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Learning PolicyWhen State Education Reform Works

Learning Policy: When State Education Reform Works

David K. Cohen and Heather C. Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089479
eISBN:
9780300133349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089479.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Education reformers and policymakers argue that improved students' learning requires stronger academic standards, stiffer state tests, and accountability for students' scores. Yet these efforts seem ... More

The Learning to Teach Through DiscussionThe Art of Turning the Soul

The Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120004
eISBN:
9780300155822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120004.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book presents a case study of two people learning to teach. It shows them engaging two groups of fourth-grade students in discussion about the meaning of texts—what the text terms “interpretive ... More

Life at SchoolAn Ethnographic Study

Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Meenakshi Thapan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book reconstructs the subjective interpretation of school life as perceived by teachers and pupils at Rishi Valley School (in Andhra Pradesh, India) which is often considered the hallmark of ... More

Management and gender in higher education

Management and gender in higher education

Pat O'Connor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719083587
eISBN:
9781781706800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083587.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book provides a definitive examination of higher education: exploring its nature and purpose, and locating it in the context of the state and the market. It presents new research on an elite ... More

On the Frontier of AdulthoodTheory, Research, and Public Policy

On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy

Richard A. Settersten Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg, and Ruben G. Rumbaut (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book reveals a new fact: adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. A lengthy period before adulthood, often spanning the twenties and even extending into the thirties, is now devoted to ... More

The Real School Safety ProblemThe Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Aaron Kupchik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Since the 1990s, K-12 schools across the U.S. have changed in important ways in an effort to maintain safe schools. They have added police officers, surveillance cameras, zero tolerance policies, and ... More

Regulating international students' wellbeing

Regulating international students' wellbeing

Gaby Ramia, Simon Marginson, and Erlenawat Sawir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447310150
eISBN:
9781447310174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310150.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

International education is a global market. Many nation-states regulate the welfare experience of incoming international students through formal regulation, students self-regulate and they are ... More

School Choice and the Question of AccountabilityThe Milwaukee Experience

School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099423
eISBN:
9780300127973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099423.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book refocuses the debate about school choice programs in America, with a non-partisan assessment of the nation's largest and longest-running private school voucher program—the high-profile ... More

Schooling for AllCan We Neglect the Demand?

Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The central message of this book can be summarized in one sentence: It is still important to create adequate demand for education, especially from certain sections of society, along with improvements ... More

Schooling the National ImaginationEducation, English, and the Indian Modern

Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Shalini Advani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book examines English studies in the school curriculum in India and, using this as a lens, explores the shifts in the construction of nationalism, modernity, and identity in independent India. ... More

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