Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk / Edition 1

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In this authoritative volume, leading educators and scholars examine the current accountability movement and the extent to which it supports equity and democracy. They address how it was constructed, who it actually benefits, as well as how genuine progress can be made to close racial disparities in achievement. While the authors have different perspectives, they all share a commitment to improving education for all children, especially for those who have been historically underserved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807747797
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Multicultural Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword   James A. Banks     vii
Introduction: Democracy, Equity, and Accountability   Christine E. Sleeter     1
Navigating Accountability Pressures   Christine E. Sleeter   Jamy Stillman     13
Supporting Excellent Teaching, Equity, and Accountability   Linda Skrla   Kathryn Bell McKenzie   James Joseph Scheurich     30
Balancing Accountability Demands with Research-Validated, Learner-Centered Teaching and Learning Practices   Barbara L. McCombs     41
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Lessons from the Past on Diversity and Teaching   Cherry A. McGee Banks     61
Standards, Accountability, and School Reform   Linda Darling-Hammond     78
Performance Standards: What is Proficient Performance?   Robert L. Linn     112
Rethinking No Child Left Behind Using Critical Race Theory   Jori N. Hall   Laurence Parker     132
Accountability, Standards, and Race Inequity in the United Kingdom: Small Steps on the Road of Progress or the Defence of White Supremacy?   David Gillborn     145
NCLB, Education and the World Bank: Neoliberalism Comes Home   Lois Weiner     159
Ruthless Assessment in a Post-Welfare U.K. Society   SallyTomlinson     172
Afterword   James A. Banks     188
Notes     199
References     203
About the Editor and the Contributors     231
Index     235
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