Strong States, Weak Schools

The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability

Author: Bruce Fuller,Emily Hannum,Melissa K. Henne

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1846639107

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Why are governments pushing to centrally regulate teaching and learning at this historical moment? Do these accountability mechanisms succeed in boosting student achievement? How are teachers responding to top-down rules, incentives, and the recasting of what knowledge counts inside school? This book answers these questions.
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Student Achievement

Schools Use Multiple Strategies to Help Students Meet Academic Standards, Esp. Schools with Higher Proportions of Low-Income and Minority Students

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143792560X

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Page: 42

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The fed. gov¿t. has invested billions of dollars to improve student academic performance, and many teachers and researchers are trying to determine the most effective instructional practices with which to accomplish this. This is a study of strategies used to prepare students to meet state academic achievement standards. This report answered: (1) What types of instructional practices are schools and teachers most frequently using to help students achieve state academic standards, and do those instructional practices differ by school characteristics? (2) What is known about how standards-based accountability systems have affected instructional practices? (3) What is known about instructional practices that are effective in improving student achievement?
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Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asia

Author: Emily Hannum,Hyunjoon Park,Yuko Goto Butler

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 184950976X

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Offers a snapshot of key educational stratification issues in East Asian nations, and their evolution in conjunction with changing student populations. This book addresses issues ranging from curricular adaptations to globalization, to persisting and new forms of educational stratification, to new multiculturalism in educational policy.
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Research in the Sociology of Education

Author: Hyunjoon Park,Grace Kao

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787690776

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Featuring research from settings as diverse as rural China, Germany and the United States, as well as two cross-national comparative studies, this insightful volume demonstrates that many educational issues (including student victimization and STEM outcomes) are not limited to specific societies but are relevant worldwide.
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Research in Sociology of Education

Author: Emily Hannum,Hyunjoon Park,Yuko Goto Butler

Publisher: JAI

ISBN: 9781849509763

Category: Educational sociology

Page: 311

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In recent decades, globalization and regional integration have brought significant economic and demographic changes in East Asia, including rising economic inequality, growing population movements within and across borders, and the emergence or renewed geopolitical significance of cultural and linguistic minority populations. These trends have coincided with significant changes in family formation, dissolution, and structures. How have these changes played out in the diverse educational systems of East Asia? In what innovative ways are East Asian governments addressing the new demographic realities of their student populations? This volume offers a snapshot of key educational stratification issues in East Asian nations, and their evolution in conjunction with changing student populations. Ten empirical pieces address issues ranging from Japan's education reforms and changes in teacher work patterns as the system adapts to globalization; persisting and new forms of educational stratification in China; educational stratification and new multiculturalism in educational policy in Korea; and the ways that migration is shaping education in the city-states of Hong Kong and Singapore. Collectively, the pieces in this volume represent a first attempt to investigate national responses to critical regional trends.
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