Dos & Don'ts of Education Reform: Toward a Radical Remedy for Educational Failure

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Peter Lang, 2005 - Education - 159 pages
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Dos & Don’ts of Education Reform is a unique critical study of legislated reform in the U.S. Resisting the temptation to make facile recommendations for future action, this book takes pointed aim at the failure of education reform. Roselli blames a narrow-minded focus on testing and accountability, advocating instead for an honest, morally-driven construction of theory and practice. He breaks new ground in this close, multidisciplinary examination of curriculum, instruction and assessment by demonstrating how to create the conditions for a successful school experience for all students: a sociocultural view of success and a strong desire to improve the human condition. This book is an excellent accompaniment to courses such as social foundations of education and critical issues in education, as well as those dealing with educational policy and leadership.
 

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Contents

A SYNTHESIS
7
CHAPTER
16
CHAPTER 3
24
CHAPTER 6
33
THE RACE TO SHOW ACHIEVEMENT GAINS
41
CHAPTER 4
50
CHAPTER 5
73
BETWEEN TALKING AND WALKING
87
CHAPTER 7
103
CHAPTER 8
123
CHAPTER 9
134
CONCLUSION
147
INDEX
157
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The Author: Anthony M. Roselli is an educational theorist and scholar who has served as high school teacher, curriculum developer, central office administrator, consultant and college professor. He received his Doctor of Education degree from Boston University. His research interests include the sociology of education, curriculum theory, linguistics/language acquisition, and humanistic approaches to schooling.

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