Education Policy Perils provides educators and those interested in the future of public education with research-based and practical analyses of some of the foremost issues facing public schools today. The collection, written by experienced scholar-practitioners, offers insights that include nuanced descriptions of various challenges facing educators and recommendations for overcoming them with an eye toward more successful policy and better implementation. The authors apply their expertise to a range of issues from international testing to policy challenges related to curriculum on the state and national levels. This volume positions ongoing debates within the wider context of an education landscape struggling to displace junk-science ideology with empirical research. The scope and sequence combined with the expertise of the contributors make this volume a vital resource for educators at all levels during a pivotal time of major changes in education policy.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 12
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Enlightening, insightful, practical, and evidence based. A much-needed masterful guide for traversing the bewildering and tough education policy terrain." --Yong Zhao, Ph. D., author of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World
"Our democracy thrives when smart policy replaces bad policy. This book points us in that direction with a variety of chapters, viewpoints, critiques and, best of all, ideas about how to solve some of the pressing education policy issues of our times. A much-needed analysis of how we have been led astray and what we might do about it." --David C. Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus of Education, Arizona State University
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