Flat World and Education How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future

ISBN-10: 0807749621

ISBN-13: 9780807749623

Edition: 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Linda Darling-Hammond, Dana Frantz Bentley

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As America enters the 21st century, U.S. students continue to slip behind in the world's rankings in science and math. Yet, at the same time, state prison budgets are increasing nearly three times as fast as budgets for education. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond, a chief education advisor to President Barack Obama, a bestselling author, and a nationally recognized leader in education reform, explores how America's performance globally is linked to the minority-majority achievement gap at home.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 8/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University where she has launched the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network. She has also served as faculty sponsor for the Stanford Teacher Education Program. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and member of the National Academy of Education. Her research, teaching, and policy work focus on issues of school restructuring, teacher quality and educational equity. From 1994-2001, she served as executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, a blue-ribbon panel whose 1996 report, What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future, led to sweeping policy changes affecting teaching and teacher education. In 2006, this report was named one of the most influential affecting U.S. education and Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation's ten most influential people affecting educational policy over the last decade. Among Darling-Hammond's more than 300 publications are Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and be Able to Do (with John Bransford, for the National Academy of Education, winner of the Pomeroy Award from AACTE), Teaching as the Learning Profession: A Handbook of Policy and Practice (Jossey-Bass: 1999) (co-edited with Gary Sykes), which received the National Staff Development Council's Outstanding Book Award for 2000; and The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Schools that Work, recipient of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Book Award for 1998.

Series Foreword
The Flat World, Educational Inequality, and America's Future
Education in Our Flat and Changing World
How America Is Losing Ground
How Policy Can Matter
The Legacy of Educational Inequality
What Must Be Done?
The Anatomy of Inequality: How the Opportunity Gap Is Constructed
Poverty and Lack of Social Supports
Limited Early Learning Opportunities
Resegregation and Unequal Schooling
Unequal Access to Qualified Teachers
Lack of Access to High-Quality Curriculum
Dysfunctional Learning Environments
New Standards and Old Inequalities: How Testing Narrows and Expands the Opportunity Gap
The Prospects and Pitfalls of Standards-Based Reform
Testing Without Investing
When New Standards Meet Ongoing Inequalities
Inequality on Trial: Does Money Make a Difference?
The Legality of Unequal School Funding
How Money Makes a Difference
Litigating for Adequacy
Under What Conditions Can Money Matter?
A Tale of Three States: What Happens When States Invest Strategically (or Don't)
The Cases of Connecticut and North Carolina: Strategic Resources Used Well
The Case of California: When Mismanagement Meets Aggressive Neglect
The Moral of the Stories
Steady Work: How Countries Build Successful Systems
The Finnish Success Story
Koreas Climb to Extraordinary Attainment
How Singapore Became a "Learning Nation"
Educational Leap Frog: The Common Practices of Steeply Improving Countries
Doing What Matters Most: Developing Competent Teaching
A Global Contrast
Building an Infrastructure for Quality Teaching
Organizing for Success: From Inequality to Quality
The Need for Major Redesign
Designing Schools for Teaching and Learning
Creating Systems of Successful Schools
Policy for Quality and Equality: Toward Genuine School Reform
Meaningful Student Learning
Intelligent, Reciprocal Accountability
Equitable and Adequate Resources
Strong Professional Practice
Schools Organized for Student and Teacher Learning
About the Author
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