Let's Put Kids First, Finally / Edition 1

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Overview

This accessible book provides the evidence that proves small classes for young children are a must.

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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE, 2000 - P.M. Socoski
"Achilles undertakes three basic tasks: he presents the considerable research done in the US on class size and student outcomes, tracks educators’ and public policy makers’ interest in implementing these research findings, and analyzes the case for school improvement through use of small classes. Achilles never places his position above detractors’ and thus encourages the reader’s individual decision making. "
CHOICE, 2000 - P. M. Socoski
"Achilles undertakes three basic tasks: he presents the considerable research done in the US on class size and student outcomes, tracks educators’ and public policy makers’ interest in implementing these research findings, and analyzes the case for school improvement through use of small classes. Achilles never places his position above detractors’ and thus encourages the reader’s individual decision making. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803968073
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Educational Quality and Accountability Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles M. Achilles is Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education, Eastern Michigan University (EMU). He received his doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester and worked briefly at the (former) U.S. Office of Education, for 21 years at the Bureau of Educational Research and Service, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for 6 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and since 1994 at EMU.

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Table of Contents

Getting Class Size Right
Recent Antecedents of Interest Class-Size Interest
The Need to Observe Teaching
What Happens in Various-Sized Classes?
Lessons Learned from Small Classes
Small Classes Provide Benefits for Students
Teaching in Small Classes
Incentive and Reform
Public Perception and Professional Practice
Needed
World-Class Ingenuity
Class Size Does Matter

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