School Change and Reform

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California in a Time of Excellence

Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.

Democratic Dilemmas

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

By Carole G. Basile
Foreword by John I. Goodlad
Subjects: Education

An inspiring story of the student-centered learning that can take place in a democratic, caring school.

Community Action for School Reform

By Howell S. Baum
Subjects: Education

Presents an innovative community approach to educational improvement.

Balancing Acts

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.

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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 ...