RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 954378772 LA English T1 Inside the black box of classroom practice : change without reform in American education A1 Cuban, Larry., YR 2013 SN 9781612505572 1612505570 9781612505565 1612505562 AB "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.