School Reform Critics: The Struggle for Democratic Schooling (Paperback)
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School Reform Critics: The Struggle for Democratic Schooling (Paperback)

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Paperback 234 Pages / Published: 13/12/2013
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Much of school reform during the past decade has been influenced by neoliberal and neoconservative economic and social policies and Rightist politics. Although the authors of School Reform Critics do not abandon their own ideas about the need for progressive changes in K-12 schooling, they critique in specific ways the current so-called school reform movement, focusing on education in a democracy, context and policy implications, teachers and teacher education, and diversity and social justice. Their insightful chapters make a major contribution to our thoughtful consideration of where we are headed and in what direction we should be going if we seek to advance the public good, ensure a stronger democracy, and create more academically meaningful and equitable schools for all children. The book will especially engage readers in such courses as foundations of education, educational policy, curriculum studies, and teacher education.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433120398
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 255 x 177 x 13 mm
Edition: New edition


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"Although school reform has been on the educational agenda for decades, the outcomes have been lethal for teachers, students, and public education itself. Rather than `leaving no child behind', current reforms have in fact made the situation worse, particularly for the most vulnerable students; and rather than `racing to the top', current reforms are leading us down the wrong path. With a distinguished group of contributors and under the able editorship of Joseph L. DeVitis and Kenneth Teitelbaum, this volume examines the meaning, goals, and results of the neoconservative agenda and proposes a more promising approach for the future of public education. School Reform Critics is certain to make a substantial contribution to the conversation on school reform, standardization, and democracy." (Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
"`School Reform Critics' is exactly the kind of book that critically and democratically engaged educators need at this moment. There are more responsive and powerful ways of engaging in substantive educational reform than those that are dominant now. DeVitis and Teitelbaum have brought together a group of articulate and very thoughtful educators who provide us with the tools to think more powerfully about what is happening today. The result is a book that cannot fail to stimulate and challenge." (Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; author of `Can Education Change Society?')
"Although school reform has been on the educational agenda for decades, the outcomes have been lethal for teachers, students, and public education itself. Rather than `leaving no child behind', current reforms have in fact made the situation worse, particularly for the most vulnerable students; and rather than `racing to the top', current reforms are leading us down the wrong path. With a distinguished group of contributors and under the able editorship of Joseph L. DeVitis and Kenneth Teitelbaum, this volume examines the meaning, goals, and results of the neoconservative agenda and proposes a more promising approach for the future of public education. School Reform Critics is certain to make a substantial contribution to the conversation on school reform, standardization, and democracy." (Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
"`School Reform Critics' is exactly the kind of book that critically and democratically engaged educators need at this moment. There are more responsive and powerful ways of engaging in substantive educational reform than those that are dominant now. DeVitis and Teitelbaum have brought together a group of articulate and very thoughtful educators who provide us with the tools to think more powerfully about what is happening today. The result is a book that cannot fail to stimulate and challenge." (Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; author of `Can Education Change Society?')

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