ERIC Number: ED422453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Selected Readings on School Reform. Vol. 2, No. 3.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.
This selection of readings in the field of educational reform presents 46 articles, mostly from the news media, and 2 cartoons related to improvement of the educational system. It opens with "Network Notes," brief reports and reviews about events and recent publications of interest to those concerned with educational reform. The first set of essays, "The Front Lines," discusses school reform in practice, as it is being carried out today. The second section, "Charter Schools," looks at the charter school movement and the many obstacles charter schools are facing in 1998. As has been the case throughout the brief history, reviews of charter schools are mixed. "School Choice--And Choices" presents articles considering school choice initiatives in various parts of the country and public response to these efforts. "Standards, Tests, and Accountability" groups some articles on educational assessment and standards for achievement. A section on "Teacher Talent" considers teacher education and qualifications, and what should be done to improve teacher competence. "Curriculum and Pedagogy" presents articles on subject content and teaching methods in the context of educational reform. A section on "Higher Education" presents articles on educational equality, standards, and distance education. A "Grab Bag" section contains articles of interest in a variety of areas, including class size and parent participation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.