School Reform Proposals

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Twelve American academics and researchers contribute 13 chapters to this text reviewing current research on the conditions, policies, and practices in the reform of the American public school system. Coverage includes an examination of schools as institutions, and their structures; the teachers who deliver public education; and various proposals to replace all or part of the traditional public education system with institutions from outside that system. The reforms examined include examples of those which have clearly demonstrated their effectiveness, and others of questionable value. For scholars, policymakers, and citizens interested in education reform. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931576581
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Research in Educational Productivity Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Early Childhood Education 1
2 Class-Size Reduction in Grades K-3 27
3 Small Schools 49
4 Time for School: Its Duration and Allocation 79
5 Grouping Students for Instruction 95
6 Parental and Family Involvement in Education 113
7 Public Schools and their Communities 135
8 Teacher Characteristics 155
9 Converging Findings on Classroom Instruction 175
10 Teacher Unions and Student Achievement 197
11 Value-Added Assessment of Teachers: The Empirical Evidence 217
12 Professional Development 235
13 Charter Schools, Vouchers, and EMOs 259
Contributors 281
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