“Every educator will recognize in these stories the daily opportunities that adults have to reach out and grab onto kids who are desperate for a hand and just need someone to pull them over that line.”
—From the Foreword by Camille A. Farrington, PhD, author of Failing at School: Lessons for Redesigning Urban High Schools
“This book greatly improves our understanding of the complex and long-term process of dropping out of high school.”
—Russell W. Rumberger, UC Santa Barbara, director, California Dropout Research Project
“A must-read for any teacher, principal, or superintendent interested in changing the lives of our students most at risk.”
—Greg Baker, superintendent, Bellingham Public Schools
“This is a book that everyone with a stake in education must read!”
—Dr. Shivohn Garcia, SUNY Empire State College
For more than twenty years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in the search for faculty positions at different kinds of institutions from research-focused universities to community colleges. Current faculty who used the book themselves recommend it to their own students and postdocs. The many new first-person narratives provide insight into issues and situations candidates may encounter such as applying for an international job, combining parenting with an academic career, going from an administrative job to a faculty position, and seeking faculty positions as a same-sex couple.
The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.