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Transforming Schools : Garland Reference Library of Social Science - Peter W. Cookson, Jr.

Transforming Schools

Garland Reference Library of Social Science

Paperback Published: 1st May 1995
ISBN: 9780815315339
Number Of Pages: 607

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Government policies at the state, local, and federal levels have always shaped the daily lives of U.S. schools. Issues of equity and access dominate, and the newer issue of global competition is also important. This volume of essays by noted theorists and practitioners considers current educational policy issues. Topics and contributors include: Achievement and Mobility-Aaron Pallas; Tracking-Maureen Hallinan; Dropouts-Gary Natriello; Governing the Big-City School System-Kenneth Wong; International and Comparative Analysis-Rolland Paulston; Politics of a National Curriculum-Michael Apple; School Leadership-James Cibulka; Parental and Community Involvement-Mary Driscoll; Advocacy-Judith Cohen; Reform and Policy-Kathy Borman, et al. An index is provided.

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"This is an antidote to the cynicism and disillusionment with schools and other institutions in society. Yes, we can transform the schools, but it will take knowledge and ideas...this book has both." -Anne Lieberman, Professor and Co-Director, National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST), Teachers College, Columbia University

Schooling, Achievement, and Mobilityp. 11
Tracking and Detracking Practices: Relevance for Learningp. 35
Parental Ties to the School and Community and Mathematics Achievementp. 57
Reading Reality More Carefully Than Books: A Structural Approach to Race and Class Differences in Adolescent Educational Performancep. 81
Dropouts: Definitions, Causes, Consequences, and Remediesp. 107
Mapping Knowledge Perspectives in Studies of Educational Changep. 137
Expanding Definitions of Learning and Teaching: Notes from the MI Undergroundp. 181
Thinking Like a Fish: The Implications of the Image of School Community for Connections between Parents and Schoolsp. 209
Education Reform and Policy Implicationsp. 237
Schools Must Do More for Children - Child Advocacy as an Educational Responsibilityp. 267
The Context of Cultural Inventions: Learning and Curriculump. 309
The Role of Standards and Assessments in National Reformp. 329
The Politics of a National Curriculump. 345
High School Curriculum Differentiation and Postsecondary Outcomesp. 371
Policy, Knowledge, and Power: Some Issues for the Study of Educational Reformp. 413
Can the Big-City School System Be Governed?p. 457
Administrative Leadership and the Crisis in the Study of Educational Administration: Technical Rationality and Its Aftermathp. 489
Privatization: Integrating Private Services in Public Schoolsp. 537
Why School Choice? A Question of Valuesp. 561
Contributorsp. 583
Indexp. 587
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ISBN: 9780815315339
ISBN-10: 0815315333
Series: Garland Reference Library of Social Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 607
Published: 1st May 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1

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