It's the Mission, Not the Mandates: Defining the Purpose of Public Education

It's the Mission, Not the Mandates: Defining the Purpose of Public Education

by Amy Fast

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475823363
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 841,796
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Dr. Amy Fast is a teacher, instructional coach, professional developer, and educational leader for the McMinnville School District in Oregon. Amy’s goal is to inspire students, teachers, and educational leaders to find their passion and pursue their purpose.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
The Ache for Meaning
CHAPTER 1
The Need for Purpose

Education and a Sense of Purpose

CHAPTER 2
Our Past Priorities
The Colonial Period
American Education in the Nineteenth Century
Progressive Period
Post-Progressive Era and the Conservative Movement
The Pendulum Swings of American Educational Philosophy
CHAPTER 3
Our Current Priorities
College and Career Ready
Teacher Effectiveness
Assessment and Measurement
Back to the Basics
CHAPTER 4
Society’s Needs and Values
Civic Needs
Economic Needs
Social Needs
What the Public Wants
Families’ Desires
Educators’ Desires
Colleges’ and Employers’ Desires
CHAPTER 5
Finding a Noble Purpose
A Purpose that Inspires
Out with Reform in with Revolution
Assessment and Accountability
Creating the Village
Implications for the Curriculum
Implications for Instruction
Implications for Society

CHAPTER 6
Conclusion
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A
About the Author

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