ERIC Number: ED442914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Black Education, Black Students, Catholic Schools, Charter Schools, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Language Minorities, Low Income Groups, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Choice, Socioeconomic Influences, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Whole Language Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)