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Misguided Education Reform

Author : Nancy E. Bailey
ISBN : 9781475803587
Genre : Education
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Misguided Education Reform: Debating the Impact on Students argues for reforms that will help, not hurt, America’s public school students. Early childhood education, testing, reading, special education, discipline, loss of the arts, and school facilities, are all areas experiencing reform in the wrong direction.

Losing America S Schools

Author : Nancy E. Bailey
ISBN : 9781475828634
Genre : Education
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Losing America’s Schools: The Fight to Reclaim Public Education is a call to save one of the last great democratic institutions in America. Corporatization, charter schools, misleading claims of skill gaps, the loss of Separation of Church and State, deprofessionalization, and the over–use of technology all threaten the existence of the schools that belong to all Americans. This book addresses the problems surrounding those issues, and is a tribute to the groups and individuals who are fighting draconian reforms in order to save our public schools.

The Misdirection Of Education Policy

Author : Nancy DaFoe
ISBN : 9781475828337
Genre : Education
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The Misdirection of Education Policy poses critically important questions about the wisdom of American public education policy and reform initiatives. The approach suggested here is designed to offer an arterial that allows students and teachers to do more than simply prepare for STEM careers; it advocates for an education that helps people navigate life by becoming explorers who remain curious and analytical about their world.

What Works May Hurt

Author : Yong Zhao
ISBN : 9780807759059
Genre : Education
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Medical products are required to disclose both their intended outcomes and known side effects. Educational policy and practice, however, carries no such labels. Thus, teachers, school leaders, and the public are not told, for example, that "This program helps improve your students' reading scores, but it may make them hate reading forever," or that "School choice may improve test scores of some students, but it may lead to the collapse of American public education." In his new book, Yong Zhao, distinguished professor and specialist in education policy, shines a light on the long-ignored phenomenon of side effects of education policies and practices, bringing a fresh and perhaps surprising perspective to evidence-based practices and policies. Identifying the adverse effects of some of the "best" educational interventions with examples from classrooms to boardrooms, the author investigates causes and offers clear recommendations. This volume will help the field of education to advance beyond the extreme pendulum swings that characterize today's school reform efforts.

The Origins Of The Common Core

Author : D. Owens
ISBN : 9781137482686
Genre : Education
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Owens provides a historical analysis of the ideological movements and reform efforts leading to the Common Core State Standards, beginning with conservative criticism of public schools in the 1930s and culminating in a convergence of the political right and left in efforts to systemically reform education based on free market principles.

Educational Standards

Author : David L. Hudson
ISBN : 9781438105970
Genre : Education
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The public education system in the United States has always been a pressing matter, subject to continuous debate. Sweeping educational reforms passed in 2001 sharply divided teachers and policy makers over the direction of our nation's schools. This work explores both sides of the debate surrounding this critical issue.

Policy And Politics In Teacher Education

Author : John Furlong
ISBN : 9781317990123
Genre : Education
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During the last 20 years, governments around the world have paid increasing attention to the recruitment, preparation, and retention of teachers. Teacher supply and teacher quality have become significant policy issues, taken up by policy-makers at the highest levels. This is because teachers are now seen by many governments as the ‘lynch-pin’ of educational, economic and social reform. This volume grew out of a recognition by the Editors of the growing significance of teacher education policy and a curiosity about international trends and differences. The book brings together nine papers from leading academics around the world: from the UK (England and Scotland), the USA, Australia, Singapore and Belgium, plus a joint paper comparing Namibia and the USA. Taken together, the papers reveal the complexities and contradictions of international trends. On the one hand, they demonstrate that there is indeed a common direction of travel along the lines encouraged by international bodies such as the OECD. At the same time however, the papers also reveal important differences among countries in terms of how they are addressing common aspirations as well as some apparent contradictions within the policies of individual nations. This book was based on the special issue of Teachers and Teaching.

Successful Schools

Author : Tim Brighouse
ISBN : 1872452299
Genre : Educational planning
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Education Reforms

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ISBN : MINN:31951D03556104W
Genre : Education and state
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Current Issues And Trends In Education

Author : Jerry Aldridge
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110284580
Genre : Education
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"Current Issues and Trends in Education" synthesizes political, theoretical, social, and practical topics in a 21st Century context and promotes multicultural education, technology, and gender issues. This text is accessible enough to be used in an introductory education class and yet sophisticated enough to serve as a graduate textbook. It is comprehensive in dealing with issues facing educators today, such as demographics, changing perceptions and research of human development and learning, and education in nontraditional settings. Its four parts cover 1) "Political, Economic, and Historical Issues and Trends," 2) "Evolving Notions of Human Development and Learning," 3) "Changing Views of Instruction," and 4) "Issues in Accommodating Differences."

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