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Deep Change : Cases and Commentary on Schools and Programs of Successful Reform in High Stakes States - Gerald Ponder

Deep Change

Cases and Commentary on Schools and Programs of Successful Reform in High Stakes States

By: Gerald Ponder (Editor), David Strahan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781593111908
Number Of Pages: 376

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This book is about deep change. In a series of research reports and commentaries, it mainly features case studies of powerful reform for the most part in local districts and in individual schools. They are set within the constraints of obvious political realities, essentially the recently legislated and bureaucratically enforced dimensions of high-stakes accountability. In this book, educational practice does not flow only from theory; neither does theory evolve only from educational practice. Rather, practice and theory fruitfully interact, not just some of the time, but most of the time. These accounts of deep change, moreover, are written gracefully, in understandable prose, and largely absent the barnacles of breathless advocacy. To be sure, the accounts are uneven, not as a function of their quality which uncommonly is high, but as a function of their foci and perceived attractiveness

The dailiness, dilemmas, and dialogue of deep changep. 1
Success cycles at hunter elementary : collaboration, culture, commitment and continuityp. 13
Sustaining school reform at hunter elementary : the role of university school partnershipsp. 37
Developing a shared stance toward learning at central elementary schoolp. 47
Continuing a journey toward significance at central elementary schoolp. 65
Powerful learning : creating learning communities in urban school reformp. 87
Inquiry as stance : an administrator-initiated narrative practicep. 107
Negotiating tensions in school reform : efforts to promote a learning community in an urban middle schoolp. 121
Shaping mandates for school reform : practices, problems, possiblitiesp. 141
That dog won't hunt! : exemplary school change efforts within the Kentucky reformp. 153
Reforming schools by reforming relationships : the Bryan leadership development initiativep. 201
Rural school improvement networks : creating possibilities for significance in the 21st centuryp. 229
Migrant educationp. 255
Beating the odds : teaching middle and high school students to read and write wellp. 285
Beyond Islands of exemplary changep. 335
"Scaling up" in turbulent times : small steps and big toward deep changep. 347
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ISBN: 9781593111908
ISBN-10: 1593111908
Series: Research in Curriculum and Instruction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.7