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Education And The Cult Of Efficiency

Author : Raymond E. Callahan
ISBN : 9780226216904
Genre : Education
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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"

Education And The Cult Of Efficiency

Author : Raymond E. Callahan
ISBN : 0226091503
Genre : Education
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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"

The Cult Of Efficiency

Author : Janice Gross Stein
ISBN : 9780887846786
Genre : Education
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"This thought-provoking discourse on the unquestioned pursuit of efficiency reveals how the discussion of efficiency in the delivery of public goods, such as education and health care, has risen to prominence in postindustrial society. Stein's provocative argument, reminiscent of the thinking of Lewis Mumford, demonstrates that efficiency can too often be a cloak for political agendas, and that pressure for efficiency can actually be a detrimental rather than a positive force. Citizens in public schools, community clinics, and hospitals are shown engaging directly with such agendas, redrawing the face of the state as they impose new ways of delivering public goods. Stein demonstrates how they are calling not only for efficiency but for accountability and choice as they confront the dilemmas of democratic processes in a global age."

The New Cult Of Efficiency And Education

Author : Henry Thomas James
ISBN : UOM:39015031102562
Genre : Education
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Teachers And Texts

Author : Michael W. Apple
ISBN : 9781136634857
Genre : Education
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First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Myth Of The Common School

Author : Charles Leslie Glenn
ISBN : 1558155228
Genre : Education
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Education And The Commercial Mindset

Author : Samuel E. Abrams
ISBN : 9780674049178
Genre : Business & Economics
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The movement to privatize K–12 education is stronger than ever. Samuel Abrams examines the rise of market forces in public education and reveals how a commercial mindset that sidesteps fundamental challenges has taken over. Nevertheless, public schools should adopt lessons from the business world, such as raising teacher salaries to attract talent.

Assessing Student Performance

Author : Grant P. Wiggins
ISBN : 0787950475
Genre : Education
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Now in paperback! "The most comprehensive and exhaustive treatise available on the imperative to change the ways we test and assess student performance...it will become a major reference work for supporters of student-centered assessment." --Educational Leadership "A 'must' book for the on-going debate on American school reform." --Theodore R. Sizer, chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools What is assessment and how does testing differ from it? Why are performance tests, by themselves, not an adequate system of student assessment? How might we better "test our tests" beyond current technical standards? And why won't increased national testing offer the accountability of schools we so sorely need? In Assessing Student Performance, Grant P. Wiggins explores these questions and clarifies the limits of testing in an assessment system. He analyzes problematic practices in test design and formats that prevent students from explaining their answers. By showing us that assessment is more than testing and intellectual performance is more than right answers, Wiggins leads us to new systems of assessment that more closely examine students' habits of mind and provide teachers and policy makers with more useful and credible feedback.

Researching Educational Leadership And Management

Author : Mark Brundrett
ISBN : 9781446296752
Genre : Education
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Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results. Students using the book are supported by features such as: key learning objectives in each chapter examples of research tools derived from real leadership project figures explanation of key terms and questions further reading and key web links for each chapter. This text will be of interest to Masters' and Doctoral level students, academics in the field of educational leadership and management and all those who wish to research a wide range of issues connected with the operation of schools and institutions of further and higher education.

Rediscovering The Spirit Of Education After Scientific Management

Author : J. Neyland
ISBN : 9460911579
Genre : Education
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Is it meaningful to think of education as having a spirit - a large orientation that gives it a purpose and motivation, without reducing it to rules, codes, outcomes or methods? If so, how might this spirit be understood in education today? This book addresses these questions. It also explains why the spirit of education today is systematically being diminished to something less worthy of educational endeavour. It is argued that globally and at all levels including early childhood primary secondary initial teacher education and tertiary. Education is being eroded. Otherwise put, education is more and more being brought under the yoke of a mode of thought that reduces it to something mechanical, narrowly characterized by codes, predefined outcomes, protocols and rules. The cause, it is argued is the growing dominance of a new fashion in education called 'scientific management'. Scientific management has become the new and unquestionable orthodoxy in education. As a consequence, it has become increasingly difficult to imagine, let along articulate, an alternative. This book explores the origins and fundamental assumptions of scientific management, and suggests how the spirit of education might be rediscovered by turning instead to a more 'ethical', 'socially interpersonal', and 'full bodied' orientation. The approach taken avoids the difficulties usually associated with such ethically oriented treatments of education by drawing on recent findings in neurophysiology, psychology, primate and language studies. The book is a Reader, and is designed to both supplement and invigorate undergraduate and postgraduate courses in education, and to appeal to general readers who have an interest in education. The book will be particularly suitable as a supplement for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in initial teacher education, educational psychology, sociology of education, philosophy of education and curriculum and assessment.

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