ERIC Number: ED568820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The New Education Philanthropy: Politics, Policy, and Reform. Educational Innovations Series
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Henig, Jeffrey R., Ed.
Harvard Education Press
Philanthropic foundations play an increasingly influential role in education research, policy, and practice--yet this sector has been subject to little research-informed analysis. In "The New Education Philanthropy," Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig convene a diverse group of scholars and analysts to examine the shifting role of education philanthropy over the last decade, giving particular attention to the large national foundations--Gates, Broad, Walton, and Lumina, among others--that are increasingly aggressive and strategic in their use of funds. Drawing on original research, they investigate and assess the impact of new patterns in foundation giving for advocacy and research; the divergence in funding strategies between old and new foundations; the extension of "venture philanthropy" to higher education; and the backlash against "reform" philanthropy as well as the unlikely partnerships it forges. "The New Education Philanthropy" offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at major foundations, exploring the goals, values, and strategies that drive the new grantmakers' work and outlining the lessons they have learned over the past decade. This empirical inquiry into the ideas and activities of this secretive sector promises to provide a valuable resource for researchers and reformers alike. Following the Introduction (Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig), this books contains the following chapters: (1) Buckets into Another Sea (Jay P. Greene); (2) How Old Foundations Differ from New Foundations (Jeffrey W. Snyder); (3) "Singing from the Same Hymnbook" at Gates and Broad (Sarah Reckhow and Megan Tompkins-Stange); (4) Philanthropy Goes to College (Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin J. James); (5) Advocacy and Assumptions in Foundation-Sponsored Research (Dana Goldstein); (6) The Backlash Against "Reform" Philanthropy (Michael Q. McShane and Jenn Hatfield); (7) A Critique of Contemporary Edu-Giving (Larry Cuban); and (8) Seven Lessons on Education Giving from Funders and Grantees (Alexander Russo). The Conclusion is written by Jeffrey R. Henig and Frederick M. Hess. Contains the following sections: Further Reading; Notes; Acknowledgments; About the Editors; About the Contributors; and Index.
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Philanthropic Foundations, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education