Jossey-Bass Reader on School Reform

ISBN-10: 0787955248

ISBN-13: 9780787955243

Edition: 2001

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Description: From the student teacher interested in educational policy to the new school board member dedicated to school improvement, this distinctive reader is for anyone who cares about innovation and change in the nation's schools. The Jossey-Bass Readers on School Reform offers a definitive collection of articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports on educational reform and its many challenges. Containing selected commission reports and other public documents that signal important shifts in the policy arena, you'll listen in as expert contributors debate controversial issues such as school choice, desegregation, bilingual education, school finance, and student needs, offering diverse policy perspectives and giving readers a rich and seasoned view of the reform landscape. You'll also gain insight into issues of school governance and organization and examine how reforms in teaching, testing, curriculum, and standards are changing classrooms, schools, and the profession of teaching. Grounded in scholarship and filled with wisdom, The Jossey-Bass Reader on School Reform is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of educational change and what we can do to make reform lasting and meaningful.

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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Sources
About the Authors
Introduction
Perspectives on Reform
The Educational Situation
Progress or Regress?
Reformers, Radicals, and Romantics
Milestones
Opinion of the Court, Brown v. Board of Education
Soviet Education Far Ahead of U.S.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I: Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards--Part A: Improving Basic Grants Operated by School Districts
Opinion of the Court, Lau v. Nichols
A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform
America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages! Executive Summary
Learning a Living: A Blueprint for High Performance--A SCANS Report for America 2000, Executive Summary
Goals 2000: Increasing Student Achievement Through State and Local Initiatives: Introduction
Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS): Overview and Key Findings Across Grade Levels
What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future, Executive Summary
Reform as Response to Social Diversity and Student Needs
Discussion of School Funding
Bilingual Education: The Controversy
The Full Service Vision: Responding to Critical Needs
Reform as Restructuring the Governance and Organization of Schooling
Better Schools Through New Institutions: Giving Americans Choice
Incentives: Linking Resources, Performance, and Accountability
The Birth of a Movement
Following the Plan
Assessing District Capacity
A Mixed Record for Reconstitution Flashes a Yellow Light for Districts
Personalizing Middle Schools
Reform Through Standards, Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
Thinking About Education in a Different Way
One Hundred Fifty Years of Testing
With 2000 Looming, Chances of Meeting National Goals Iffy
A Revolution in One Classroom: The Case of Mrs. Oublier
Setting High Standards for Everyone
What If We Ended Social Promotion?
Nineteen Postulates
Prologue from Horace's Compromise
The Culture of Resistance
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