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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

Audience: Academics in education and educators at all levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780121746988
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Educational Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

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