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Shipps, Dorothy

Works: 6 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,273 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LA212, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Shipps
Reconstructing the common good in education : coping with intractable American dilemmas by Larry Cuban( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited work brings several generations of Professor David Tyack's students and colleagues together to explore the purpose and structure of schooling for the common good. For most of the last century, school reformers have attempted to employ schools to solve nearly every social ill. Reforms since the 1980s have, in the main, emphasized using schools to improve the economic performance of the country, often neglecting other objectives, and in ways that frequently aid those already privileged by race, class, or gender. Examples of these reforms include vouchers, charter schools, and privately run public schools. Despite relentless criticism by those fixated on economic competitiveness, support for the broader purpose of nurturing good citizens remains strong among the public. The first part of this work explores different ways of perceiving the "common good" in public education at key points of school reform over the last century, including the evolution of national educational agendas, the dilemma of indoctrination, education and Hispanics, and corporate management of troubled urban schools. The second part of this work examines the social and political implications of different ways of viewing the common good, including the need to pursue social justice, historic critiques of the role of bureaucracy in schoolings, and the ideological divide between progressives and conservatives regarding what constitutes good schools. The third part considers the relationship of tradition to modern democracies, tensions between community life and regulatory pressures, and the ways in which education has become a secular American religion. (Contains over 500 references.) (Tej)
School reform, corporate style : Chicago, 1880-2000 by Dorothy Shipps( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping education policy : power and process by Douglas E Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy during the most turbulent and rapidly changing period in American history. Respected scholars review the history of education policy to explain the political powers and processes that shape education today. Chapters cover major themes that have influenced education, including the civil rights movement, federal involvement, the accountability movement, family choice, and development of nationalization and globalization. Sponsored by the Politics of Education Association, this edited collection examines the tum
Big business and school reform : the case of Chicago 1988 by Dorothy Shipps( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago Annenberg challenge : the first three years by Dorothy Shipps( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving school community connections : moving toward a system of community schools by Anthony S Bryk( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper helps community partners envision a system of community schools and understand the changes needed to make it a reality. Information in the paper is adapted from a study by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago and the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington. The study examined efforts to decentralize school systems in six major cities nationwide. Part 1 of this paper describes the basis for recent education reforms aimed at decentralizing authority and strengthening school and community connections. It also explains the contexts that shape community-linked school systems. Part 2 presents important features shared by various models for increasing school-level autonomy and school-community linkages. It describes the early experiences of six cities that adopted decentralized school systems. Part 3 shares lessons learned about the scope, depth, and characteristics of school reforms that build school-level responsibility for education. It also presents strategies for connecting schools with parents and communities and describes conflicts that can surface during efforts to create community schools. Part 4 explores challenges and implications for moving from an understanding of community schools to action. Part 5 identifies sources of more information. Contains 11 references. (Sm)
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Reconstructing the common good in education : coping with intractable American dilemmas
English (25)

School reform, corporate style : Chicago, 1880-2000Shaping education policy : power and process