School Reform from the Inside Out: Policy, Practice, and Performance / Edition 1

School Reform from the Inside Out: Policy, Practice, and Performance / Edition 1

by Richard F. Elmore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1891792245

ISBN-13: 9781891792243

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Harvard Education Press


This is essential reading for any school leader, education reformer, policymaker, or citizen interested in the forces that promote school change.

"Giving test results to an incoherent, badly run school doesn't automatically make it a better school. The work of turning a school around entails improving the knowledge and skills of teachers-changing their

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This is essential reading for any school leader, education reformer, policymaker, or citizen interested in the forces that promote school change.

"Giving test results to an incoherent, badly run school doesn't automatically make it a better school. The work of turning a school around entails improving the knowledge and skills of teachers-changing their knowledge of content and how to teach it-and helping them to understand where their students are in their academic development. Low-performing schools, and the people who work in them, don't know what to do. If they did, they would be doing it already."

So writes Richard Elmore in "Unwarranted Intrusion," an essay critiquing the accountability mandates and high-stakes testing policies of the No Child Left Behind Act. In School Reform from the Inside Out, one of the country's leading experts on the successes and failures of American education policy tackles issues ranging from teacher development to testing to "failing" schools. As Elmore aptly notes, successful school reform begins "from the inside out" with teachers, administrators, and school staff, not with external mandates or standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891792243
Publisher:
Harvard Education Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
364,634
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Getting to Scale with Good Educational Practice 7

2 Building a New Structure for School Leadership 41

3 Bridging the Gap between Standards and Achievement: The Imperative for Professional Development in Education 89

4 When Accountability Knocks, Will Anyone Answer? 133

5 Unwarranted Intrusion 201

6 Change and Improvement in Educational Reform 211

7 Doing the Right Thing, Knowing the Right Thing to Do: The Problem of Failing Schools and Performance-Based Accountability 227

Notes and References 259

Further Reading 271

Acknowledgments 275

About the Author 277

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