A description and critique of education reform in the United States since the 1950s, focusing on the current condition of American schools and efforts to increase both educational opportunity and overall excellence.
• Includes biographical sketches of school reformers and other influential figures in education reform in the United States, including David Berliner, Rod Paige, Nel Noddings, and Gloria Ladson Billings
• A Data and Documents chapter features the text of A Nation at Risk (1983), data from the National Assessment of Education Process (NAEP) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, excerpts from the National Defense Education Act (NDEA), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and other important resources
About the Author
Judith A. Gouwens is associate dean of graduate studies and associate professor in the College of Education at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Migrant Education: A Reference Handbook.