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

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

by Nina Bascia
     
 

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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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317973546
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
3 MB

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