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Hassrick, Elizabeth McGhee; Raudenbush, Stephen W.; Rosen, Lisa – University of Chicago Press, 2017
The challenge of overcoming educational inequality in the United States can sometimes appear overwhelming, and great controversy exists as to whether or not elementary schools are up to the task, whether they can ameliorate existing social inequalities and initiate opportunities for economic and civic flourishing for all children. This book shows…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Educational Change
Labaree, David F. – University of Chicago Press, 2017
Read the news about America's colleges and universities--rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators--and it's clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it's always been that way. And that's exactly why it has become the most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
Menand, Louis, Ed.; Reitter, Paul, Ed.; Wellmon, Chad, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2017
The modern research university is a global institution with a rich history that stretches into an ivy-laden past, but for as much as we think we know about that past, most of the writings that have recorded it are scattered across many archives and, in many cases, have yet to be translated into English. With this book, Paul Reitter, Chad Wellmon,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational History, Educational Trends, Educational Development
Hay, M. Cameron, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2016
To do research that really makes a difference--the authors of this book argue--social scientists need questions and methods that reflect the complexity of the world. Bringing together a consortium of voices across a variety of fields, "Methods that Matter" offers compelling and successful examples of mixed methods research that do just…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Science Research, Case Studies, Holistic Approach
McNamee, Gillian Dowley – University of Chicago Press, 2015
"The High-Performing Preschool" takes readers into the lives of three- and four-year-old Head Start students during their first year of school and focuses on the centerpiece of their school day: story acting. In this activity, students act out stories from high-quality children's literature as well as stories dictated by their peers.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Children, At Risk Students
Mountford-Zimdars, Anna, Ed.; Sabbagh, Daniel, Ed.; Post, David, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2015
What does "fairness" mean internationally in terms of access to higher education? Increased competition for places in elite universities has prompted a worldwide discussion regarding the fairness of student admission policies. Despite budget cuts from governments--and increasing costs for students--competition is fierce at the most…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Competition
Bjork, Christopher – University of Chicago Press, 2015
If there is one thing that describes the trajectory of American education, it is this: more high-stakes testing. In the United States, the debates surrounding this trajectory can be so fierce that it feels like we are in uncharted waters. As Christopher Bjork reminds us in this study, however, we are not the first to make testing so central to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing, Accountability, Educational Change
McDonald, Joseph P. – University of Chicago Press, 2014
Dissecting twenty years of educational politics in our nation's largest cities, "American School Reform" offers one of the clearest assessments of school reform as it has played out in our recent history. Joseph P. McDonald and his colleagues evaluate the half-billion-dollar Annenberg Challenge--launched in 1994--alongside other…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics of Education, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy
Jacobs, Jerry A. – University of Chicago Press, 2014
Calls for closer connections among disciplines can be heard throughout the world of scholarly research, from major universities to the National Institutes of Health. "In Defense of Disciplines" presents a fresh and daring analysis of the argument surrounding interdisciplinarity. Challenging the belief that blurring the boundaries between…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Case Studies
Hill, Paul T.; Jochim, Ashley E. – University of Chicago Press, 2014
America's education system faces a stark dilemma: it needs governmental oversight, rules and regulations, but it also needs to be adaptable enough to address student needs and the many different problems that can arise at any given school--something that large educational bureaucracies are notoriously bad at. Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer here…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Democracy, Government Role, Public Education
Lazarus, Joan – University of Chicago Press, 2012
There is no one-size-fits-all way to keep pace with the changes affecting students and those who educate them. That's why Joan Lazarus has gathered here the insights of hundreds of theater teachers and teaching artists on how they have responded to the shifting demands of theater education in today's schools. She paints a portrait of active,…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Best Practices, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Change
Gould, Jon B. – University of Chicago Press, 2012
After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They've been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from…
Descriptors: College Students, Extracurricular Activities, Leisure Time, Success
Steffes, Tracy L. – University of Chicago Press, 2012
"Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife," wrote John Dewey in his classic work "The School and Society." In "School, Society, and State", Tracy Steffes places that idea at the center of her exploration of the connections between public school reform in the early twentieth century and American political…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational History, Public Education, Role of Education
Tinto, Vincent – University of Chicago Press, 2012
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Financial Support, School Holding Power
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2012
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. [For "Requirements for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Certification, School Personnel, Elementary School Teachers
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