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Challenges of urban education and efficacy of school reform

Author: Frank Brown; Richard C Hunter
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : JAI, 2003.
Series: Advances in educational administration, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an overview of the state of reform of the US education system a number of experts discuss issues ranging from the economics of inequality, urban economics and the digital divide to problems of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Brown; Richard C Hunter
ISBN: 076230426X 9780762304264
OCLC Number: 223506429
Description: xx, 337 pages.
Contents: List of contributors. Preface (K. Alexander). Introduction and organization of the book (R.C. Hunter, F. Brown). Urban Schools and their Students. Diversity and reform (R. Contreras). Historical struggles for equity: politics of education and language policies and its implications for Asian Americans (Ji-Yeon Jo, Xue Lan Rong). Update on school desegregation (C.J. Russo). Back to the future with the end of brown: community control of neighborhoods (F. Brown). Discrimination in tracking and specialized education programs (R.C. Hunter, S. Donahoo). Urban economics and financial factors affecting education (S. Lawton). Accountability and Equity. The structure of inequality: tracking and educational opportunity in America's public schools (P. Green). The digital divide in America's public schools (P.T.K. Daniel). Supervision's primary task: synthesizing professional development to meet individual teacher needs and attain school organizational goals (S. Lucas). School leadership for 21st century urban communities (L. Valverde). Adequacy issues in financing urban schools (J.G. Ward). Standardized testing and assessment policy: impact on racial minorities and implications for educational leadership (D.G. Williams, L. Parker). Instructional efficiency vs. social reform: fundamentals of the tracking debate (A. Lehr). School Reform Strategies. Initiating work teams to reform the American High School (T.H. Mozingo). Choice, vouchers and privatization as education reform or the fulfillment of Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy? (F. Brown). Filing for academic bankruptcy: the impact and economics of state takeovers (R.C. Hunter, S. Donahoo). African American parental involvement in urban school reform: implications for leadership (L.C. Tillman). Reconstitution, Small schools, site-based management, etc. (J.E. Lyons).
Series Title: Advances in educational administration, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Richard C. Hunter, Frank Brown.

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