Reforming Reading, Writing and Mathematics: Teacher's Responses and the Prospects for Systemic Reform

Reforming Reading, Writing and Mathematics: Teacher's Responses and the Prospects for Systemic Reform

by S.G. Grant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805828400

ISBN-13: 9780805828405

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book S.G. Grant reports on four Michigan elementary school teachers' management of a range of reforms (such as new tests, textbooks, and curriculum frameworks) in three different school subjects (reading, writing, and mathematics). Two significant findings emerge from his comparison of these responses: teachers' responses vary across classrooms (even when they…  See more details below

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In this book S.G. Grant reports on four Michigan elementary school teachers' management of a range of reforms (such as new tests, textbooks, and curriculum frameworks) in three different school subjects (reading, writing, and mathematics). Two significant findings emerge from his comparison of these responses: teachers' responses vary across classrooms (even when they teach in the same school building) and also across the reforms (a teacher might embrace reforms in one subject area, but ignore proposed changes in another). Reforming Reading, Writing, and Mathematics will interest researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in the field of educational policy and reading, writing, and mathematics education. It is also important reading for policy analysts in universities, foundations, and government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805828405
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. ITeachers, Reforms, and Systemic Change
1Teachers and Reforms3
2Michigan: A Case of Systemic Reform18
Pt. IICases of Teachers, Schools, and Reforms
Prologue: The Derry School District and Donnelly-King Elementary School41
3Going It Alone: The Case of Bonnie Jones45
4A Paradox of Talk and Practice: The Case of Frank Jensen78
Epilogue: Variation in Teachers' Responses to Reforms104
Prologue: The Hamilton School District, Sanford Heights Elementary School, and Sheldon Court Academic Center110
5The Center Holds: The Case of Marie Irwin114
6Seeking a Balance: The Case of Paula Goddard138
Epilogue: Variation in Teachers' Responses to Reforms164
Pt. IIIUnderstanding Reform and Change
7The Interaction of Personal, Organizational, and Policy Factors: Explaining the Variation in Teachers' Responses171
8If the Problem Is Systemic, Is the Solution? Considering the Prospects for Systemic Reform187
9Looking Ahead: The Prospects for Systemic Reform and Change in U.S. Schools203
App.: Research Design211
References222
Author Index230
Subject Index233

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