ERIC Number: ED379732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reforming Education: The Emerging Systemic Approach. Fourteenth Annual Yearbook.
Jacobson, Stephen L.; Berne, Robert
This book, the 14th yearbook of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA), provides a review and appraisal of the "educational perestroika" that has occurred over the past decade, both in the United States and in other developed countries. Rather than assessing the outcomes of a decade of educational reform, it examines the present and future of educational reform. Part 1 contains seven chapters that explore reform initiatives in the United States, while the second part is comprised of four chapters that examine reform initiatives abroad. Part 3 considers the future of school reform. Following the preface, the chapters include: (1) "School Reform in the United States: Putting It into Context" (Susan H. Fuhrman, Richard F. Elmore, and Diane Massell); (2) "Cooperative Performance Incentives in Education" (Craig E. Richards, Daniel Fishbein, and Paula Melville); (3) "'Professionalizing' Teaching by Expanding Teachers' Roles" (Betty Malen); (4) "Decentralization and Community Control" (G. Alfred Hess, Jr.); (5) "Negotiating Reform: Preliminary Findings" (Julia E. Koppich and Charles Taylor Kerchner); (6) "Educational Choice: Competing Models and Meanings" (Bruce S. Cooper); (7) "Cost Analysis as a Tool for Education Reform" (David H. Monk and Jennifer A. King); (8) "International School Reform: Political Considerations" (Frances C. Fowler, William L. Boyd, and David N. Plank); (9) "Pursuit of School Quality in England and Wales" (Peter Ribbins and Hywel Thomas); (10) "Benevolence in Canadian Public Schools" (Daniel J. Brown); (11) "Educational Transformations in a 'United' Germany" (Wolfgang Mitter and Manfred Weiss); and (12) "School Reform and the 'New World Order'" (James W. Guthrie). A subject and author index are included. The appendix contains a list of the AEFA Board of Directors, 1993-94. (LMI)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Professional Development, School Based Management, School Restructuring, Systems Approach
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6099-9; hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6098-0, $46.95).
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