Many graduations will no doubt take place this month. If you will be giving gifts to a graduate or two, books are always appreciated. The new graduate may be starting a career or on the way to furthering his or her education. DiverseBooks.net offers discounts on a variety of titles that should help graduates on their future journey. Here are some selections from our publishers:
What They Didn’t Teach You in Graduate School, by Paul Gray, David E. Drew, Matthew Henry Hall, Laurie Richlin and Steadman Upham, $14.35, (List Price $15.95), Stylus Publishing, Jan. 3, 2008, ISBN: 9781579222642, pp. 128.
The authors present nearly 200 tips for surviving and thriving in academic careers, primarily for those on the path to a Ph.D. who are new to teaching in college. The tone is irreverent, and the book is illustrated with cartoons, but the message is solid. The advice ranges from how to negotiate campus parking to how to pick a dissertation topic.
The Latina/o Pathway to the Ph.D. by Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria, Mark Kamimura, Melba Vasquez, Hector Garza. $62.95, (List Price: $69.95), Stylus Publishing, Jan. 1, 2006. ISBN: 9781579221065, pp. 286.
As Latinas/os remain under-represented in college and graduate programs despite the growth of the population, the book is the first to examine their near absence from doctoral studies. In a collection of essays, the book scrutinizes some of the reasons more do not make to the upper echelons of education and proposes strategies to provide access and support through the process. It includes narratives from students pursuing doctoral degrees and advice on how to maintain a strong cultural identity and family life while on the road to a Ph.D.
How to Get the Teaching Job You Want, by Robert Feirsen and Seth Weitzman, Regular Price: $22.45, (List Price: $24.95), Jan. 1, 2004, ISBN: 9781579220686, pp. 266.
The market for K-12 teaching jobs is more competitive than ever. This extensively revised book written by school administrators looks at how the economic climate has affected job searches, how hiring practices are evolving and how online applications have changed the process. The authors also explain how changes in the education system, including standardized testing and new certification standards, affect aspiring teachers. The authors include advice for career changers going into teaching and for teachers who want to change districts. The book applies to those applying to elementary, middle and high schools and public, independent, or parochial schools, as well as international and boarding schools.
Through its partnerships with leading publishers – representing university and independent presses large and small – DiverseBooks.net brings you scholarly and academic titles about diversity, education, history and many other topics. Visit www.DiverseBooks.net to purchase books at significant discounts from regular prices for classroom use, research or pleasure reading.
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