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Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis (January 1995)
A Study of School Decentralization
Dan A. Lewis - Author
Kathryn Nakagawa - Author

"The book combines a concern for the education of African-Americans with a broader concern for urban school politics and the issues of decentralization. This is a powerful combination of issues that this book effectively weaves into a coherent analysis." -- Philip G. Altbach, State University of New York at Buffalo

"The book offers a broad, structural perspective on school reform in the past twenty years. Too often research on ...(Read More)
 
 
Women Leading In Education
Women Leading In Education (November 1994)
Diane M. Dunlap - Editor
Patricia A. Schmuck - Editor

"This book is a remarkable and much needed volume that documents and celebrates women's experiences in educational leadership. The volume is much more than a collection of women's voices: it is a wonderful chorus. The voices are consistently clear, caring, illuminating, and feminist. Men and women who read this will have a better understanding of women's experiences of leading in education and an increased appreciation for those experiences. Further...(Read More)
 
 
Ethical and Social Issues in Professional Education
Ethical and Social Issues in Professional Education (July 1994)
Celeste M. Brody - Editor
James Wallace - Editor

“This book shares personal insight into the development of a professional education program based on the liberal arts. It doesn’t attempt to gloss over the difficulties which are faced in the process or the future challenges which are foreseen. The authors have succeeded in whetting the appetites of those of us who long to see graduate level professional education focus less on the mechanics of practice and more on the ethics of living a...(Read More)
 
 
The Contradictory College
The Contradictory College (July 1994)
The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community College
Kevin J. Dougherty - Author

"In this comprehensive and brilliantly lucid book, Kevin Dougherty considers competing ideas about the community colleges--ideas offered by functionalist advocates, instrumentalist Marxist critics, and institutionalist critics. In offering his own perspective, he sheds new light on the issues. He analyzes how various outcomes occur, identifies an important additional set of players, namely government officials, and specifies how business constrain...(Read More)
 
 
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture (June 1994)
Paul Farber - Editor
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Editor
Gunilla Holm - Editor

Many factors contribute to the way individuals come to an understanding of what schooling is about and where it might be headed. This book explores the role of popular culture in that process.

The authors illustrate how powerful and suggestive images and ideas about teachers, learning, and other aspects of schooling are constructed in the "texts" of various modes of popular culture. As a basis for further inquiry, the book describes important...(Read More)
 
 
Changing American Education
Changing American Education (April 1994)
Recapturing the Past or Inventing the Future?
Kathryn M. Borman - Editor
Nancy P. Greenman - Editor

School change and educational reform are discussed constantly by the media. Despite a decade of frenzied interest, there is little consensus on the most fundamental issues. The terminology of school reform remains unclear, obscured by ideological rhetoric. What is meant by terms such as “school restructuring,” “site-based management,” and “teacher education reform?” This book examines social changes affecting education...(Read More)
 
 
Self and School Success
Self and School Success (April 1994)
Voices and Lore of Inner-City Students
Edwin Farrell - Author

"It is timely and much needed. For the past fifteen years I have said when it comes to urban environments we have studied the wrong youth--the dropouts! This book studies the stay-ins, the survivors, and has much to offer the educational community!"--Dr. Richard P. Lipka, Pittsburg State University

With the problems of the inner-cities reaching catastrophic proportions, Americans must ask themselves whether any young people in...(Read More)
 
 
Principal Succession
Principal Succession (January 1993)
Establishing Leadership in Schools
Ann Weaver Hart - Author

"This book has the potential of being one of the year's most significant works in educational administration.

"Hart has made a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educational administration. She has developed a coherent description of a complex and dynamic phenomenon that provides substantive insights for the researcher-analyst. Additionally she has built a convincing case for new research directions and methodologies that wil...(Read More)
 
 
Reflective Teacher Education
Reflective Teacher Education (September 1992)
Cases and Critiques
Linda Valli - Editor

An increasing number of educators are arguing for conceptually sound reflective or inquiry-oriented teacher education programs. The argument is based on the fact that reflective teaching is possible and the belief that teachers should develop habits of consciously informed action. Those who promote reflective teaching argue for teacher empowerment within a self-renewing profession.

Reflective Teacher Education offers case studies fro...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Personal Theorizing
Teacher Personal Theorizing (September 1992)
Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research
E. Wayne Ross - Editor
Jeffrey Cornett - Editor
Gail McCutcheon - Editor

"It is our opinion that this book represents an important contribution that is well worth reading. We urge the readers of Teaching and Teacher Education to take the time to find this text and read through the chapters themselves. We expect that you will find them to be interesting, provocative, and well worth the effort it takes to search for the book."-- Teaching and Teacher Education

This book examines the relationship b...(Read More)
 
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