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The Resource Strong States, Weak Schools : The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability, (electronic resource:)

Strong States, Weak Schools : The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability, (electronic resource:)

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Strong States, Weak Schools : The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability
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Strong States, Weak Schools
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The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability
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LC189.8.R472 v.16
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Bruce Fuller Staff
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Research in Sociology of Education Ser.
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Vol. 16
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  • Civic leaders around the globe now press educators to raise the performance of students and schools. Backed by a colorful array of odd bedfellows - from corporate interests to advocates for the poor - politicians seek to narrow the aims of learning, advance routine curricular packages, and tightly align standardized tests. 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? These are the hotly contested ideological and empirical questions asked by this volume's contributors, a rich mix of sociologists, applied anthropologists, and education researchers. As public schools struggle to regain public confidence, political actors eagerly try to look strong and forceful. But do centralized accountability policies lift the motivation of teachers and students? Or, is this reform strategy a brilliant political remedy - but one that makes little difference inside classrooms? Book jacket
  • Civic leaders around the globe now press educators to raise the performance of students and schools. Backed by a colorful array of odd bedfellows - from corporate interests to advocates for the poor - politicians seek to narrow the aims of learning, advance routine curricular packages, and tightly align standardized tests. 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? These are the hotly contested ideological and empirical questions asked by this volume's contributors, a rich mix of sociologists, applied anthropologists, and education researchers. As public schools struggle to regain public confidence, political actors eagerly try to look strong and forceful. But do centralized accountability policies lift the motivation of teachers and students? Or, is this reform strategy a brilliant political remedy - but one that makes little difference inside classrooms? Book jacket
  • Civic leaders around the globe now press educators to raise the performance of students and schools. Backed by a colorful array of odd bedfellows - from corporate interests to advocates for the poor - politicians seek to narrow the aims of learning, advance routine curricular packages, and tightly align standardized tests. 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? These are the hotly contested ideological and empirical questions asked by this volume's contributors, a rich mix of sociologists, applied anthropologists, and education researchers. As public schools struggle to regain public confidence, political actors eagerly try to look strong and forceful. But do centralized accountability policies lift the motivation of teachers and students? Or, is this reform strategy a brilliant political remedy - but one that makes little difference inside classrooms? Book jacket
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Strong States, Weak Schools : The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability, (electronic resource:)
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Strong States, Weak Schools : The Benefits and Dilemmas of Centralized Accountability, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000366309
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unknown
Extent
196 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781846639104
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000366309

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