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Empowering Teachers And Parents

Author : G. Alfred Hess
ISBN : UOM:39015021552891
Genre : Education
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A much-needed examination of the impact on teachers and parents of the effort to improve our schools through restructuring, this book looks at professionalization and parent empowerment programs from the ground level rather than from the large-scale policy level. The editor, active in both policy setting and monitoring implementation, approaches the subject with an overarching view that weaves together a set of diverse case studies that examine some of the most notable efforts in this area of school reform. The first section demonstrates the tremendous difficulties involved in attempting to reshape the culture of public school teaching, noting both institutional resistance to change and the personal resistance of the professionals who are, in theory, being empowered through this approach. The second section details the problems of launching parent empowerment opportunities, in a large urban setting, and a contrasting case examines the choice of enrollment option. Here, too, these studies examine the effectiveness of these programs. The conclusion reflects on the opportunities such innovations provide for researchers and assesses the importance of such research in shaping the innovations themselves through evaluations while they are in process.

The New Politics Of Race And Gender

Author : Catherine Marshall
ISBN : 9781135720186
Genre : Education
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What can schools do to eliminate sexism and racism? By the 1990's with shifting demographics, disillusionment with conventional liberal policies and new political coalitions, the politics of race and gender requires new analyses. The chapters in this book demonstrate how the politics of race and gender enter into proposals for parental choice, business involvement in schools, definitions of good leadership, special schools for minority children, curriculum debates, and debates about testing and accountability. Catherine Marshall provides the political historical context of race and gender politics in schools, and the following eighteen chapters provide a greater in-depth analysis. The chapters include work of scholars and policy analysts focusing on policy and policy implementation at all levels of school politics in the US, Australia and Israel. The book ends with critical policy analysis, raising deep theoretical questions and pulling out the chronic race and gender issues in education politics.

Down From Bureaucracy

Author : Joel F. Handler
ISBN : 1400821983
Genre : Political Science
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Throughout the world, politicians are dismantling state enterprises and heaping praise on private markets, while in the United States a new rhetoric of "citizen empowerment" links a widespread distrust of government to decentralization and privatization. Here Joel Handler asks whether this restructuring of authority really allows ordinary citizens to take more control of the things that matter in their roles as parents and children, teachers and students, tenants and owners, producers and consumers. Looking at citizens as stakeholders in the modern social welfare state created by the New Deal, he traces the surprising ideological shifts of empowerment from its beginning as a cornerstone of the war on poverty in the 1960s to its central place in conservative market-based voucher schemes for school reform in the 1990s. Handler shows that in the past the gains from decentralization have proved to be more symbol than substance: some disadvantaged members of society will find new opportunities in the changes of the 1990s, but others will simply experience powerlessness under another name. He carefully distinguishes "empowerment by invitation" (in special education, worker safety, home health care, public housing tenancy, and neighborhood organizations) from the "empowerment by conflict" exemplified by the radical decentralization of the Chicago public schools. What emerges is a map of the major pitfalls and possible successes in the current journey away from a discredited regulatory state.

Parent School Collaboration

Author : Mary E. Henry
ISBN : 0791428567
Genre : Education
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Examines in close detail public schools' relationships with their parents and communities.

School Restructuring

Author : Dimmock, Clive
ISBN : 9781317948988
Genre : Education
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This is an examination of restructuring in the context of the curriculum and teaching and learning. International case studies are provided from the USA, Hong Kong, Australia and the UK.

Speaking The Language Of Power

Author : Edited by David Fetterman (Professor of Stanford, University, USA).
ISBN : 9781135396343
Genre : Education
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Whole School Success And Inclusive Education

Author : Wayne Sailor
ISBN : 0807741779
Genre : Education
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A breakthrough for those concerned about improving education and schooling in our nation. Tackling tough, contemporary issues, this volume discusses provocative dilemmas with clarity and precision; it challenges us to think more deeply about reform and about the kind and quality of services America owes its children and itself. It is a work that will endure as both a challenge to our thinking and a call to action.

Pedagogy And Practice

Author : Kathy Hall
ISBN : 9781847873682
Genre : Education
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This book enables students to develop a framework for analysing, evaluating and developing teaching and assessment practice to enhance learning

Race Class And Power In School Restructuring

Author : Pauline Lipman
ISBN : 0791437698
Genre : Education
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Explores the intersection of two central issues in American education today: school reform through restructuring and alienation from school of many children of color. A tough look at the impact of teachers' and administrators' beliefs and practices.

Restructuring Public Schooling Europe Canada America

Author : Rodney J. Reed, Fons van Wieringen, Stephen Lawton
ISBN : 3830955189
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