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ERIC Number: ED362983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 301
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8173-0553-X
School Reform in the Deep South: A Critical Appraisal.
Vold, David J., Ed.; DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed.
An assessment of the school reform movement, this book focuses on the states of the Deep South--Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Ten articles, organized into three sections, tackle such issues as the role of government in school reform, the professional growth of teachers, and the privatization of schools. Part 1 includes the following: "Public Education's Last Hurrah? Schizophrenia, Amnesia, and Ignorance in School Politics" (William Lowe Boyd); "Bill Clinton and Arkansas: Can Political Leaders Reform the Schools?" (Robert W. Johns); "Curriculum Reform and Professional Expertise: The Florida Experience" (C. J. B. Macmillan); and "Merit Pay: Resurrection of an Unworkable Past" (Kenneth D. McCracken and David J. Vold). Part 2 is concerned with particular reform movements. Articles include "Educational Reform in Mississippi: A Historical Perspective" (Robert L. Jenkins and William A. Person); "Educational Reform in Alabama: 1972-1989" (Charles F. Rudder); and "The Illusion of Educational Reform in Georgia" (Wayne J. Urban). Part 3 considers one possible outcome of current reform efforts--the deregulation of schooling. Articles include "Imagining Sisyphus Happy with Educational Reformers" (David E. Denton) and "Democratic Tension and the Future of the Public School" (David J. Vold). (LMI)
University of Alabama Press, Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A