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Commissions, Reports, Reforms, And Educational Policy

Commissions, Reports, Reforms, And Educational Policy

by Rick Ginsberg, David Plank


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ISBN-13: 9780275942106
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

About the Author

RICK GINSBERG is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies, and codirector of the Office of Research in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.

DAVID N. PLANK is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. Together, Ginsberg and Plank edited Southern Cities, Southern Schools (Praeger, 1990).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul E. Peterson


Commissions and Change by Rick Ginsberg and David N. Plank

Producers and Consumers of Reform Reports

A Nation at Risk: Ugly Duckling No Longer by Milton Goldberg and Anita Madan Renton

A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century: The Report of the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy's Task Force on Teaching as a Profession by Marc Tucker

Committee for Economic Development: Shaping Policies and Partnerships for America's Children by Laurie Miller McNeill and Sandra Kessler Hamburg

Impact of Commission Reports in the South and on South Carolina's Comprehensive School Reform Efforts of the 1980s by Richard W. Riley and Terry K. Peterson

Using Task Forces in Local Educational Agencies to Develop Educational Policy by Richard C. Wallace, Jr., Patricia Crawford, and Mary Ellen Kirby

Analyzing Reform Reports: From Content to Impact

The Rhetoric of School Reform Reports: Scared, Skeptical, and Cynical Interpretations by Noreen B. Garman and Patricia C. Holland

Summits, Task Forces, and Commissions as Ceremonial Dance by Terrence E. Deal

Substance and Symbolism in the Education of Commission Reports by Lars G. Björk

Teacher Professionalism and the Commission Reports: The Prospects for Creating a Learner-Centered Profession of Teaching by Linda Darling-Hammond and Barnett Berry

Reform Reports: Omissions and Commissions

Gender and the Reports: The Case of the Missing Piece by Lois Weis

Minorities and Educational Reform: A Question of Equity and Excellence by Tom Thompson

Why Do Educational Reform Commissions Fail to Address Special Education? by Michael M. Gerber and Melvyn I. Semmel

Effective Schools…and Beyond by Charles L. Glenn


The Future of Reform Commissions by Rick Ginsberg and David N. Plank


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