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978-0-8133-2215-5 / 0813322154

Making Schools Work: A View from the Firing Lines (The Milken Series in Economics and Education)

by Fagnano, Cheryl L.

Publisher:Westview Pr (Short Disc)

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Beginning with the fundamental and essential question, How do we improve schools? prominent education theorists and practitioners examine the imperative of education reform. Analyzing the pressing need for effective, systematic ways to improve education, contributors to the volume address key issues such as enrichment versus remedial strategies for at-risk students; educators responses to extra-education demands; creative leadership among practitioners; and the crucial role of educator awards. Included are numerous innovative ideas and models for reform. Practitioners, policymakers, and anyone wanting to stay current with the debates over American education will find this book to be valuable reading. Beginning with the fundamental and essential question, How do we improve schools? prominent education theorists and practitioners examine the imperative of education reform. They confront and analyze the pressing need for effective, systematic ways to improve education in order to ensure competent students and graduates, and they offer numerous innovative ideas and models for reform.The discussions in this book are the fruits of the 1993 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards Retreat. Committed to recognizing the contributions of educators, the annual conference advances professional development and celebratespubliclyprofessional achievement. Addressed in this volume are such urgent and far-reaching issues as enrichment versus remedial strategies for at-risk students; educators responses to extra-education demands; creative leadership among practitioners; and the crucial role of educator awards. Practitioners, policymakers, and anyone wanting to stay current with the state of American education will find this useful and valuable reading.

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