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Exploring the myths and realities of today's schools : a candid review of the challenges educators face

Author: Richard P McAdams
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2010.
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McAdams, Richard P.
Exploring the myths and realities of today's schools.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2010
(DLC) 2010018494
(OCoLC)612349282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P McAdams
ISBN: 9781607098515 1607098512
OCLC Number: 694772525
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 197 p.)
Contents: Teachers: the heart of the matter --
Daily life of a teacher --
Demographic changes and student achievement --
The impact of teacher unions --
The myth of merit pay --
School charters, vouchers, and privatization --
The legal tangle in education --
Curriculum and instruction: the what and how of schooling --
Students then and now --
The parent factor --
The limits of local control --
School boards --
The superintendent: CEO of the school district --
The critical role of the school principal --
Special education and other special services --
School finance --
Schools as organizations --
International comparisons --
Final exam.
Responsibility: Richard P. McAdams.

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