800 two- and four-year colleges.
New Ways of Paying for College, by Arthur M. Hauptmann & Robert H. Koff (Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 232 pp., $27.95 cloth). Investigates alternative financial-aid packaging strategies, tuition savings plans, employer-provided tuition benefits, and other methods of college financing.
Radical Reform or Incremental Change? Student Loan Policy
Alternatives for the Federal Government, ed. by Lawrence E. Gladieux
(The College Board, P.O. Box 886, New York, N.Y. 10101-0886; 167 pp.,
$19.95 cloth, $10.95 paper). Contains proposals on radically altering
and modifying current programs.