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Stephen Gorard

in Education Policy: Evidence of Equity and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447342144
eISBN:
9781447342212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342144.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter concerns school improvement. It argues that, until recently, school improvement policies have either been created on little robust evidence at all, or have simply been based on the ... More


The Titans Meet the State: Federal Accountability and School Transformation

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter continues the examination of accountability policies in Alexandria, focusing on federal efforts to improve the city’s educational achievement through No Child Left Behind and the School ... More


The (Re)Making of a Good Public School: Parent and Teacher Views of a Changing School Community

Linn Posey-Maddox

in When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter investigates the social and political dynamics that the increased enrollment of white and multiracial middle- and upper-middle-class families brought about within a historically ... More


The Economic Value of Educational Reform

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

in The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The prior chapters emphasize that cognitive skills have strong effects on long-run economic growth – but do not tell directly the economic value of any improvements in educational outcomes. This ... More


Capturing Professional Consensus: The California State Department, 1983–1990

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the administration of Louis “Bill” Honig, who was on California's State Board of Education in the 1970s. Before Honig's administration, the California Department of Education ... More


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