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Teacher Education Policy
Teacher Education Policy (August 1992)
Narratives, Stories, and Cases
Hendrik D. Gideonse - Editor

This collection of narratives, stories, and case studies brings to life examples of policy processes that affect teacher educators' work, goals, and accomplishments, including certification, testing, allocation of policy responsibilities, standards, and resources.

Gideonse, a veteran participant in teacher education policy struggles in many different arenas, has provided an invaluable service by pulling together representative contributions t...(Read More)
 
 
Creating Community on College Campuses
Creating Community on College Campuses (July 1992)
Irving J. Spitzberg Jr. - Author
Virginia V. Thorndike - Author

"Building a vital community is a challenge not just for higher learning, but for society at large. In our hard-edged competitive world, more humane, more integrative purposes must be defined. Spitzberg and Thorndike have set forth a thorough and thoughtful report that is sure to enrich the debate over how to make colleges and universities more intellectually and socially vital communities of learning." -- from the foreword by Ernest L. Boyer, Carn...(Read More)
 
 
Curriculum for Utopia
Curriculum for Utopia (July 1992)
Social Reconstructionism and Critical Pedagogy in the Postmodern Era
William B. Stanley - Author

This book examines the relationship between contemporary forms of critical theory and social reconstructionism, as they relate and contribute to the construction of a radical theory of education. It illustrates many of the persistent issues, problems, and goals of radical educational reform, including the importance of developing a language of possibility, utopian thought, and the critical competence necessary to reveal and deconstruct forms of opp...(Read More)
 
 
Emergent Issues in Education
Emergent Issues in Education (July 1992)
Comparative Perspectives
Robert F. Arnove - Editor
Philip G. Altbach - Editor
Gail P. Kelly - Editor

In Emergent Issues in Education, leading scholars in comparative education and in the politics, sociology, anthropology, and economics of education illuminate worldwide trends in critical issues that confront policymakers and practitioners in different national settings.

Among the topics raised and analyzed are the organization, governance, and financing of education; the content of curriculum, texts, and tests; and t...(Read More)
 
 
Images of American Life
Images of American Life (July 1992)
A History of Ideological Management in Schools, Movies, Radio, and Television
Joel Spring - Author

This book analyzes the effect of political and economic forces on the ideas and values disseminated to the general public by schools, movies, radio, and television. The author shows how similar and conflicting political and economic pressures influence education, movies, and broadcasting. The book provides an understanding of how ideas are shaped in American society by the interplay between government power, private enterprise, and organized advoc...(Read More)
 
 
In Teachers' Hands
In Teachers' Hands (July 1992)
Investigating the Practices of Classroom Assessment
Richard J. Stiggins - Author
Nancy Faires Conklin - Author

This book marks the starting point of a profound shift in assessment priorities, detailing the results of a decade-long program of research on classroom assessment environments. It demonstrates how important sound classroom assessments are to student well-being, and provides insights into the complex demands of day-to-day classroom assessment on teachers who have been taught little about assessment in their training programs.

As a nation, we...(Read More)
 
 
Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation
Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation (July 1992)
Imperatives for Mathematics Educators
Thomas A. Romberg - Editor

Are current testing practices consistent with the goals of the reform movement in school mathematics? If not, what are the alternatives? How can authentic performance in mathematics be assessed?

These and similar questions about tests and their uses have forced those advocating change to examine the way in which mathematical performance data is gathered and used in American schools. This book provides recent views on the issues surrounding...(Read More)
 
 
Time to Write
Time to Write (July 1992)
The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write
John Sylvester Lofty - Author

"In the world of language education, there emerge few books that have an immediate and telling message--books that startle by the very simplicity and obviousness of what they say. John Lofty has given us just such a volume. One could see the book as another 'critical' attack on schools as they are presently constituted; like Shaughnessy and Heath, Lofty is above that easy answer, and like them he writes out of love for all those he describes. A...(Read More)
 
 
Black Resistance in High School
Black Resistance in High School (March 1992)
Forging a Separatist Culture
R. Patrick Solomon - Author

This book investigates and brings into focus the formidable issues of racial culture left undeveloped in research on multiracial school populations in the United States, Britain, and Canada. Through ethnographic research, the author presents significant and provocative insight into the formation of black self-concept, and captures the complex interplay between black students' accommodation to the official achievement ideology and their resistance t...(Read More)
 
 
Effective Communication for Academic Chairs
Effective Communication for Academic Chairs (March 1992)
Mark Hickson III - Editor
Don W. Stacks - Editor

"This book should be in the library of every department head or aspiring department head. It treats the most vexing problems of a departmental administrator completely and competently." -- Don Richardson, Auburn University

This handbook examines the communication aspects of the management position in academia. Most academic department chairs are not trained in management skills, including communication strategies. While previous works have...(Read More)
 
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