Critical Voices In School Reform / Edition 1

Critical Voices In School Reform / Edition 1

by Beth Rubin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415302676

ISBN-13: 9780415302678

Pub. Date: 08/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

School reform of one kind or another is a priority for education systems the world over. Yet the voices of students - those most affected by, and most pivotal to, the success or failure of any program of school reform - are rarely heard on this topic. This is the first book to look at school reform from the perspective of the students. The studies included in this

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School reform of one kind or another is a priority for education systems the world over. Yet the voices of students - those most affected by, and most pivotal to, the success or failure of any program of school reform - are rarely heard on this topic. This is the first book to look at school reform from the perspective of the students. The studies included in this collection focus on reform initiatives aimed at overcoming persistent patterns of racial, class and gender inequality. The authors combine the theoretical aspects of research with its practical applications, making this an invaluable resource for teacher educators, classroom practitioners, researchers and policymakers.

Critical Voices in School Reform: Students Living Through Change is divided into two parts. Part one describes and analyses programs of reform that turned out contrary to the intentions of adult reformers, illustrating the - often unspoken - tension between adult and student perspectives on school change. Part two looks at reform initiatives that were able to harness student energies and thereby improve pupils' engagement with school life. These reforms, which are finely attuned to the needs and interests of students, offer clear, valuable guidance to those trying to create more equitable school experiences. A concluding chapter draws together the themes and insights gained from looking at school reform through a student-centred lens and offers suggestions for more relevant and lasting reform.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415302678
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction: missing voices: listening to students' experiences with school reform1
1Struggling for inclusion: a case study of students as reform partners11
2On different tracks: students living detracking reform at a diverse urban high school31
3"There's not really discussion happening": students' experiences of identity-based curricular reform55
4Constructing and resisting a theory of difference: student experiences in California's Single Gender Academies72
5Helping, bluffing, and doing portfolios in a high school geometry classroom92
6Apprenticing urban youth as critical researchers: implications for increasing equity and access in diverse urban schools113
7"Here it's more like your house": the proliferation of authentic caring as school reform at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice132
8The color line in student achievement: how can small learning communities make a difference?152
9"We have a motion on the floor": Montclair High School and the Civics and Government Institute171
10"I'm not getting any F's": what "at risk" students say about the support they need188
Conclusion: the dilemmas and possibilities of student-centered school reform research208
Index214

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