The Jossey-Bass Reader on School Reform

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  • 552 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This volume offers a definitive collection of articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports on educational reform and its many challenges. From the student teacher interested in educational policy to the new school board member dedicated to school improvement, this distinctive reader is for anyone who cares about innovation and change in the nation′s schools. It contains selected commission reports and other public documents that signal important shifts in the policy arena. Expert contributors share enduring insights and research on critical reform topics. In key sections, they debate controversial issues such as school choice, desegregation, bilingual education, school finance, and student needs, offering diverse policy perspectives and giving readers a rich and seasoned view of the reform landscape. In other sections, they focus on issues of school governance and organization and examine how reforms in teaching, testing, curriculum, and standards are changing classrooms, schools, and the profession of teaching. Grounded in scholarship and filled with wisdom, The Jossey–Bass Reader on School Reform is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of educational change and what we can do to make reform lasting and meaningful.
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Introduction (L. Iura).

Part One: Perspectives on Reform.

The Educational Situation (J. Dewey).

Progress or Regress (D. Tyack & L. Cuban).

Reformers, Radicals, and Romantics (D. Ravitch).

Part Two: Milestones.

Opinion of the Court, Brown v. Board of Education (U.S. Supreme Court).

Soviet Education Far Ahead of U.S. (B. Fine).

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I: Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards––Part A: Improving Basic Grants Operated by School Districts.

Opinion of the Court, Lau v. Nichols (U.S. Supreme Court).

A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform (National Commission on Excellence in Education).

America′s Choice: High Skills or Low Wages! Executive Summary (National Center on Education and the Economy).

Learning a Living: A Blueprint for High Performance––A SCANS Report for America 2000, Executive (Summary Secretary′s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, U.S. Department of Labor).

Goals 2000 Legislation: Increasing Student Achievement Through State and Local Initiatives: Introduction (U.S. Department of Education).

Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS): Overview and Key Findings Across Grade Levels (National Center for Education Statistics).

What Matters Most: Teaching for America′s Future, Executive Summary (National Commission on Teaching and America′s Future).

Part Three: Reform as Response to Social Diversity and Student Needs.

Discussion of School Funding (J. Kozol).

Bilingual Education: The Controversy (R. Rothstein).

The Full–Service Vision: Responding to Critical Needs (J. Dryfoos).

Part Four: Reform as Restructuring the Governance and Organization of Schooling.

Better Schools Through New Institutions: Giving Americans Choice (J. Chubb & T. Moe).

Incentives: Linking Resources, Performance, and Accountability (E. Hanushek).

The Birth of a Movement (J. Nathan).

Following the Plan (L. Olson).

Assessing District Capability (P. Schlechty).

A Mixed Record for Reconstitution Flashes a Yellow Light for Districts (C. Hendrie).

Personalizing Middle Schools (N. Ames & E. Miller).

Part Five: Reform Through Standards, Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment.

Thinking About Education in a Different Way (D. Berliner & B. Biddle).

One Hundred Fifty Years of Testing (R. Rothman).

With 2000 Looming, Chances of Meeting National Goals Iffy (D. Hoff).

A Revolution in One Classroom: The Case of Mrs. Oublier (D. Cohen).

Setting High Standards for Everyone (M. Tucker & J. Codding).

What If We Ended Social Promotion? (R. Hauser).

Nineteen Postulates (J. Goodlad).

Prologue from Horace′s Compromise (T. Sizer).

The Culture of Resistance (R. Evans).
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