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Reinterpreting urban school reform : have urban schools failed, or has the reform movement failed urban schools?

Author: Luis F Mirón; Edward P St John
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
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Have urban schools failed, or has reform failed urban schools? This book examines existing urban school programs, ranging from desegregation to reading improvement, in light of available historical, empirical, and case study evidence. The contributors probe the underlying theoretical, normative, and political assumptions embedded in specific reform initiatives.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis F Mirón; Edward P St John
ISBN: 0791457087 9780791457085 0791457079 9780791457078
OCLC Number: 49977200
Description: vi, 329 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction, Rethinking urban school reform / Louis F. Mirón and Edward P. St. John --
School desegregation is over in the inner cities : what do we do now? / Richard Fossey --
Need for issues-driven school funding reform in urban schools / Neil Theobald --
Federal Title I as a reform strategy in urban schools / Kenneth K. Wong --
Inclusive education in high stakes, high poverty environments : the case of students with learning disabilities in Indiana's urban schools and the Graduation Qualifying Examination / Genevieve Manset and Sandra Washburn --
Race, restructuring, and educational reform : the mayoral takeover of the Detroit public schools / Barry M. Franklin --
Research-based reading reform : the impact of state-funded interventions on educational outcomes in urban elementary schools / Edward P. St. John [and others] --
Comprehensive school reform : an exploratory study / Edward P. St. John [and others] --
Private scholarships and school choice : innovation or class reproduction? / Carolyn S. Ridenour and Edward P. St. John. Parental and community empowerment : the Chicago model / Kathryn Nakagawa --
Joint ventures between public schools and city government : implications for community development / Louis F. Mirón --
Rediscovering the African-American tradition : restructuring in post-desegregation urban schools / Leetta Allen-Haynes, Edward P. St. John, and Joseph Cadray --
Critical-empirical perspective on urban school reform / Edward P. St. John and Louis F. Mirón --
Implications of the new global context for urban reform / Louis F. Mirón and Edward P. St. John.
Responsibility: edited by Louis F. Mirón and Edward P. St. John.

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Have urban schools failed, or has reform failed urban schools? This book examines existing urban school programs, ranging from desegregation to reading improvement, in light of available historical, empirical, and case study evidence. The contributors probe the underlying theoretical, normative, and political assumptions embedded in specific reform initiatives.

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