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Ravitch, Diane

Overview
Works: 124 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 33,052 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: LA217.2, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Diane Ravitch
The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools
The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that the anti-bias and sensitivity guidelines promoted by the Left and the Right exert so much force on educational publishers that the resulting modified and censored student materials are reduced to bland and boring texts
The troubled crusade : American education, 1945-1980 by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of controversies in American education since World War II clarifies the issues involved and the social and political forces that have shaped present-day American education
The American reader : words that moved a nation by Edited by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of speeches, documents, poems, songs, photographs, and illustrations that capture the American spirit
Left back : a century of failed school reforms by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Left Back recounts grandiose efforts by education reformers to use the schools to promote social and political goals, even when they diminished the schools' ability to educate children. It shows how generations of reformers have engaged in social engineering, advocating such innovations as industrial education, intelligence testing, curricular differentiation, and life-adjustment education. These reformers, she demonstrates, simultaneously mounted vigorous campaigns against academic studies." "In describing the wars between competing traditions of education, Ravitch points the way to reviving American education. She argues that all students have the capacity to learn and that all are equally deserving of a solid liberal arts education. Left Back addresses issues of the utmost importance and urgency. It is a large work of history that by recovering the past illuminates a future."--BOOK JACKET
Edspeak a glossary of education terms, phrases, buzzwords, and jargon by Diane Ravitch ( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every profession has its own language. Education is no exception and like other professions, the language of education is often incomprehensible to those outside the field. This book is the author's attempt to explain in everyday language the esoteric terms, expressions, and buzzwords used in U.S. education today.--[from preface]
What do our 17-year-olds know? : a report on the first national assessment of history and literature by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A report on the results of a test of 17-year-olds' knowledge of history and literature in the United States
Brookings papers on education policy, 1999 ( )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Reign of error : the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America's public schools by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System; The Language Police ("Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating" --The New York Times); and the now-classic Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools--an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American public schools that argues persuasively against those who claim our public school system is broken, beyond repair, and obsolete; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the rising "privatization movement" draining students--and funding--from our public schools, a book that puts forth a detailed plan of what needs to happen to schools and with public policy to insure the survival of this American institution so basic to our democracy"--
New schools for a new century : the redesign of urban education ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The schools we deserve : reflections on the educational crises of our times by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National standards in American education : a citizen's guide by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ravitch asserts that raising standards is about raising the achievement levels not only of the best students, but of all students. She suggests that deciding what children should learn is the first step toward achieving this goal. National standards should not discredit unorthodox educational programs or dictate instructional methods, however. Ravitch makes recommendations regarding the role of states in setting standards for schools and districts, the role of institutions of higher learning and business in promoting standards, and the role of assessments in maintaining standards. Ravitch contends that a system of standards and assessments, no matter how reliable, will not solve all the problems of American education, but it will help to get the teaching and learning parts of the educational system right. Ultimately the improvement of American education depends on widespread cultural support for educational achievement
City schools : lessons from New York by Diane Ravitch ( )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text brings together contributors for an in-depth look at the nation's largest school system. Topics covered include the changing demographics of city schools, the impending teacher shortage, reading instruction, special education, bilingual education, school governance, charter schools, choice, school finance reform and the role of teacher unions. The book also provides perspectives on Catholic schools, Jewish day schools and historically black independent schools
Making good citizens : education and civil society by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Against mediocrity : the humanities in America's high schools ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English reader : what every literate person needs to know ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this sequel to the best-selling The American Reader, mother-and-son team Diane and Michael Ravitch have gathered together the best and most memorable poems, essays, songs, and orations in English history, capturing in one compact volume writings that have shaped not only England, but democratic culture around the globe. Here are words that changed the world, words that inspired revolutions as well as lovers, dreamers, and singers, words that every educated person once knew-and should know today. Framed by two inspiring speeches-Queen Elizabeth before the invasion of the Spanish Armada and Winston Churchill during the dark days of World War II-the book features work by William Wordsworth and W.H. Auden, Thomas Hobbes and John Stuart Mill, Mary Wollstonecraft and Virginia Woolf, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, and many other extraordinary writers. Readers will find ardent love poems such as Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd To His Love" and Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" We also find more philosophical works such as Yeat's "The Second Coming" and Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach." There are excerpts from Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, Walter Pater and John Ruskin, Edmund Burke and Thomas Carlyle, and other influential thinkers. In addition, the book includes song lyrics ranging from "Greensleeves" to "Rule, Britannia," and works that, though not considered classics, were immensely popular in their day and capture the spirit of an era, such as W.E. Henley's "Invictus" ("I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul"). The editors also provide brief, fascinating biographies of each writer. An exquisite gift, The English Reader offers the best of the best-the soaring language and seminal ideas that fired the imagination of the English-speaking world
The great school wars : New York City, 1805-1973; a history of the public schools as battlefield of social change by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revisionists revised : a critique of the radical attack on the schools by Diane Ravitch ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kid stuff : marketing sex and violence to America's children ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Kid Stuff, Diane Ravitch and Joseph P. Viteritti bring together experts in media studies, child psychology, and public health to assess the dangers posed by "tox pop" to American society. Drawing on thirty years of research, the contributors find convincing evidence that such "entertainment" can harm children and teenagers, despite the self-serving denials of the media industry. Balancing concerns for the welfare of children with respect for the First Amendment, Kid Stuff furthers the ongoing dialogue about how a democratic society can protect its children from the pernicious extremes of popular media."--Jacket
Learning from the past : what history teaches us about school reform ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ravič, Dajen
ラヴィッチ, ダイアン
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English (190)
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