State of Education Policy Research

ISBN-10: 0805858342
ISBN-13: 9780805858341
Edition: 2007
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Description: "The State of Education Policy Research "is a comprehensive, insightful evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of education policy research in the U.S. today. Editors Susan Fuhrman, David Cohen, and Fritz Mosher examine key issues facing  More...

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Book details

List price: $123.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

"The State of Education Policy Research "is a comprehensive, insightful evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of education policy research in the U.S. today. Editors Susan Fuhrman, David Cohen, and Fritz Mosher examine key issues facing policymakers and researchers including race, education equity, teacher quality, early education, privatization, and the politics of education policy. Collectively, the chapters present a complex mosaic of education policy research that integrates the views of policy experts from education, economics, and related disciplines. Important topics discussed in this influential new text include: Politics of education-- Covers research on key political groups including teachers' unions, business roundtables, parent and/or religious advocates, as well as state and federal lawmakers. Race-- Discusses race as an issue as well as a non-issue and includes a discussion of the testing gap. State policies-- Provides an overview of state policies directed at improving teacher quality and discusses the reality of a teacher shortage. National Trends-- Analyzes current trends toward centralization and standardization and the growing influence of federal and state mandates. This book is appropriate for advanced courses in education administration, politics, and policy. It will also appeal to policy researchers in education, economics, and political science, to policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels and to the academic libraries serving them.

David K. Cohen is John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction to Education Policy Research
Philosophical Issues in Education Policy Research
The Making and Effects of Education Policy
The Politics of Education: Influencing Policy and Beyond
Educational Governance in the United States: Where Are We? How Did We Get Here? Why Should We Care?
Policy and Practice
New Political Economy of Public Education: Policy and Research
As Moths to a Flame: Education Policy Research and the Controversial Issues of Race
The Making and Effects of Education Policy: Commentary. Policy, Politics, Institutions, and Markets
Policy as Resource Allocation
Causality, Causality, Causality: The View of Education Inputs and Outputs From Economics
The Elusiveness of Educational Equity: From Revenues to Resources to Results
Policy as Resource Allocation: Commentary
Across the Sectors
Boundaries With Early Childhood Education: The Significance of the Early Childhood Frontier for Elementary and Secondary Education
Separation of K-12 and Postsecondary Education Policymaking: Evolution, Impact, and Research Needs
Across the Sectors: Commentary. Border Crossings: On the Relations Between the Major Age-Graded Education Systems in the United States
The Role of Education Research
Knowledge and Policy
Learning, Teaching and Keeping the Conversation Going: The Links Between Research, Policy, and Practice
Research In, Research Out: The Role of Research in the Development and Scale-Up of Success for All
The Role of Education Research: Commentary. Can We Influence Education Reform Through Research?
Policy and Professionals
Misdiagnosing the Teacher Quality Problem
The Changing and Chaotic World of Teacher Policy
Policy and Professionals: Commentary
In Conclusion
Conclusion: A Review of Policy and Research in Education
Author Index
Subject Index

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