Reconnecting Education and Foundations: Turning Good Intentions into Educational Capital / Edition 1

Reconnecting Education and Foundations: Turning Good Intentions into Educational Capital / Edition 1

by Ray Bacchetti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787988189

ISBN-13: 9780787988180

Pub. Date: 10/27/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The partnerships forged between foundations and educational institutions have long been a distinctive strength of American society and culture, but many are concerned that this relationship has frayed in recent years. Ray Bacchetti and Thomas Ehrlich, editors of this volume, propose a new basis for collaboration against the background of provocative essays by

Overview

The partnerships forged between foundations and educational institutions have long been a distinctive strength of American society and culture, but many are concerned that this relationship has frayed in recent years. Ray Bacchetti and Thomas Ehrlich, editors of this volume, propose a new basis for collaboration against the background of provocative essays by leaders of both foundations and education.

Reconnecting Education and Foundations provides a critical analysis of these issues: How can relations between educational institutions and foundations be more powerful, focused, and consequential in the years ahead? What lessons can be learned from the past and applied to the future? The editors suggest a number of recommendations and particularly focus on the need for building educational capital as the means to make the most of foundation support and to ensure the sustained success of educational improvement. They define educational capital as the progressive accumulation of experience and knowledge of successful ideas and strategies for educational improvement. By adding to the stock of available knowledge from which schools and colleges can draw in their efforts to better serve students, the accumulation of educational capital contributes to the greater good of society as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787988180
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Series:
Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures.

Foreword (Lee S. Shulman).

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

PART ONE: Introduction—Recommendations—History.

1. Foundations and Education: Introduction (Ray Bacchetti, Thomas Ehrlich).

2. Recommendations: Building Educational Capital (Ray Bacchetti, Thomas Ehrlich).

3. What Might Andrew Carnegie Want to Tell Bill Gates? Reflections on the Hundredth Anniversary of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Jennifer de Forest).

PART TWO: K–12 and Foundations.

4. Increasing Foundation Impact by Building Educational Capital (Theodore Lobman, Ray Bacchetti).

5. Foundations and School Reform: Bridging the Cultural Divide (Nancy Hoffman, Robert Schwartz).

6. When Reach Exceeds Grasp: Taking the Annenberg Challenge to Scale (Barbara Cervone).

7. Building Capacity for School Improvement (Thomas Hatch).

8. The National Writing Project: Commitment and Competence (Ann Lieberman).

PART THREE: Higher Education and Foundations.

9. Patron or Bully? The Role of Foundations in Higher Education (Charles T. Clotfelter).

10. Many Motives, Mixed Reviews: Foundations and Higher Education as a Relationship Richer in Possibilities Than Results (Ray Bacchetti).

11. Working Through Intermediaries: The New Jersey Campus Diversity Initiative (Edgar F. Beckham).

12. From Idea to Prototype: The Peer Review of Teaching (Pat Hutchings).

13. Addressing Failure: The Case of the Commission on Social Studies (Robert Orrill).

PART FOUR: Cross-Cutting Topics.

14. Education and the Conservative Foundations (Leslie Lenkowsky, James Piereson).

15. Robin Hood with a Difference: Operating Foundations and Universities and Schools (Robert Weisbuch).

Appendix A: Going for the Gold in Undergraduate Education (Russell Edgerton).

Appendix B: Selected Data on Foundation Grants and Total Educational Expenditures.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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