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When School Reform Goes Wrong

ISBN-10: 0807748102
ISBN-13: 9780807748107
Edition: 2007
Authors: Nel Noddings
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Description: In this much-needed volume, Nel Noddings uses her extensive experience at every level of schooling to challenge the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Noddings invites readers to think critically about the ideas underlying NCLB, the reform movement  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330

In this much-needed volume, Nel Noddings uses her extensive experience at every level of schooling to challenge the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Noddings invites readers to think critically about the ideas underlying NCLB, the reform movement that shaped it, and the processes it has put into play. She considers such questions as, Is money the answer to raising test scores? Are failing schools mainly attended by poor children, or are all of our schools failing? Do all students need courses in advanced mathematics, physics, and chemistry? Should special education students be expected to meet the same standards as regular students? Does one standard curriculum serve the needs and interests of all students? Does our current system of schooling undermine the democracy it should support?

A Prefatory Note
Introduction
School Reform
The First Reform Movement
A Second Reform Movement
Today's Reform Movement
No Child Left Behind
Educational and Philosophical Differences
A Closer Look at Recent Reform
Words
Lanaguage to Dissemble
Political Correctness
The Language of Reform
Equality
Equality as Sameness
Equal Opportunity
Accountability
Responsibility
Accountability and Learning
Accountability and Health and Safety
Standards
Content Standards
Performance Standards
Opportunity-to-Learn Standards
Testing
Testing and Intellectual Growth
High Stakes
Waste and Corruption
Choice
School Choice
Real Choice
The Moral of the Story
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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