Handbook of Educational Policy / Edition 1

Handbook of Educational Policy / Edition 1

by Gregory J. Cizek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0121746984

ISBN-13: 9780121746988

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

The Handbook of Educational Policy provides a comprehensive overview of policy questions in education reform at local, state, and national levels. The book raises controversial questions, such as who really benefits from educational reform, and investigates issues of accountability, assessment, educational fads, technology in education, and other matters of…  See more details below

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The Handbook of Educational Policy provides a comprehensive overview of policy questions in education reform at local, state, and national levels. The book raises controversial questions, such as who really benefits from educational reform, and investigates issues of accountability, assessment, educational fads, technology in education, and other matters of educational policy. The book explores not only what education is, but what it can be and should be, providing a scholarly analysis of policy decisions as well as practical recommendations for parents, teachers, and policy-makers.
Key Features
* Provides informed discussion based on scholarly research
* Contains practical recommendations for parents, educators, and policy-makers
* Includes representation from local, state, and national levels
* Considers comparisons of United States practices to reforms abroad

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780121746988
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Educational Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
IFoundational Issues in American Educational Policy
1Whose Schools are these and what are they for? The Role of the Rule of Law in Defining Educational Opportunity in American Public Education
2The Finance of American Public Education: Challenges of Equity, Adequacy, and Efficiency
3Infusing Educational Decision Making with Research
4The Role of Philosophy in Educational Reforms: Never the Twain Shall Meet?
IILocal, State, National, and International Perspectives
5Evolution of Educational Reform in Maryland: Using Data to Drive State Policy and Local Reform
6Michigan: The State of Education Reform
7Standards Initiatives and American Educational Reform
8Moving toward an Accountable System of K-12 Education: Alternative Approaches and Challenges
9The Role of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Setting, Reflecting, and Linking National Education Policy to States' Needs
10Education Policy in the United States and Abroad: What we can Learn from each other
IIIIntersections of Theory, Policy, Politics, and Practice
11Policy and Practical Implications of Theoretical Innovations in Education
12Political Institutions and Educational Policy
13Success for all: Policy Consequences of Replicable Schoolwide Reform
14The Impact of the Teachers' Unions on Educational Policy and Outcomes
15The Pendulum Revisited: Faddism in Education and its Alternatives
16The Role of Technology in Education: Reality, Pitfalls, and Potential
IVMethodological Advances for Educational Policy Analysis
17Meta-Analytic Effects for Policy
18Mixed-Method Research: Introduction and Application
19Basic Concepts in Hierarchical Linear Modeling with Applications for Policy Analysis
VAmerican Educational Policy Making: Past and Future
20American Educational Policy: Constructing Crises and Crafting Solutions
21Educational Policy Analysis: The Treads Behind, the Trends Ahead
Resources
Biographical Statements
Index

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