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Cuban, Larry

Works: 106 works in 303 publications in 4 languages and 20,610 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: LA216, 371.334
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Larry Cuban
Oversold and underused : computers in the classroom by Larry Cuban( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We have to keep ahead in the global economy. The best schools have the most sophisticated computers. Our kids can't be left behind. Our kids need the best. For the last twenty years, many educators, public officials, and business leaders have argued that to keep ahead, American children need to be computersavvy from early childhood onward. Using computers and the Internet in school will give kids a huge academic advantage and, in the long term, prepare them to be winners in an ever more competitive workplace. Real estate agents and parents cite the number of computers in their local schools to demonstrate the quality of their children's education. But just how much of this is true? in Oversold and Underused, one of the most respected voices in American education argues that when teachers are not trained to use new technology, or given a chance to develop creative uses for it in schools, computers end up being just souped-up typewriters. Synthesizing all the research now available, and drawing on his own studies of early childhood, high school, and university classrooms in Silicon Valley, Larry Cuban found that students and teachers use the new technologies far less in the classroom than they do at home and that most classroom use is unimaginative. Even in the heartland of the new technology, classrooms run much as they did a generation ago: they just have new expensive toys in the corner."--Jacket
The blackboard and the bottom line why schools can't be businesses by Larry Cuban( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new book, Larry Cuban takes aim at the alluring cliche that schools should be more businesslike, and shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no one has shown that a business model can be successfully applied to education." "In this book, one of the most distinguished scholars in education charts the Gilded Age beginnings of the influential view that American schools should be organized to meet the needs of American businesses, and run according to principles of cost-efficiency, bottom-line thinking, and customer satisfaction."--BOOK JACKET
How scholars trumped teachers change without reform in university curriculum, teaching, and research, 1890-1990 by Larry Cuban( )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powerful reforms with shallow roots improving America's urban schools ( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This authoritative and eye-opening volume examines governance changes in six cities during the 1990s, where either mayoral control of schools has occurred or where noneducators have been appointed to lead school districts. Featuring up-close, in-depth case studies of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, and Seattle, this book explores the reasons why these cities chose to alter their traditional school governance structures and analyzes what happened when the reforms were implemented and whether or not teachers and students performed better because of them
The managerial imperative and the practice of leadership in schools by Larry Cuban( )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tinkering toward utopia : a century of public school reform by David B Tyack( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, David Tyack and Larry Cuban explore some basic questions about the nature of educational reform. Why have Americans come to believe that schooling has regressed? Have educational reforms occurred in cycles, and if so, why? Why has it been so difficult to change the basic institutional patterns of schooling? What actually happened when reformers tried to "reinvent" schooling? Tyack and Cuban argue that the ahistorical nature of most current reform proposals magnifies defects and understates the difficulty of changing the system. Policy talk has alternated between lamentation and overconfidence. The authors suggest that reformers today need to focus on ways to help teachers improve instruction from the inside out instead of decreeing change by remote control, and that reformers must also keep in mind the democratic purposes that guide public education
Why is it so hard to get good schools? by Larry Cuban( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After almost five decades of working in and around public schools, the author invites us to think along with him about why it is so hard to get good schools. He offers these reflections because his contact with tens of thousands of public school participants--teachers, policymakers, researchers, parents, and students--has convinced him that "I am not alone in coping with these thorny each of us muddlers toward the kinds of 'good' schooling that we seek for children."
Teachers and machines : the classroom use of technology since 1920 by Larry Cuban( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To make a difference; teaching in the inner city by Larry Cuban( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How teachers taught : constancy and change in American classrooms, 1890-1980 by Larry Cuban( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partners in literacy : schools and libraries building communities through technology by Sondra Cuban( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why have libraries and schools - both public institutions committed to community-based learning - adopted new technologies in dramatically different ways? Exploring the differences in technology use between schools and libraries across the country, the authors describe ways that these two institutions can collaborate to improve teaching and learning while building communities. With a focus on literacy development, they investigate how new technologies are implemented and the lessons that institutions can learn from one another."--BOOK JACKET
How teachers taught : constancy and change in American classrooms, 1890-1990 by Larry Cuban( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technology, curriculum, and professional development : adapting schools to meet the needs of students with disabilities ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside the black box of classroom practice : change without reform in American education by Larry Cuban( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice takes as its starting point a strikingly blunt question: 'With so many major structural changes in U.S. public schools over the past century, why have classroom practices been largely stable, with a modest blending of new and old teaching practices, leaving contemporary classroom lessons familiar to earlier generations of school-goers?' It is a question that ought to be of paramount interest to all who are interested in school reform in the United States. It is also a question that comes naturally to Larry Cuban, whose much-admired books have focused on various aspects of school reform--their promises, wrong turns, partial successes, and troubling failures. In this book, he returns to this territory, but trains his focus on the still baffling fact that policy reforms--no matter how ambitious or determined--have generally had little effect on classroom conduct and practice."--Publisher information
Reconstructing the common good in education : coping with intractable American dilemmas ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As good as it gets : what school reform brought to Austin by Larry Cuban( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugging the middle : how teachers teach in an era of testing and accountability by Larry Cuban( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on three diverse school districts (Arlington, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; and Oakland, California), this book offers a portrayal of how teachers teach. It looks at a range of workable pedagogical options educators are using to engage students while satisfying parents and policymakers - options that succeed by creating hybrid practices
Urban school chiefs under fire by Larry Cuban( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Negro in America by Larry Cuban( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Youth as a minority; an anatomy of student rights by Larry Cuban( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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キューバン, L
English (151)
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