Faculty Work in Schools of Education

Rethinking Roles and Rewards for the Twenty-first Century

Edited by William G. Tierney

Subjects: Education
Series: SUNY series, Frontiers in Education
Paperback : 9780791448168, 245 pages, December 2000
Hardcover : 9780791448151, 245 pages, December 2000

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Table of contents

Introduction: Reforming Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education
William G. Tierney

1. The Public Responsibility of Public Schools of Education
Jeannie Oakes and John Rogers

2. Incentives for Scholarship in Education Programs
Mary M. Kennedy

3. Resisting Reform: Tenure, Productivity, and the Public School Crisis
Yvonna S. Lincoln

4. Faculty of Education in a Period of Systemic Reform
William G. Tierney

5. The Evolving Production Functions of Schools of Education
Sarah S. Turner

6. Clinical Faculty in Schools of Education: Using Differentiation to Address Disparate Goals
James C. Hearn and Melissa S. Anderson

7. Professors of Education and Academic Freedom: Uncharted Waters
Philo Hutcheson

8. The Fragmented Paradigm: Women, Tenure, and Schools of Education
Judith Glazer-Raymo

9. Graduate Student Socialization and Its Implications for the Recruitment of African American Education Faculty
James Soto Antony and Edward Taylor

Conclusion: So What Now? The Future of Education Schools in America
Arthur Levine

About the Contributors
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education

A full-bodied, robust discussion of issues of concern to faculty in schools of education.


Schools of education are undergoing dramatic changes in what they are expected to do and what kinds of work faculty should do and how they should be rewarded. This book discusses changes that are currently taking place and considers what reforms are necessary, offering provocative analyses about issues such as tenure, the role of non-tenure faculty, and the overall mission of schools of education for the twenty-first century.

Contributors include James Soto Antony, Melissa S. Anderson, James C. Hearn, Judith Glazer Raymo, Philo Hutcheson, Mary M. Kennedy, Arthur Levine, Yvonna S. Lincoln, Jeannie Oakes, John Rogers, Edward Taylor, William G. Tierney, and Sarah E. Turner.

William G. Tierney is the Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California. Among his many books are Promotion and Tenure: Community Socialization in Academe (coauthored with Estela Mara Bensimon) and Representation and the Text: Re-Framing the Narrative Voice (coedited with Yvonna S. Lincoln), both published by SUNY Press.


"Tierney and his colleagues argue powerfully that 'the field of education is not in a period of robust growth, but it is in a time of dynamic change.' Building on this premise, this book makes a compelling case that, within a rapidly changing context, the future of education schools is uncertain. If those of us who work in education schools wish to shape that future, we must grapple diligently with the issues and questions framed through the careful analyses presented in this book: What are the purposes of education schools? How should we organize and reward our work as faculty? What is our responsibility to society? What is our role in the university?" — Ann E. Austin, coauthor of Faculty Collaboration: Enhancing the Quality of Scholarship and Teaching

"Faculty Work in Schools of Education is essential reading for all administrators, faculty, students of higher education, and everyone who cares about the educational system of our nation." — Mildred García, editor of Affirmative Action's Testament of Hope: Strategies for a New Era in Higher Education