Brookings Papers on Education Policy / Edition 1

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Brookings Papers on Education Policy provides the latest thinking from nationally recognized experts on policy issues affecting grades K-12.

Tentative contents include:

• Is Small Really Better? Barbara Schneider (Michigan State University)

• Optimal Elementary School Size for Effectiveness and Equity Valerie E. Lee (University of Michigan) and Douglas D. Ready (University of Oregon)

• Class Size and School Size: Taking the Trade-Offs Seriously Douglas Harris (Florida State University)

• What Have We Learned from Project STAR? Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (University of Chicago)

• Policy from the Hip: Class Size Reduction in California Peter Schrag (Sacramento Bee)

• International Evidence: Effects of Expenditure and Class Size on Student Achievement Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich)

• The Influence of Project STAR on State and Local Education Policy James Kim (University of California—Irvine)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815711841
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Brookings Papers on Education Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 1,475,054
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Loveless is director of the Brown Center on Education Policy and senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of the annual Brown Center Reports on American Education. Frederick M. Hess is the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He is the coauthor (with Michael J. Petrilli) of No Child Left Behind Primer (Peter Lang, 2006) and editor of Educational Entrepreneurship (Harvard Education Press, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Do We Know about School Size and Class Size?   Tom Loveless   Frederick M. Hess     1
Is Small Really Better? Testing Some Assumptions about High School Size   Barbara Schneider   Adam E. Wyse   Venessa Keesler     15
School Consolidation and Inequality   Christopher Berry     49
The Effects of School Size on Parental Involvement and Social Capital: Evidence from the ELS: 2002   Thomas S. Dee   Wei Ha   Brian A. Jacob     77
Optimal Context Size in Elementary Schools: Disentangling the Effects of Class Size and School Size   Douglas E. Ready   Valerie E. Lee     99
Class Size and School Size: Taking the Trade-Offs Seriously   Douglas N. Harris     137
High School Size, Organization, and Content: What Matters for Student Success?   Linda Darling-Hammond   Peter Ross   Michael Milliken     163
What Have Researchers Learned from Project Star?   Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach     205
Policy from the Hip: Class-Size Reduction in California   Peter Schrag     229
International Evidence on Expenditures and Class Size: A Review   Ludger Wobmann     245
The Relative Influence of Research on Class-Size Policy   James S.Kim     273
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