Urban Education A Model for Leadership and Policy

ISBN-10: 0415872413

ISBN-13: 9780415872416

Edition: 2012

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Many factors complicate the education of urban students. Among them have been issues related to population density; racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity; poverty; racism (individual and institutional); and funding levels. Although urban educators have been addressing these issues for decades, placing them under the umbrella of "urban education" and treating them as a specific area of practice and inquiry is relatively recent. Despite the wide adoption of the term a consensus about its meaning exists at only the broadest of levels. In short, urban education remains an ill-defined concept.This comprehensive volume addresses this definitional challenge and provides a 3-part conceptual model in which the achievement of equity for all -- regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity ' is an ideal that is central to urban education. The model also posits that effective urban education requires attention to the three central issues that confronts all education systems (a) accountability of individuals and the institutions in which they work, (b) leadership , which occurs in multiple ways and at multiple levels, and (c) learning , which is the raison d'être of education. Just as a three-legged stool would fall if any one leg were weak or missing, each of these areas is essential to effective urban education and affects the others.
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Book details

List price: $61.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Dominic J. Brewer is Gale and Ira Drukier Dean ofnbsp;New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture,nbsp;Education, and Human Development. A labor economistnbsp;specializing in the economics of educationnbsp;and education policy, Brewer has overseen majornbsp;projects focusing on educational productivity andnbsp;teacher issues in both K-12 and higher education.nbsp;Before joining NYU in 2014, Brewer was a professornbsp;in the Rossier School of Education at thenbsp;University of Southern California for nine years andnbsp;was named Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen professornbsp;in 2007. Prior to coming to USC, he was thenbsp;vice president at the RAND Corporation wherenbsp;he directed RAND's education policy researchnbsp;program for more than 5 years. He spearheadednbsp;RAND's effort to assist in major K-12 reformnbsp;in Qatar, the centerpiece of which is a system ofnbsp;charter-like government-funded schools. He is coauthornbsp;of a book detailing this effort, Education fornbsp;a New Era: Design and Implementation of K-12nbsp;Education Reform in Qatar (2007). Brewer alsonbsp;co-led a state-sponsored evaluation of California'snbsp;charter schools and is one of the authors of Rhetoricnbsp;Versus Reality: What We Know and What We Neednbsp;to Know About Vouchers and Charter Schoolsnbsp;(2001). His most recent publications include anbsp;coedited book, Economics of Education (2010),nbsp;and one on urban education, Urban Education: Anbsp;Model for Leadership and Policy (2011). His earliernbsp;work includes empirical analyses of the effects ofnbsp;teachers on student achievement, class size (includingnbsp;a review of the research literature published innbsp;Scientific American), and a book on competitionnbsp;in higher education, In Pursuit of Prestige: Strategynbsp;and Competition in U.S. Higher Education (2001).nbsp;Brewer served as codirector of Policy Analysisnbsp;for California Education (PACE), a policy researchnbsp;collaboration of USC, University of California,nbsp;Berkeley, and Stanford University. He is presidentnbsp;of the Association for Education Finance andnbsp;Policy for 2014-2015; past coeditor of Educationalnbsp;Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), 2010-2012;nbsp;and a fellow of the American Educational Researchnbsp;Association (AERA), elected in 2011. Brewer holdsnbsp;a bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics, andnbsp;economics from the University of Oxford, a master'snbsp;degree in economics from the University ofnbsp;Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a PhD in labor economicsnbsp;from Cornell University.

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