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Spinning wheels : the politics of urban school reform

Author: Frederick M Hess
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost everyone agrees that America's urban schools are a mess. But while this agreement has fostered widespread support for aggressive reform, Frederick Hess argues that much of what ails urban education is actually the result of continuous or fragmentary reform. Hess argues that policymakers have misallocated resources by pursuing the "right" structure or the "best" pedagogy while paying insufficient attention to
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick M Hess
ISBN: 0815736363 9780815736363 0815736355 9780815736356
OCLC Number: 39275760
Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The politics of urban school reform --
Organizational and personal incentives for reform --
The supporting players in urban school reform --
The dizzying pace of urban school reform --
Political explanation of policy selection --
Community context and urban school reform --
The effectiveness of urban school reform --
The spinning wheels of reform : getting unstuck.
Responsibility: Frederick M. Hess.

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