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ERIC Number: ED442914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 405
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8018-6342-2
City Schools: Lessons from New York.
Ravitch, Diane, Ed.; Viteritti, Joseph P., Ed.
This book presents a collection of essays by researchers and educators that examine the largest school system in the U.S.--the New York City school system. There are 5 parts with 15 chapters. Part 1, "Education in the City," includes: (1) "Schooling in New York City: The Socioeconomic Context" (Emanuel Tobier) and (2) "Public Schools That Work" (Clara Hemphill). Part 2, "Governance," includes: (3) "The Difference between Charter Schools and Charterlike Schools" (Pearl Rock Kane); (4) "Contractual Constraints on School Management: Principals' Perspectives on the Teacher Contract" (Dale Ballou); and (5) "The Bronx Leadership Academy High School: The Challenges of Innovation" (Lee Stuart). Part 3, "Defining Good Pedagogy," includes: (6) "The Teacher Crisis and Educational Standards" (Stephan F. Brumberg); (7) "Teaching Reading: Phonics and the Whole-Language Method" (Joanna P. Williams); (8) "Teaching Language Minorities: Theory and Reality" (Christine H. Rossell); and (9) "The Education of Handicapped Children" (Frank J. MacChiarola). Part 4, "Nonpublic Schools," includes: (10) "Catholic Schools" (Paul T. Hill and Mary Beth Celio); (11) "Jewish Day Schools" (Marvin Schick); and (12) "Historically Black Independent Schools" (Gail Foster). Part 5, "Choice," includes: (13) "Public School Choice: A Status Report" (Paul Teske, Mark Schneider, Christine Roch, and Melissa Marschall); (14) "When Low-Income Students Move from Public to Private Schools" (Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell); and (15) "School Finance Reform: Introducing the Choice Factor" (Thomas Nechyba and Michael Heise). (SM)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-4363 (hardbound: ISBN-0-8018-6341-4, $59,95; paperback: ISBN-0-8018-6342-2, $21.50). Tel: 410-516-6932; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)