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Splintered Accountability
Splintered Accountability (April 2010)
State Governance and Education Reform
Arnold F. Shober - Author

Detailed study of how real education reform works.

The No Child Left Behind Act declared that improving education in every school in the United States was a top national priority. However, this act did not acknowledge how state departments of education have successfully constructed reforms for the past few decades, despite the power struggle between governors, legislators, school districts, and state boa...(Read More)
 
 
Teachers Learning in Community
Teachers Learning in Community (March 2010)
Realities and Possibilities
Betty Lou Whitford - Editor
Diane R. Wood - Editor

Raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities.

This book raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities given the current political and structural realities of public schools. The culmination of six years of research in five states, it explores real-world efforts to establish le...(Read More)
 
 
Decision Making for Educational Leaders
Decision Making for Educational Leaders (January 2010)
Underexamined Dimensions and Issues
Bob L. Johnson Jr. - Author
Sharon D. Kruse - Author

A guide to decision making for school administrators.

Why another book on decision making? In this increasingly complex world, there are many tensions inherent in the daily practice of educational leaders. This book illuminates these tensions, and acknowledges the reality that there are already multiple approaches to decision making in any educational context. The authors offer a guide to integrate the influences o...(Read More)
 
 
The Practice of School Reform
The Practice of School Reform (October 2009)
Lessons from Two Centuries
James Nehring - Author
Larry Cuban - Foreword by

Provides practical advice for educators struggling for change.

Former high school teacher, school leader, activist, consultant, and now professor of education James Nehring combines vivid case studies with practical suggestions to describe how the system works to thwart good schools and what educators can do to improve them. In this book he paints the big picture of school reform in the United States, deftly distil...(Read More)
 
 
California in a Time of Excellence
California in a Time of Excellence (March 2009)
School Reform at the Crossroads of the American Dream
James Andrew LaSpina - Author

Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.

California in a Time of Excellence follows the Golden State’s efforts to reform its public school system from 1983 to the present. Beginning with progressive curriculum reform initiatives that were launched even before the National Commission on Excellence in Education (NCEE) issued A Nation at Risk ...(Read More)
 
 
The First Time Effect
The First Time Effect (January 2009)
The Impact of Study Abroad on College Student Intellectual Development
Joshua S. McKeown - Author

A fresh look at study abroad programs on American college and university campuses.

Study abroad programs on American college and university campuses are booming, with a national goal of sending abroad one million students within ten years. In this timely and thought-provoking look at the benefits of studying abroad, Joshua S. McKeown moves beyond the acknowledged cultural and li...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Inquiry
The Politics of Inquiry (January 2009)
Education Research and the "Culture of Science"
Benjamin Baez - Author
Deron Boyles - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.

In The Politics of Inquiry, Benjamin Baez and Deron Boyles critique recent trends in education research to argue against the “culture of science.” Using the ...(Read More)
 
 
School Choice Policies and Outcomes
School Choice Policies and Outcomes (October 2008)
Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives
Walter Feinberg - Editor
Christopher Lubienski - Editor

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

Perhaps no school reform has generated as much interest and controversy in recent years as the proposal to have parents select their children’s schools. Opponents of school choice fear that rolling back the government’s role will lead to profit-driven financial scandals, sectarianism, and increased class and racial isolation. Sch...(Read More)

 
 
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker (August 2008)
Equal Opportunity and Efficiency
Deanna L. Michael - Author

Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.

The United States is once again actively pursuing educational reform with the expressed goals of increasing efficiency and improving the quality of education, while leaving no child behind. Although these themes have been recast in contemporary terms, this boo...(Read More)
 
 
Grade Inflation
Grade Inflation (July 2008)
Academic Standards in Higher Education
Lester H. Hunt - Editor

An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.

This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics ...(Read More)
 
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