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Tippelt, Rudolf – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
In this review, Rudolf Tippelt focuses on two central comparative educational publications that compare the English and German education systems under specific historical perspectives: (1) Lenhart V, "Die erste Schrift zur vergleichenden Erziehungswissenschaft"/"The First Treatise in Comparative Education." Fredericus Augustus…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Apple, Michael W. – Educational Policy, 2013
What roles can and should teachers' unions play in the deliberations, debates, and conflicts over school reform in a time when education sits at the center of so much of our economic, political, ideological, and cultural tensions? Lois Weiner's new book, "The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice," speaks…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Unions, Educational Change, Institutional Role
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Takayama, Keita – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Education in the United States was in a state of "crisis" at the time of the 1983 release of "A Nation at Risk," the landmark report on the US education reform. This was the time when the rising Japanese economy started threatening the post-war US economic dominance and conservative figures such as Ronald Reagan gained popular…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnography, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Van Kraayenoord, Christina E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
This essay reviews and comments on "Evidence-Based Reading Practices for Response to Intervention," edited by Diane Haager, Janette Klingner, and Sharon Vaughn, one of the earliest books published on an initiative in the United States to provide instructional support for students who experience difficulties with literacy and learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Broad, Kathy – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2001
"The Future of Schools" (1998), by Australia's former Minister of Education Don Hayward and Professor Brian J. Caldwell, recounts the development, implementation, and early effects of a far-reaching change effort. The authors'"lessons" are undercut by insufficient data connecting the reform with improved teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Gray, John – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2001
"The International Handbook of School Effectiveness Research" (2000) by C. Teddlie and D. Reynolds is a searching, authoritative assessment of the SER field. However, the field should acknowledge its failures and lose its "schools make a difference" mantra. The "next wave" must grapple directly with implementing and…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Change, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Campbell, Carol – Journal of Education Policy, 1999
Themes discussed in reviews of seven books on educational management include the profession's changing context, management of change, managerial discourses, leadership micropolitics, the shift from management to leadership, power and values, and the education/management linkage. Educational management should stress educational goals, not…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Frey, Joanne M. – 1999
In "The Invisible Computer," Donald Norman illustrates his theory of invisible computers turning into information appliances with examples of past inventions like the radio, automobile, and phonograph. Second generation computers have evolved as far as technology will allow. At the present time, the technology itself is the driving force…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adoption (Ideas), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education
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Labaree, David F.; Pallas, Aaron M. – Educational Researcher, 1996
The new report of the Holmes Group, "Tomorrow's Schools of Education," is a simplistic attack on university-based schools of education and calls for their radical transformation and the adoption of one set of standards. It is argued that schools of education can develop individual approaches to future challenges. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Majors, Educational Change, Educational Research
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Labaree, David F.; Pallas, Aaron M. – Educational Researcher, 1996
The insistence of the Holmes Group, in its recent report on schools of education, that schools of education must focus exclusively on the preparation of teachers and that faculty should concentrate their research on professional development, would severely limit the potential contributions of educational research. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Majors, Educational Change, Educational Research
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Ryan, James – Canadian Journal of Education, 1993
The effective schools movement, explored by P. Coleman and L. LaRoque, has not brought about meaningful change in education because advocates assume that there are norms and values on which all can agree. It is argued that these themes are at odds with the real world. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research
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Cherryholmes, Cleo H. – Educational Researcher, 1994
Explores relationship between text and context in pragmatism that is related to differences between pragmatism and scientific realism, as identified by Ernest R. House (1992) and repeated by Jim Garrison, and considers association between pragmatism and aesthetics. Comments concerning pragmatism and educational reform are made by suggesting how…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Context Effect, Educational Change
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Case, Roland; And Others – Canadian Journal of Education, 1994
In a recent article, D. Stewart has misrepresented the positions of some of those who view teachers as facilitators of learning. The author defines four principles that represent a sensible interpretation of facilitating learning. The idea of the teacher as facilitator actually holds great promise for improved teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Richard Rothstein's booklet "What Do We Know About Declining (Or Rising) Student Achievement?" claims that anecdotes about past educational practices are unreliable and difficult to relate to today's schools. Curricula and tests change; so do student populations. There are no solid historical measures, including three well-known…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational History
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Nieto, Sonia – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Authors of these books spend little energy on defending multiculturalism and instead focus on specific programs, strategies, and outcomes of multicultural teaching practices in higher education. Two of the books focus on the challenges of teacher education in the face of growing diversity; the third concerns multicultural teaching at the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development