ERIC Number: ED460195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
School Reform: The Critical Issues. Hoover Institution Press Publication.
Evers, Williamson M., Ed.; Izumi, Lance T., Ed.; Riley, Pamela A., Ed.
This book presents a collection of recent articles on the problems in today's schools, why school and students are underperforming, exploring a range of topics and explaining why some reforms in education are destined to fail while others have been proven to work. The first section, "Teaching Approaches," presents articles on progressive education; curriculum and methods; computers/distance learning; direct instruction, explicit teaching; ability grouping; and whole school reform. The second section, "The Student," offers articles on student beliefs/character education and social promotion. The third section, "Parents and Teachers," includes articles on such issues as the parent-school relationship, teacher salaries, teachers' unions, and teacher evaluation. The fourth section,"Educationally Disadvantaged," discusses such issues as bilingual education, Ritalin, and special education. The fifth section, "Standards and Accountability," looks at the development of academic standards and the fight against testing. The sixth section, "Structuring Education," presents articles on spending, vouchers, contracting out, charter schools, class and school size, federal aid to education and the poor, home schooling, and private schooling. (SM)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Bilingual Education, Charter Schools, Child Development, Class Size, Computer Uses in Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Home Schooling, Parent Participation, Poverty, Preservice Teacher Education, Private Schools, Privatization, Progressive Education, Public Education, Reading Instruction, School Choice, School Size, Social Promotion, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.; Pacific Research Inst. for Public Policy, San Francisco, CA.