The Sharp Edge of Educational Change: Teaching, Leading, and the Realities of Reform

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The Sharp Edge of Educational Change conveys the realities of reform as they affect educators' practice. The collected chapters each focus on particular current reform and reveal the technical and logistical complications, social and political dynamics, cognitive disjunctures and limitations, and emotional demands of reform. In so doing, they provide new and rich conceptual perspectives on the contemporary nature of teachers' and administrators' work in classrooms, schools and other educational settings.

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This book brings together the evidence of recent educational research to convey the impact of reforms as they affect educators' practice. It deals with the realities of educational change, rather than focusing on idealized pictures of how it "could" occur. Each chapter focuses on a current reform strategy as it unfolds in schools. They illustrate the technical difficulties, political dynamics, intellectual challenges, and emotional demands of reform. Topics include the assessment of student learning, school restructuring and detracking, increasing the racial diversity of the teaching population, and parental involvement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
The Editors
List of Contributors
I Introduction 1
1 Teaching and Leading on the Sharp Edge of Change 3
II Courses of Change 27
2 The Attrition of Educational Change over Time: The Case of "Innovative," "Model," "Lighthouse" Schools 29
3 Leadership Succession, Cultures of Teaching and Educational Change 52
4 Change Agentry and the Quest for Equity: Lessons from Detracking Schools 72
5 Changing Classroom Assessment: Teachers' Struggles 97
6 The Impact of Mandated Change on Teachers 112
III Contexts of Change 129
7 Gender Politics in School Reform 131
8 In the Margins: The Work of Racial Minority Immigrant Teachers 156
9 Changing Schools in a Changing World 178
IV Prospects for Change 195
10 Inside-Outside Change Facilitation: Structural and Cultural Considerations 197
11 Professionals and Parents: A Social Movement for Educational Change? 217
Index 236
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