Privatizing Education: Can the School Marketplace Deliver Freedom of Choice, Efficiency, Equity, and Social Cohesion?

Henry Levin

First Edition • May 1, 2001 • 384 pages

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Privatizing Education is a collection of essays written by such luminaries as Martin Carnoy, Christopher Connell, Wendy Connors, Fred Doolittle, Pearl Rock Kane, Frank Kemerer, Christopher Lauricella, Arthur Levine, Ellen Magenheim, Patrick McEwan, Lee D. Mitgang, David Myers, Gary Natriello, Caroline Persell, Mark Schneider, Janelle Scott, Geoffrey Walford, and Amy…

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Perspectives on Learning Disabilities: Biological, Cognitive, Contextual

Edited by Robert Sternberg and Louise Spear-Swerling

First Edition • September 1, 2000 • 312 pages

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More children than ever before are being labeled as learning disabled (LD), including some who in the past would have been labeled mentally retarded. At the same time, the category of gifted learning disabled has become widely accepted, and some parents as well as teachers are trying to have their…

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Accelerating the Learning of All Students: Cultivating Culture Change in Schools, Classrooms and Individuals

Christine Finnan; Julie D. Swanson

First Edition • August 1, 2000 • 208 pages

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      Isn’t acceleration just for gifted kids? This is a common assumption when we think about who benefits from efforts to accelerate student learning. For generations, students identified as gifted have been separated from other students and provided enriched learning opportunities many adults believe would be wasted on…

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Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences

Elaine Seymour

First Edition • August 1, 2000 • 444 pages

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This intriguing book explores the reasons that lead undergraduates of above-average ability to switch from science, mathematics, and engineering majors into nonscience majors. Based on a three-year, seven-campus study, the volume takes up the ongoing national debate about the quality of undergraduate education in these fields, offering explanations for net…

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Watch It: The Risks and Promises of Information Technologies for Education

Nicholas Burbules; Thomas Callister, Jr.

First Edition • February 1, 2000 • 202 pages

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Watch IT is an examination of several critical issues in the potential of new information technology (IT) for education. IT, already central to many aspects of our lives, is rapidly becoming an integral part of teaching and learning. This book takes a close look at the positive and negative consequences…

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Teaching Transformed: Achieving Excellence, Fairness, Inclusion, and Harmony

Roland Tharp; Peggy Estrada; Stephanie Dalton; Lois Yamauchi

First Edition • January 1, 2000 • 288 pages

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All school reformers are trying for better schooling; but all are not marching to the same drum. Four goals— Excellence, Fairness, Inclusion and Harmony— are emphasized by different groups. Are the four goals competing ideas of the good, so that national political debates must result in prioritizing, in winners and…

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Schools Of The 21st Century: Linking Child Care And Education

Matia Finn-Stevenson; Edward Zigler

First Edition • September 10, 1999 • 216 pages

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The nation is abuzz with consideration of prekindergarten programs for all children. To better understand the issues involved, funding and staffing considerations as well as policy option, this book is a must read. In this timely book, Matia Finn-Stevenson and Edward Zigler argue that the federal government alone cannot address…

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Charting Chicago School Reform: Democratic Localism as a Lever for Change

Anthony Bryk; Penny Bender Sebring; David Kerbow; Sharon Rollow; John Easton

First Edition • August 1, 1999 • 408 pages

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In 1989, Chicago began an experiment with radical decentralization of power and authority. This book tells the story of what happened to Chicago’s elementary schools in the first four years of this reform. Implicit in this reform is the theory that expanded local democratic participation would stimulate organizational change within…

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Race Is…Race Isn’t: Critical Race Theory and Qualitative Studies in Education

Edited by Laurence Parker; Donna Deyhle; Sofia Villenas

First Edition • May 1, 1999 • 296 pages

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The field of critical race theory has gotten increasingly more attention as an emerging perspective on race, the law, and policy. Critical race theory examines the social construction of the law, administrative policy, electoral politics, and political discourse in the U.S. Race Is…Race Isn’t presents a group of qualitative research…

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The Education-Jobs Gap: Underemployment or Economic Democracy?

D W Livingstone

First Edition • April 1, 1999 • 342 pages

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According to Ivar Berg’s performance criteria, over half of the U.S. workforce is now underemployed. Using analysis based on U.S. and Canadian surveys of work and learning experiences and other documental data, author David Livingstone exposes the myth of the learning enterprise and argues that the major problem in education-work…

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