Pushing Against the Compassionate Conservative Agenda
Release Date: September 25, 2017
"In response to the nationwide attacks on education in the name of educational reform packaged in No Child Left Behind, general analyses and local accounts of these attacks, as well as arguments on behalf of 'authentic educational reform' are badly needed.... This volume offers a useful combination...
by Charlene Tan
Release Date: February 22, 2016
For over a decade, Mainland China has been embarking on an ambitious nation-wide education reform ('New Curriculum Reform') for its basic education. The reform reflects China’s propensity to borrow selected educational policies from elsewhere, particularly North America and Europe. Chinese scholars...
This book examines what equity means in a nation where the schools are becoming more diverse. The authors consider how well our educational reform policies, often framed in the language of equity and opportunity, measure up to the challenges of achieving equity in a diverse nation. While there is...
by Amanda Datnow, Lea Hubbard, Hugh Mehan
Release Date: November 2, 2005
In an effort to improve student achievement, thousands of US schools have adopted school reform models devised externally by universities and other organizations. Such models have been successful in improving individual schools or groups of schools, but what happens when educational reform attempts...
Release Date: December 29, 2017
In this book, the authors pursue quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches, conducting hundreds of large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews in 679 schools, 67 counties and 13 provinces throughout China. They also conducted longitudinal case studies in five municipalities and provinces...
by Nicole Mockler, Susan Groundwater-Smith
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education challenges the language used in education by linking the language of both the public and professional domains with the changing intentions of the governance of education. Exploring various issues, which embody the many manifestations...
by Ruiquan Gao, Guanjun Wu
Release Date: July 27, 2018
China's Education Reform: Current Issues and New Horizons collects important research findings of education studies on China conducted by the academics at East China Normal University (ECNU) in recent years. The book covers topics including the rebuilding of contemporary Chinese education reform,...
This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow...
by Benjamin Michael Superfine
Release Date: July 29, 2008
Since the desegregation of public schools in the 1950s, the concept of standards-based reform has become a central topic within educational policy. Every American state is now required to enact standards-based reform policies while shifting responsibility away from the government and holding schools...
This book introduces and explores the nature of large scale reform, and offers a fresh insight into the importance of social capital and professional development leadership for teachers and school management. It synthesizes research on the role of the professional development leader and the importance...
by Steven P. Jones
Release Date: August 1, 2015
There is a story going around about the public schools and the people who teach in them—a story about how awful our nation’s teachers are and why we should blame teachers for the poor state of our public schools. But is the story about teachers right or fair? Why do so many people point fingers...
Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform
by Helen Janc Malone
Release Date: December 15, 2009
“You won’t find a better book on whole-system change that covers so much ground in such an accessible form than Leading Educational Change!”—From the Foreword by Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE, University of Toronto“This book tackles critical issues...
Improving Implementation of Standards to Increase Student Achievement
by Linda R. Vogel
Release Date: November 16, 2010
Standards-based education (SBE) has been the dominant educational reform movement since the early 1980s, reinforced by federal and state accountability systems. This book examines the efforts of educational leaders in implementing SBE to improve student achievement in a variety of demographic contexts...
by Elizabeth Anderson Worden
Release Date: February 18, 2014
National identity in Moldova remains contested despite repeated attempts by governments, historians, and educators to cultivate a shared sense of national belonging through the development of history textbooks. Concern over professional status and distrust of the government’s motivations halted...