Raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities.
Analyzes how teachers attempt to translate the language of reform into pedagogical action.
Shows how education reforms take place within cauldrons of political interests and conflicting values and beliefs.
Independent researchers interview urban middle school students to get their impressions of the teachers that help them to succeed in schools.
Presents powerful lessons about the realities of school reform by portraying the experiences of five teachers involved in a restructuring initiative.
This book provides the basis for thoughtful reflection and discussion of school accountability by critically examining Kentucky's groundbreaking educational reform strategy of statewide student assessment and teacher accountability.
Rather than simply lamenting that there is never enough time in the school day, this book looks at the dimensions of time as a significant factor in the success and failure of many of today’s school reform efforts.
Explores the intersection of two central issues in American education today: school reform through restructuring and alienation from school of many children of color. A tough look at the impact of teachers' and administrators' beliefs and practices.
The inspirational story of a group of teachers, parents, and students who face and overcome many challenges in their struggle to create a very unconventional school within a school.
A "tale from the trenches" of educational reform, this book chronicles a year in the life of four teachers as they implement an innovative new program.
A critical look at the influence of the business community on the school reform movement, specifically how popular business management theories have been used as "tools" to produce a "workforce" for the 21st century.
Describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories describe how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.
Provides a rare look at how successive waves of educational reforms have interacted within a single school district.