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xliv, 354 pages ; 22 cm
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch--former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum--examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: -leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen --devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning --expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools --pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not "merit pay" based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores --encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465036585 20160808
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
xii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Our schools are at risk
  • The context for corporate reform
  • Who are the corporate reformers?
  • The language of corporate reform
  • The facts about test scores
  • The facts about the achievement gap
  • The facts about the international test scores
  • The facts about high school graduation rates
  • The facts about college graduation rates
  • How poverty affects academic achievement
  • The facts about teachers and test scores
  • Why merit pay fails
  • Do teachers need tenure and seniority?
  • The problem with Teach For America
  • The mystery of Michelle Rhee
  • The contradictions of charters
  • Trouble in e-land
  • Parent trigger, parent tricker
  • The failure of vouchers
  • Schools don't improve if they are closed
  • Solutions: start here
  • Begin at the beginning
  • The early years count
  • The essentials of a good education
  • Class size matters for teaching and learning
  • Make charters work for all
  • Wraparound services make a difference
  • Measure knowledge and skills with care
  • Strengthen the profession
  • Protect democratic control of public schools
  • The toxic mix
  • Privatization of public education is wrong
  • Conclusion: The pattern on the rug.
"From the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System; The Language Police ("Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating" --The New York Times); and the now-classic Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools--an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American public schools that argues persuasively against those who claim our public school system is broken, beyond repair, and obsolete; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the rising "privatization movement" draining students--and funding--from our public schools, a book that puts forth a detailed plan of what needs to happen to schools and with public policy to insure the survival of this American institution so basic to our democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
xiv, 239 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Distinctions and Convergences: A Brief History of Race and Education in the United States and South Africa -- Chapter 2. Selecting <"Good>" Schools in the U.S. and South Africa -- Chapter 3. Paradoxes of Opportunity: Resources, Boundaries, and Organizational-Racial Habitus -- Chapter 4. Student Cultural Flexibility: The (un) Making of Multicultural Navigators -- Chapter 5. The More Things Change, The More Threatening They Feel: White Youths' Attitudes on Equity -- Chapter 6. Equity and Empathy: Growing Equality of Opportunity -- Chapter 7. Stubborn Roots: Weeding Out Educational Inequality -- Appendix A Few Notes on Methodology -- References -- Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199899654 20160609
What are the features of the school environment that make students' of color incorporation greater at some schools than at others? Prudence L. Carter seeks to answer this basic but bedeviling question through a rich comparative analysis of the organizational and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and South Africa-two nations rebounding from centuries of overt practices of racial and social inequality. Stubborn Roots provides insight into how school communities can better incorporate previously disadvantaged groups and engender equity by addressing socio-cultural contexts and promoting "cultural flexibility." It also raises important and timely questions about the social, political, and philosophical purposes of multiracial schooling that have been greatly ignored by many, and cautions against narrow approaches to education that merely focus on test-scores and resources. "There are simply not enough texts that look comparatively at the two foremost experiments with questions of race, culture, and class in the English-speaking world, the United States and South Africa. Prudence Carter's work is simultaneously scholarly and compassionate. It helps us see, in these two benighted but globally important societies, how easily things break, but also how well, when structures are in place and when human agency takes flight, individuals and the groups to which they belong flourish and grow." - Crain Soudien, Professor of Education, University of Cape Town "In this ambitious mixed-method study, Carter analyzes the social and symbolic boundaries that account for disparate educational experiences by race in the United States and South Africa. Resources are only part of the answer; equally important, she argues, are the cultural and institutional conditions that make students feel they are valued contributors of the community. Thus, school policies about hairstyle, dress codes, tracking, extracurricular activities, and language use are among the important dimensions that enable or discourage engagement in students. Educators, policymakers, and scholars alike have much to learn from this agenda-setting work." -Michele Lamont, Harvard University Author of The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class and Immigration "Prudence Carter's remarkable book shines a light on the often invisible patterns that perpetuate educational disparity in both the United States and South Africa. Stubborn Roots reveals how racial and ethnic divides are often reinforced, even in supposedly 'integrated' schools and even when many people of good will, try to eradicate them. Carter's insights illuminate how educators and schools can address these issues by becoming increasingly attuned to the socio-cultural worlds in which their students live. This book paves the way for the changes needed for historically disadvantaged groups to receive equitable, high-quality educations." -Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199899654 20160609
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
x, 334 p. ; 21 cm.
  • What I learned about school reform
  • Hijacked!: how the standards movement turned into the testing movement
  • The transformation of district 2
  • Lessons from San Diego
  • The business model in New York City
  • NCLB: measure and punish
  • Choice: the story of an idea
  • The trouble with accountability
  • What would Mrs. Ratliff do?
  • The billionaire boys' club
  • Lessons learned --Epilogue: school and society.
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: * leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen * devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning * expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools * pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not "merit pay" based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores * encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465028214 20160608
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
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x, 437 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword Linda-Darling-Hammond Introduction & Overview Cynthia A. Tyson Arnetha F. Ball SECTION I. HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND PERSISTING CHALLENGES: PREPARING TEACHERS FOR DIVERSITY Chapter 1: Diversity & Teacher Education: A Historical Perspective on Research & Policy Carl Grant and Melissa Gibson Chapter 2: Creating Interdisciplinary Multicultural Teacher Education: Courageous Leadership is Crucial Valerie Ooka Pang and Cynthia D. Park Chapter 3: Researching Successful Efforts in Teacher Education to Diversify Teachers Christine E. Slater and H. Richard Milner IV Chapter 4: The Meaning of Culture in Learning to Teach: The Power of Socialization and Identity Formation Etta R. Hollins SECTION II. CURRENT TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS IN RESEARCH ON DIVERSITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION A. CENTERING RESEARCH ON DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN TEACHER EDUCATION Chapter 5: Teacher Education, Struggles for Social Justice, and The Historic Erasure of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Lives Therese Quinn and Erica R. Meiners Chapter 6: Crossing Boundaries, Studying Diversity: Lessons from Preservice Teachers and Urban Youth Valerie Kinloch Chapter 7: Power in Community Building: Learning from Indigenous Youth How to Strengthen Adult-Youth Relationships in School Settings Patricia D. QuijadaCerecer Chapter 8: "Something to brag about": Black males, literacy, and diversity in teacher education David E. Kirkland Chapter 9: Preparing Teacher Education Candidates to Work with Students with Disabilities and Gifts and Talents Michelle Trotman Scott and Donna Y. Ford Chapter 10: Researching Speakers of Non-Dominant Languages: Tapping into Perceived Barriers to Promote Teaching and Learning in a Diverse South Africa Mandie Uys, Maryna Reyneke, and Kotie Kaiser B. FRAMEWORKS, PERSPECTIVES AND PARADIGMS IN RESEARCH ON DIVERSITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH IN TEACHER EDUCATION Chapter 11: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Past and Present Institutional Processes and Policies in Teacher Education Thandeka K. Chapman Chapter 12: "I am large, I contain multitudes": Teacher Identity As Useful Frame For Research, Practice, and Diversity in Education Brad Olsen Chapter 13: Shifting the Paradigm to Socio-Culturally Responsive Education: Teaching Native Youth, Teaching About Native Peoples Tiffany S. Lee Chapter 14: Worthy Witnessing: Collaborative Research in Urban Classrooms Maisha T. Winn Chapter 15: The Principal Facts: New Directions for Teacher Education Jeffry M. R. Duncan-Andrade SECTION III. FUTURE TRENDS AND DIRECTIONS: AN AGENDA FOR THE WORK THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE Chapter 16: What We Know and What We Need To Know About Research in a Changing World Kenneth Zeichner Chapter 17: Teacher Education for Diversity: Policy and Politics Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Kim Fries Chapter 18: Placing Equity Front and Center Revisited Sonia Nieto and Kathy McDonough Chapter 19: Asking the Right Questions: A Research Agenda for Researching Diversity in Teacher Education Gloria Ladson-Billings Chapter 20: Preparing Teachers for Diversity in the 21st Century Arnetha F. Ball and Cynthia A. Tyson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442204416 20160605
Studying Diversity in Teacher Education is a collaborative effort by experts seeking to elucidate one of the most important issues facing education today. First, the volume examines historically persistent, yet unresolved issues in teacher education and presents research that is currently being done to address these issues. Second, it centers on research on diverse populations, bringing together both research on diversity and research on diversity in teacher education. The contributors present frameworks, perspectives and paradigms that have implications for reframing research on complex issues that are often ignored or treated too simplistically in teacher education literature. Concluding the volume with an agenda for future research and a guide for preparing teachers for diversity education in a global context, the contributors provide a solid foundation for all educators. Studying Diversity in Teacher Education is a vital resource for all those interested in diversity and education research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442204416 20160605
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
x, 283 p. ; 25 cm
  • What I learned about school reform
  • Hijacked! : how the standards movement turned into the testing movement
  • The transformation of District 2
  • Lessons from San Diego
  • The business model in New York City
  • NCLB : measure and punish
  • Choice : the story of an idea
  • The trouble with accountability
  • What would Mrs. Ratliff do?
  • The billionaire boys' club
  • Lessons learned.
Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01, PWR-1JPA-02
Book
xiv, 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
As America enters the 21st century, U.S. students continue to slip behind in the world's rankings in science and math. Yet, at the same time, state prison budgets are increasing nearly three times as fast as budgets for education. Linda Darling-Hammond, a chief education advisor to President Barack Obama, bestselling author, and nationally recognized leader in education reform, explores these and many other troubling realities in "The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future". This sobering account of the current crisis of public education in America focuses on equity as a critical measure of the situation. The author identifies the basic lack of access to opportunities at all levels of public education for low-income and minority students and cogently argues that improving America's performance in the global economy is tied to closing the minority - majority achievement gap at home. "The Flat World and Education" offers an eye-opening wake-up call concerning America's future and reminds us that every one benefits when all students have an equal opportunity to achieve. It also lays out how the United States can provide that opportunity for every child in every community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807749630 20160528
As America enters the 21st century, U.S. students continue to slip behind in the world's rankings in science and math. Yet, at the same time, state prison budgets are increasing nearly three times as fast as budgets for education. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond, a chief education advisor to President Barack Obama, a bestselling author, and a nationally recognized leader in education reform, explores how America's performance globally is linked to the minority-majority achievement gap at home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807749623 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
ix, 404 p. ; 25 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
xii,353 p. illus. 25cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01
Book
186 p. 22 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-208B-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01