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Politics, language, and culture : a critical look at urban school reform

Author: Joseph W Check
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger, ©2002.
Series: Series in language and ideology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Politics, language and culture are three of the most powerful forces affecting education today. This text looks at their effects through the eyes of teachers, administrators and "insiders/outsiders"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Check, Joseph W., 1947-
Politics, language, and culture.
Westport, CT : Praeger, ©2002
(OCoLC)606903880
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph W Check
ISBN: 0897896475 9780897896474
OCLC Number: 49619314
Description: 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Context, History, and a Composite Case --
What Do We Mean by Urban? What Counts as Reform? --
Taking a Critical Look --
Deepening Our Thinking About Reform --
Imaginary Gardens and Exemplary Contexts: Language Arts Reform in the Urban Elementary School --
Policy Versus Reality: Implementation Dilemmas in Urban Reform --
Chicago: A Primer in Reform Politics --
San Francisco and Oakland: Language Issues and Urban Reform --
Boston: Three Cultures of Reform.
Series Title: Series in language and ideology.
Responsibility: Joseph W. Check.

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