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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.

International Journal Of Educational Reform

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ISBN : UVA:X002336293
Genre : Educational change
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Reforming Education

Author : Stephen L. Jacobson
ISBN : UOM:39015026831597
Genre : Education
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In this volume, leading educators and researchers examine current and future educational reforms and assess the restructuring that has occurred over the past decade in the US and other developed countries. Beginning with American school reform initiatives in the 80's and 90's, contributors go on to examine initiatives in Britain, Canada and Germany. The final section of the book considers the future of school reform in light of the changing realities of the 90's, concluding with a look at rapidly changing national economies, the increasing politicization of education policy, and the likely consequences of these changes on schools and educators.

Annual Editions

Author : Fred Schultz
ISBN : 1561342467
Genre : Education
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Illinois Schools Journal

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00311213U
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The Teaching Of Anthropology

Author : Conrad Phillip Kottak
ISBN : IND:30000052152141
Genre : Social Science
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This collection brings together articles first developed for the symposia on teaching held by the American Anthropological Association in 1990, 1991, and 1992, as well as additional papers from over 40 leading teachers in the field. The articles span the educational continuum, from teaching the introductory course to teaching pre-collegiate instructors. As a professional reference text, it is a book that no current—or future—teacher of anthropology should be without.

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