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ERIC Number: ED478417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-2
Pages: 176
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4263-5
Standards Reform in High-Poverty Schools: Managing Conflict and Building Capacity. The Series on School Reform.
Barnes, Carol A.
This book draws on observations and interviews over a two-year period to show the capacity of one elementary school to understand and implement state-mandated reforms. The chapters are: (1) "Mission Elementary: An Introduction"; (2) "High Standards, Competing Priorities, and Complexity at Mission Elementary"; (3) "Managing Competing Commitments in Second-Grade Classrooms"; (4) "Conflict and Change in Third-Grade Classrooms"; (5) "Clarity, Complexity, and Collaboration: The Technical and Social Tensions of Transforming Policy into Practice"; (6) "Managing Trade-Offs: A Closer Look at Gains and Losses"; and (7) "The Fate of Education Reform: Problems and Possibilities." An appendix discusses "Research Procedures and the Data." (Contains 136 references and an index.) (SLD)
Teachers College Press, Customer Service, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (hardback: ISBN-0-8077-4263-5, $48; clothbound, ISBN-0-8077-4262-7, $22.95). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Fax: 802-864-7626; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A