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Making The Grade

Author : William A. Fischel
ISBN : 9780226251318
Genre : Education
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A significant factor for many people deciding where to live is the quality of the local school district, with superior schools creating a price premium for housing. The result is a “race to the top,” as all school districts attempt to improve their performance in order to attract homebuyers. Given the importance of school districts to the daily lives of children and families, it is surprising that their evolution has not received much attention. In this provocative book, William Fischel argues that the historical development of school districts reflects Americans’ desire to make their communities attractive to outsiders. The result has been a standardized, interchangeable system of education not overly demanding for either students or teachers, one that involved parents and local voters in its governance and finance. Innovative in its focus on bottom-up processes generated by individual behaviors rather than top-down decisions by bureaucrats, Making the Grade provides a new perspective on education reform that emphasizes how public schools form the basis for the localized social capital in American towns and cities.

Politics In The American States A Comparative Analysis

Author : Virginia Gray
ISBN : 9781608719983
Genre : Political Science
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Fully updated--and with new coeditor Thad Kousser--the tenth edition brings together the high caliber research you expect from this trusted text, with comprehensive and comparative analysis of the fifty states. Students will appreciate the book's glossary, the fully up-todate tables and figures, and the maps showcasing comparative data. A companion website includes downloadable graphics and data.

Testing In American Schools Asking The Right Questions

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Understanding Agriculture

Author : Committee on Agricultural Education in Secondary Schools
ISBN : 9780309582025
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book responds to the widespread recognition among experts that our educational system needs to change in order to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure the future vitality of U.S. agriculture. Understanding Agriculture focuses on agricultural literacy (education about agriculture) and vocational agricultural education (education in agriculture). The section on agricultural literacy addresses the teaching of science through agriculture, teacher education and training, model educational programs, community support, and agricultural career exploration programs. Vocational agricultural education is examined in terms of program enrollment, availability and content, supervised occupational experiences, the Future Farmers of America program, and teacher education and supply.

Understanding Agriculture

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ISBN : NAP:14258
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This report presents findings of a study to examine agricultural education at the secondary level and to make recommendations for program improvement. It focuses on the two major elements of agricultural education--agricultural literacy (education about agriculture) and vocational agriculture (education in agriculture). An executive summary sets forth the study's principal findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Chapter 2 discusses educational programs about agriculture for all students at the secondary school level with the goal of producing agriculturally literate citizens. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations are set forth in these areas: education about agriculture, teaching science through agriculture, teacher education and training, model programs, community involvement, and agricultural career exploration programs. Chapter 3 examines vocational agriculture education programs and explores recommendations for change. Specific focuses are program enrollment and availability, program content, supervised occupational experiences, Future Farmers of America, and teacher education. The appendixes review the evolution of agricultural education. (YLB)

The Transformation Of Great American School Districts

Author : William Lowe Boyd
ISBN : 189179292X
Genre : Education
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The American School Board Journal

Author : Susanna Cocroft
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006550144
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Resources In Education

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Current Index To Journals In Education

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American Vocational Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015085493776
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