School Change and Reform
California in a Time of Excellence
Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.
Explores how to engage citizens in the process of educational improvement.
Meaningful Urban Education Reform
Summarizes findings of a long-term study of math and science education reforms in Chicago, El Paso, Memphis, and Miami.
Talking about a Revolution
Analyzes how teachers attempt to translate the language of reform into pedagogical action.
A Good Little School
An inspiring story of the student-centered learning that can take place in a democratic, caring school.
Community Action for School Reform
Presents an innovative community approach to educational improvement.
Offers surprising insights into the complex worlds of women principals.
Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams
Examines Professional Development Schools, or "teaching schools," and the myriad complex issues, from policy to personnel, that surround their operation.
The New Insecurity
Examines the impact of the loss of expectations of permanent employment and enduring family relationships on individuals today and explores how changes in the collective endeavor to provide security could help.
Lessons from Restructuring Experiences
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.
Teacher Evaluation Policy
Since the beginning of the school reform movement in the early 1980's, various efforts have been made to improve teacher evaluation. Most of the initial efforts were designed to promote greater accountability. ...
Capital and Communities in Black and White
Capital and Communities in Black and White explores the problems created by global economic restructuring, the decline of inner city neighborhoods, and the heightened racial conflicts in the United States. ...
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture
Many factors contribute to the way individuals come to an understanding of what schooling is about and where it might be headed. This book explores the role of popular culture in that process.
The authors ...
Oil in Troubled Waters
In some coastal regions of the United States, such as western Louisiana, offshore oil development has long been welcomed. In others, such as northern California, it has been vehemently opposed. This book ...