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The Flat World and Education

The Flat World and Education

How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future

  • Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 9780807770627
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 394
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Argues that the education system in America needs to make drastic changes in order to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that protects every child's right to learn.

The flat world and education

The flat world and education

  • Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780807749623
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 394
  • View: 5360
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Drawing on her broad experience, Darling-Hammond examines the roots of the U.S. modern education system and shows how the skills required for our 21st-century global economy cannot be learned in traditional education systems, which have been in place since the early 1900s. She identifies an "opportunity gap" that has evolved as new kinds of learning have become necessary - a gap where low-income students, students of colour, and English language learners often do not have the same access as others to qualified teachers, high-quality curriculum, and well-resourced classrooms. After setting the stage on current conditions in the U.S., Darling-Hammond offers a coherent approach for effective reform that focusses on creating successful systems, inducting and supporting quality teachers, designing effecting schools, establishing strong professional practice, and providing equitable and sufficient resources. The Flat World and Educationlays out what the U.S. needs to do in order to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that ensures every child the right to learn.

Education Research in the Public Interest

Education Research in the Public Interest

Social Justice, Action, and Policy

  • Author: Gloria Ladson-Billings,William F. Tate
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807774332
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Acclaimed African American scholar and teacher educator Gloria Ladson-Billings examines the field of teacher education through the accomplishments and contributions of well-known African American teacher educators—Lisa Delpit, Carl Grant, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Geneva Gay, Cherry McGee Banks, William Tate, and Joyce King. Using in-depth interviews and storytelling, Ladson-Billings depicts deeply personal portraits of these scholars’ experiences to confront race and racism, not only theoretically, but within their everyday professional lives in “the Big House” of the academy. Ladson-Billings gives these portraits even greater resonance and meaning by pairing these teacher educators with historical figures—such as Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, and Charlotte Forten—whose contributions to the struggle for social justice are a wellspring of hope and courage to all educators, and a tribute to African Americans whose political, scientific, and spiritual efforts made life better for us all. This compelling book is important reading for all educators who want to transform teacher education for the better. “The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is enthused and excited about Ladson-Billings’s dynamic and provoking scholarship. Its focus on outstanding African American teacher educators is a major contribution to teacher education literature. This cutting-edge research is likely to prompt some of the best of unconventional teacher education thought.” —David G. Imig, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education “In this moving and original book, Gloria Ladson-Billings offers complex insights about the politics of scholarship, the experiences of scholars of color in universities, and the larger enterprise of teaching and teacher education for social justice.” —Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Lynch School of Education, Boston College and President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for 2004–05.

Class Rules

Class Rules

Exposing Inequality in American High Schools

  • Author: Peter W. Cookson,Jr
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807772577
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 161
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Class Rules challenges the popular myth that high schools are the “Great Equalizers.” In his groundbreaking study, Cookson demonstrates that adolescents undergo different class rites of passage depending on the social-class composition of the high school they attend. Drawing on stories of schools and individual students, the author shows that where a student goes to high school is a major influence on his or her social class trajectory. Class Rules is a penetrating, original examination of the role education plays in blocking upward mobility for many children. It offers a compelling vision of an equitable system of schools based on the full democratic rights of students. Book Features: Provides a fresh, dynamic way of understanding educational inequality and social reproduction.Offers a breakthrough social/psychological theory of how adolescents acquire class consciousness.Compares the cultures and curricula of five American high schools focusing on the class composition of their students. “This highly readable and original book illuminates why we don’t have open class warfare in our society, despite huge inequalities. Peter Cookson shows how schools reproduce classes through institutional practices that forge class-based consciousness. He also suggests how education might be changed.” —Caroline Hodges Persell, professor emerita of sociology, New York University “Cookson does a superb job of analyzing the powerful forces in our schools that reinforce the racial, ethnic, and social-class structures our nation hopes to overcome. Breaking out of one’s social class was always hard but may now be harder than in previous decades. Cookson reminds us of what high schools can be, the great equalizers, institutions for promoting America’s finest values.” —David Berliner, Regents’ professor emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Achieving Equity for Latino Students

Achieving Equity for Latino Students

Expanding the Pathway to Higher Education Through Public Policy

  • Author: Frances Contreras
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 080775210X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1998
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Despite their numbers, Latinos continue to lack full and equal participation in all facets of American life, including education. This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K–12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students. The author draws upon institutional, national, and statewide data sets, as well as interviews among students, teachers, and college administrators, to explore the role that public policies play in educating Latino students. The book concludes with specific recommendations that aim to raise achievement, college transition rates, and success among Latino students across the preschool through college continuum. Chapters cover high dropout rates, access to college-preparation resources, testing and accountability, financial aid, the Dream Act, and affirmative action.

Excellence for All

Excellence for All

How a New Breed of Reformers is Transforming America's Public Schools

  • Author: Jack Schneider
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 0826518109
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 190
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By the early twenty-first century, a startling consensus had emerged about the overall aim of American school reform. In an era of political discord, and in a field historically known for contentiousness, the notion of promoting educational excellence for all students was a distinct point of bipartisan agreement. Shaped by a corps of entrepreneurial reformers intent on finding "what works" and taking it to scale, this hybrid vision won over the nation's most ambitious and well-resourced policy leaders at foundations and nonprofits, in state and federal government, and in urban school districts from coast to coast. "Excellence for all" might, at first glance, appear to be nothing more than a rhetorical flourish. Who, after all, would oppose the idea of a great education for every student? Yet it is hardly a throwaway phrase. Rather, it represents a surprising fusion of educational policy approaches that had been in tense opposition throughout the twentieth century--those on the right favoring social efficiency, and those on the left supporting social justice. This book seeks to understand why the "excellence for all" vision took hold at the time it did, unpacks the particular beliefs and assumptions embedded in it, and details the often informal coalition building that produced this period of consensus. Examining the nation's largest urban school districts (Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York), the author details three major reform efforts in chapters titled "The Right Space: The Small Schools Movement"; "The Right Teachers: Teach for America"; and "The Right Curriculum: Expanding Advanced Placement."

School

School

The Story of American Public Education

  • Author: Sarah Mondale
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807042212
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 243
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Published to coincide with the PBS special on public education, this collection of writings by the nation's most renowned historians of education chronicles the story of America's grand experiment in public education.

Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education

Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education

Improving Policy and Practice

  • Author: James A. Banks,Marcelo Suárez-Orozco,Miriam Ben-Peretz
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807775215
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Mass migration and globalization are creating new and deep challenges to education systems the world over. In this volume, some of the world’s leading researchers in multicultural education and immigration discuss critical issues related to cultural sustainability, structural inclusion, and social cohesion. The authors consider how global migration is forcing nation-states to reexamine and reinvent the ways in which they socialize and educate diverse groups for citizenship and civic engagement. These chapters also address how schools can help migrant and immigrant groups attain the knowledge, values, and skills required to become fully participating citizens, while retaining important aspects of their home, community, languages, and culture. Case studies from the United States and Israel are used to illustrate how these concepts are manifested in two immigrant nations. Contributors: Tali Aderet-German, Ayman K. Agbaria, James A. Banks, Zvi Bekerman, Miriam Ben-Peretz, Amy K. Marks, Minas Michikyan, John P. Myers, Sonia Nieto, Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Guadalupe Valdés, and Gregory White “An invaluable guide to understanding the multiple complexities and challenges involved in designing a transformative multicultural civic education.” —Robert F. Arnove, Indiana University, Bloomington “This impressive volume offers valuable insights to teachers, teacher educators, and researchers concerned with preparing youth to be participating democratic citizens.” —Carole L. Hahn, Emory University “This important book outlines a set of urgent issues for both scholars and practitioners committed to the fuller expression worldwide of education for democracy.” —Margaret Crocco,Michigan State University “A stellar group of scholars integrates the migration question into issues related to teaching and learning, as well as teacher preparation.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This visionary book highlights research, theory, and practices that can be used to help all students become effective and engaged citizens.” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University and President of the Learning Policy Institute

Leading for Equity

Leading for Equity

The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools

  • Author: Stacey Childress,Denis P. Doyle,David A. Thomas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781934742228
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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Leading for Equity tells the compelling story of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools and its transformation¿in less than a decade¿into a system committed to breaking the links between race and class and academic achievement. In chapters organized around six core themes, the authors lay out the essential elements of MCPS¿s success. They identify key lessons other districts can draw from MCPS¿s experience and offer a framework for applying them. A dramatic departure from ¿business as usual,¿ MCPS has won nationwide attention as a compelling model for tackling the achievement and opportunity issues that confront our nation as a whole.

50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools

50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools

The Real Crisis in Education

  • Author: David C. Berliner,Gene V. Glass
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807755249
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 260
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The Death and Life of the Great American School System

The Death and Life of the Great American School System

How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

  • Author: Diane Ravitch
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465097995
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 400
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A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today’s most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America’s schools: leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not “merit pay” based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

  • Author: Nadine Dolby
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136345922
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 166
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Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today’s college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields – neuroscience and animal studies – Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying element of all living beings. Dolby shows how this commonality can provide a scaffolding for building an exciting new approach to developing multicultural and global consciousness, one that has the potential to transform how our students see and relate to the world around them. This book features classroom vignettes and reflections, discussion of research with pre-service teachers on the concept of empathy, and pedagogical suggestions for fostering the new empathy in students. Incorporating discussions of animal emotions, sustainability, and our responsibilities to all living creatures and the planet, Dolby challenges multicultural educators to rethink both curriculum and pedagogy and to begin new and bolder conversations about how empathy for humans, animals, and the planet must be part of a new approach to teaching.

New Perspectives in Educational Leadership

New Perspectives in Educational Leadership

Exploring Social, Political, and Community Contexts and Meaning

  • Author: Sonya Douglass Horsford
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9781433107467
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 322
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New Perspectives in Educational Leadership examines educational administration and leadership within the complex social, political, and community contexts that inform and influence the work of today s educational leaders. With particular attention to the implications and larger contexts of shifting demographics, high-stakes accountability, and globalization on schools and society in the twenty-first century, this volume seeks to advance lines of inquiry presented in other areas of education research, that have yet to be fully explored or imagined in the field of educational leadership. This unique blend of empirical, theoretical, and conceptual research by both established and emerging scholars in the field directly acknowledges and addresses the demands of leading increasingly diverse and complex school communities. Topics include: the social and cultural dynamics of leadership, reflective practice, politics of equity and adequacy, critical servant leadership, and the possibilities of transformative leadership within these dynamic educational contexts. As a primary or supplementary text in educational administration, leadership, and foundations courses, New Perspectives in Educational Leadership provides a much-needed complement to the traditional topics of instructional leadership and education management given the expanding and increasingly complex conditions that face educational administrators and school leaders today."

Improbable Scholars

Improbable Scholars

The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools

  • Author: David L. Kirp
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199391092
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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"Reveals a sensible way to rebuild public education and close the achievement gap for all students. Indeed, this is already happening in a most unlikely place: Union City, New Jersey, a poor, crowded Latino community just across the Hudson from Manhattan. Kirp explores the game-changing reasons behind Union City's successful schools, including quality early education, a word-soaked curriculum, and hands-on help for teachers. Improbable scholars offers a playbook for reform that will dramatically change our approach to reviving public education"--

The Tao of Life Stories

The Tao of Life Stories

Chinese Language, Poetry, and Culture in Education

  • Author: Xin Li
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780820449746
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 218
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<I>The Tao of Life Stories explores curriculum as lifelong learning through Chinese women immigrants' cross-cultural experiences. In answer to Walt Whitman's call for strangers to speak, this book creates an extraordinary voice through its stories, poetry, and artistry. The multicultural and global context of the new millennium challenges teachers to better our understanding of differences at personal, professional, and conceptual levels. Do we all, teachers and students alike, bring unique experiences to our classrooms? How do we acknowledge and learn from our experiences across cultural borders? Philosophically, practically, vicariously, and artistically, this book promises to engage the reader in a postmodern cross-cultural and global education.

Signs of Change

Signs of Change

New Directions in Theatre Education

  • Author: Joan Lazarus
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 184150629X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 352
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Portrait of active, dynamic professionals who build vibrant programs, confront challenges in a variety of waysfrom inclusive, interactive lessons to comprehensive programs that address the impact of poverty, race, gender, and spirituality on students lives. An accessible and up-to-date guide to best practices in theater education.

Education hell

Education hell

rhetoric vs. reality

  • Author: Gerald Watkins Bracey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781931762854
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 275
  • View: 3118
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Americans by Heart

Americans by Heart

Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education

  • Author: William Perez
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807771716
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 191
  • View: 780
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The Privatization of Education

The Privatization of Education

A Political Economy of Global Education Reform

  • Author: Antoni Verger,Clara Fontdevila,Adrián Zancajo
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807774723
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Education privatization is a global phenomenon that has crystallized in countries with very different cultural, political, and economic backgrounds. In this book, the authors examine how privatization policies are being adopted and why so many countries are engaging in this type of education reform. The authors explore the contexts, key personnel, and policy initiatives that explain the worldwide advance of the private sector in education, and identify six different paths toward education privatization—as a drastic state sector reform (e.g., Chile, the U.K.), as an incremental reform (e.g., the U.S.A.), in social-democratic welfare states, as historical public-private partnerships (e.g., Netherlands, Spain), as de facto privatization in low-income countries, and privatization via disaster. Book Features: The first comprehensive, in-depth investigation of the political economy of education privatization at a global scale.An analysis of the different strategies, discourses, and agents that have contributed to advancing (and resisting) education privatization trends. An examination of the role of private corporations, policy entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations, think-tanks, and teacher unions. “Rich in examples, careful in its analysis, important in its conclusions and recommendations for further work, this book is a vital, rigorous, up-to-date resource for education policy researchers.” —Stephen J. Ball, University College London “Few issues are as significant as is education privatization across the globe; few treatments of this issue offer both the breadth and nuanced understanding that this book does.” —Christopher Lubienski, Indiana University