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Back to School for Grownups: Your Guide to Making Sound Decisions (And How to Not Get Run Over by the School Bus) [Kindle Edition]

Laura H Gilbert PhD
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Adults are returning to school in record numbers to grow or change careers or fulfill lifetime dreams. A good educational decision can open doors to a renewed life but a poor decision may burden an already challenging situation.

Back to School for Grownups: Your Guide to Making Sound Decisions (And How to Not Get Run Over by the School Bus) provides a step-by-step guide for adults contemplating a return to the classroom. Based on the real-world experience of travelers who have successfully taken this journey, the author, Laura H. Gilbert, Ph.D. tackles tough questions such as “Am I too old?” “What about the money?” “Am I capable?” and “Is it worth it?” Gilbert guides the reader through program selection, sensible financing, admission, enjoying the journey and making the leap to a new field. Gilbert’s style is down-to-earth, honest and entertaining. The book is a coach-at-my-side to help readers identify their best options, whether considering a certificate or degree program, or unsure where to start. Personal stories from fifteen adult learners and survey results from adult education professionals add substance and inspiration to this timely work.


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About the Author

Back to School for Grownups was established in 2009 by Laura H. Gilbert, PhD. The book, website and materials are based on her own back-to-school experience and many years helping others do the same. Laura's passion for adult learners began when she returned to school as a single mother of four and was inspired by the life stories and perseverance of her peers. Today, having completed four back-to-school journeys, Laura shares her energy and insight about the adult learner experience as a university instructor, consultant, speaker and coach.

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  • File Size: 564 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (November 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0032Z74ZY
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,479 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars from someone who's been there December 1, 2009
By Deborah
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Looking around for something like this to give to one of my kids, I found this terrific, very thorough book. I've gone back to school myself, so I have a very good idea what it takes. This book does a great job of covering whatever I could have said, and a lot more. It's very practical and down to earth. There's also a section of stories from people who went back to school, which I found really inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine "Must Read" December 1, 2009
Format:Paperback
Back to School...is a "must read" not only for anyone contemplating a return to school as an adult, but also for those who are still making this personal journey. Dr. Gilbert mixes encouragement and warm wit with a searingly honest look at the practical considerations surrounding the decision to become a returning adult student. I found the last chapter to be almost the best part of the book. The testimonials of successful returning adult students gave a mosaic of success and the honest ups and downs on their personal journeys. They also summarized and powerfully supported all of what Dr. Gilbert has to say.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Honest, straightforward, and highly motivating March 12, 2010
Format:Paperback
I recently reviewed this book for a local networking group, and I really like its honest, straightforward approach. It spells out clearly the challenges and joys of returning to school for working adults, and is both highly realistic and highly motivating. It addresses the "Am I too old?" question in detail, including its relevance in today's career marketplace. I particularly like how the author encourages self-assessment at all stages of the education journey. Like other reviewers, one of my favorite chapters is "Travel Stories," in which respondents talk about what made them decide to return to school, challenges they faced, words of advice they have for others, and more. If you're thinking of returning to school and want someone who can empathize while providing the firm guidance you need, read this book.
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More About the Author

Laura Gilbert left her small Midwestern hometown at seventeen to pursue a degree in music and theater on the East coast. Unprepared for life in the big city, Laura dropped out after two years to regroup. Several years later Laura returned to school as a single mom in need of a career that would adequately support her young family. In the process she met adult students like herself who balanced work, family and school in hopes of a better life. Today Laura holds four degrees including a Ph.D. and J.D. She is a frequent speaker, consultant and coach on topics related to higher education.

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