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Academies And Educational Reform

Author : Dr. Elizabeth Leo
ISBN : 184769487X
Genre : Education
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Behind the headlines and controversy surrounding new academy schools, many of their principals, teachers and pupils have been quietly changing the culture of learning and achievement in some of the most disadvantaged communities in England. While successful innovation and change is not unique to academies, this book illustrates how the academy policy represents a significant opportunity to improve the life chances of their pupils. Too much attention has focused on unanswerable questions about whether academies are better or worse than their predecessor or comparable schools in their neighbourhood. Too little focus has been on what policy makers and practitioners can learn from the different, and often conflicting, perspectives of the key players, notably sponsors, architects, principals, parents and pupils in order to create a school that can truly serve their community with distinction.

Education Reform And The Limits Of Policy

Author : Michael Addonizio
ISBN : 9780880993951
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High School Career Academies

Author : Nan L. Maxwell
ISBN : 9780880992145
Genre : Education
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Comprehensive Reform For Urban High Schools

Author : Nettie E. Legters
ISBN : 0807742252
Genre : Education
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This text offers the Talent Development Approach as an alternative to contemporary US educational reform efforts. It details organizational, curricular and instructional strategies to provide practitioners with a workable blueprint for whole school reform.

The Midshipman Culture And Educational Reform

Author : Todd A. Forney
ISBN : 0874138647
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Midshipman Culture and Educational Reform examines the effect of educational and professional reforms on the culture of Annapolis from 1945-76. The Naval Academy has juggled the competing priorities of training and education throughout its history. Proper balance was a perennial problem since the academy was limited to a four-year timetable to graduation. Bancroft Hall was the focal point for professional indoctrination and the heart and soul of the academy culture. Its traditions and activities often competed with academies for the midshipmen's time and attention. technology and operational requirements forced the school to reevaluate the emphasis paid to academics. Outside groups, such as the Folsom Board and Admiral Hyman Rickover, also acted as a catalyst for reform. The culmination of these efforts was the academic revolution of the 1960s, which transformed Annapolis into an elite engineering college. Midshipmen and their officers occasionally resisted changes that undercut their most cherished traditions, including plebe indoctrination. Ironically, most core values of the academy culture remained similar to what they had always been, including the emphasis on career service and loyalty to one's shipmates. Fomey's book uses all original sources, including a thorough survey of graduates from these years.

Improving Education Through Standards Based Reform

Author : Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017088167
Genre : Education
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Encyclopedia Of Educational Reform And Dissent

Author : Thomas C. Hunt
ISBN : 9781412956642
Genre : Education
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The history of American education is replete with educational reform, and to a lesser extent, educational dissent. Consider the present: you have various forms of privatization, school choice, the 'No Child Left Behind' act, home schooling, 'value-added' accountability, alternative teacher preparation programs, on-line instruction, etc. This range of activity is not exceptional. For instance, consider the past: progressive education, open education, the junior high school, the middle school, Life Adjustment education, career education, vocational education, the comprehensive high school, school-to-work, year-round schooling, behavioral objectives, proficiency exams (high-stakes testing), whole language, learning packages and self-paced instruction, modular scheduling, site-based management, all presented as the way to reform American schools, at least in part. Then you have the reformers themselves, such as John Dewey, George Counts, Herbert Kohl, John Holt, Charles Silberman, Admiral Hyman Rickover, James Bryant Conant, all the way back to Horace Mann himself. Dissenters, and dissenting movements, while not as numerous and certainly not as well known in educational circles, count the various faith-based schools and individuals such as Archbishop Hughes of New York.Clearly, this is an area rich in ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for individuals and the nation as a whole. And yet, strangely enough, there exists no major encyclopedia bringing the varied strands together in one place as a ready reference for scholars, teachers, school administrators, and students studying to enter the educational profession. This two-volume work is intended to be that authoritative resource. Key themes and topics include: " biographies of reformers and dissenters " theoretical and ideological perspectives " key programs and legislation " judicial verdicts impacting educational change in America " the politics and processes of educational reform and policy making " dissent and resistance to reform " technology's impact on educational reform. A Reader's Guide in the front matter groups entries around such themes to help readers find related entries more easily.

Examining Comprehensive School Reform

Author : Daniel K. Aladjem
ISBN : 0877667330
Genre : Education
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Urban school reformers for decades have tried to improve educational outcomes for underserved and disadvantaged students, with the assistance of constantly evolving federal and state policies. In recent years, education policies have shifted from targeting individual students to developing universal standards for teaching and learning, and comprehensive school reform (CSR) has emerged as an effective key model. The federal CSR program seeks to support the implementation of comprehensive school reform, especially in high-poverty schools, and to improve efforts to help all children meet challenging academic standards. Schools that receive federal CSR funds must adopt approaches that comply with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This book provides a series of studies and reflections on CSR by leading experts in the field.

Educational Reform In Post Soviet Russia

Author : Ben Eklof
ISBN : 9781135765392
Genre : Education
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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 to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school system itself. The public lost faith in school reform and by the mid-1990s a reaction had set in. Nevertheless, large-scale changes have been effected in finance, structure, governance and curricula. At the same time, there has been a renewed and widespread appreciation for the positive aspects of the Soviet legacy in schooling. The essays presented here compare current educational reform to reforms of the past, analyze it in a broader cultural, political and social context, and study the shifts that have occurred at the different levels of schooling 'from political decision-making and changes in school administration to the rewriting textbooks and teachers' everyday problems. The authors are both Russian educators, who have played a leading role in implementation of the reform, and Western scholars, who have been studying it from its very early stages. Together, they formulate an intricate but cohesive picture, which is in keeping with the complex nature of the reform itself. Contributors: Kara Brown, (Indiana University) * Ben Eklof (Indiana University) * Isak D. Froumin, (World Bank, Moscow) * Larry E. Holmes (University of South Alabama) * Igor Ionov, (Russian History Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) * Viacheslav Karpov & Elena Lisovskaya, (Western Michigan University) * Vera Kaplan, (Tel Aviv University) * Stephen T. Kerr, (University of Washington) * James Muckle, (University of Nottingham) * Nadya Peterson, (Hunter College) * Scott Seregny, (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) * Alexander Shevyrev, (Moscow State University) * Janet G. Vaillant, (Harvard University)

Leadership Lessons From Comprehensive School Reforms

Author : Joseph Murphy
ISBN : 0761978461
Genre : Education
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Armed with the information contained in this painstakingly researched and brilliantly edited book, the modern educator will be well prepared to rethink the educational process, ready to discover and encourage the leaders of tomorrow.

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