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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 Little School System That Could
The Little School System That Could (March 2008)
Transforming a City School District
Daniel L. Duke - Author

Examines, from four organizational perspectives, Virginia’s Manassas Park City School’s ten-year turnaround.

The Little School System That Could is a story about transformation. In 1995, equipped with not much more than a vision of the quality education that urban students deserved, Tom DeBolt, the new superintendent of the Manassas Park School System, set into motion a series of reforms that tra...(Read More)
Student Voice in School Reform
Student Voice in School Reform (February 2008)
Building Youth-Adult Partnerships That Strengthen Schools and Empower Youth
Dana L. Mitra - Author

Examines a high school that sought to increase student participation in its reform process.

High schools continue to be places that isolate, alienate, and disengage students. But what would happen if students were viewed as part of the solution in schools rather than part of the problem? This book examines the emergence of “student voice” at one high school in the San Francisco Bay area where educat...(Read More)

Democratic Dilemmas
Democratic Dilemmas (May 2007)
Joint Work, Education Politics, and Community
Julie A. Marsh - Author

Explores how to engage citizens in the process of educational improvement.

Drawing on three years of field research and extensive theoretical and empirical literature, Democratic Dilemmas chronicles the day-to-day efforts of educators and laypersons working together to advance student learning in two California school districts. Julie A. Marsh reveals how power, values, organizational climates, and trust...(Read More)
Stories of the Eight-Year Study
Stories of the Eight-Year Study (March 2007)
Reexamining Secondary Education in America
Craig Kridel - Author
Robert V. Bullough Jr. - Author
John I. Goodlad - Foreword by

Winner of the 2008 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Award

An in-depth analysis of one of the most important educational experiments of the twentieth century.

Presenting the first complete history of the Progressive Education Association’s Eight-Year Study, which took place during the 1930s and the 1940s, this book corrects common misinterpretations of one of the most impor...(Read More)

Reforming Schools
Reforming Schools (July 2006)
Working within a Progressive Tradition during Conservative Times
Jesse Goodman - Author

Portrays the progressive school reform work of the Harmony Education Center over a 12-year period.

In Reforming Schools, Jesse Goodman discusses the possibilities, struggles, and complexities involved in reforming today’s schools. Drawing from his own experiences at the Harmony Education Center—a progressive educational center he helped establish in 1990—Goodman offers a vision of how to...(Read More)
Meaningful Urban Education Reform
Meaningful Urban Education Reform (February 2005)
Confronting the Learning Crisis in Mathematics and Science
Kathryn M. Borman - and Associates

Summarizes findings of a long-term study of math and science education reforms in Chicago, El Paso, Memphis, and Miami.

Based on a three-year study of the National Science Foundation's Urban Systemic Initiative, Meaningful Urban Education Reform is an overview of recent attempts to change teaching in mathematics and science in urban environments. The book evaluates the impact of educational reform on urban scho...(Read More)
Talking about a Revolution
Talking about a Revolution (March 2004)
The Languages of Educational Reform
Jacqueline Cossentino - Author

Analyzes how teachers attempt to translate the language of reform into pedagogical action.

Talking about a Revolution
tells the story of school reform from the perspective of teachers engaged in it, illuminating the complexity of teachers' roles in transforming policy into practice. Al, Brian, and Camille teach at a large, comprehensive high school in a suburb of a major mid-western city. They use the languages of ed...(Read More)
A Good Little School
A Good Little School (February 2004)
Carole G. Basile - Author
John I. Goodlad - Foreword by

An inspiring story of the student-centered learning that can take place in a democratic, caring school.

A Good Little School
pays homage to Jefferson County Open School, a public school of choice with a thirty-year history of providing an alternative education for students in K-12. Chronicled in this book are the personal experiences and anecdotes of teachers, parents, and students within the school, and how their co...(Read More)
Community Action for School Reform
Community Action for School Reform (August 2003)
Howell S. Baum - Author

Presents an innovative community approach to educational improvement.

Community Action for School Reform
tells the story of a partnership between Baltimore community activists and a university as they created an organization to improve neighborhood schools. The book examines the challenges they faced, such as persuading community members that they had the necessary knowledge to do something about the schools, startin...(Read More)
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