Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, Volume 1

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Thomas C. Hunt
SAGE, Jan 12, 2010 - Education - 1042 pages
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Educational reform, and to a lesser extent educational dissent, occupy a prominent place in the annals of U.S. education. Whether based on religious, cultural, social, philosophical, or pedagogical grounds, they are ever-present in our educational history. Although some reforms have been presented as a remedy for society’s ills, most programs were aimed toward practical transformation of the existing system to ensure that each child will have a better opportunity to succeed in U.S. society.

Educational reform is a topic rich with ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for school patrons, educators, and the nation as a whole. With nearly 450 entries, these two volumes comprise the first reference work to bring together the strands of reform and reformers and dissent and dissenters in one place as a resource for parents, policymakers, scholars, teachers, and those studying to enter the teaching profession.

Key Features

  • Opens with a historical overview of educational reform and dissent and a timeline of key reforms, legislation, publications, and more
  • Examines the reform or dissent related to education found in theories, concepts, ideas, writings, research, and practice
  • Addresses how reformers and dissenters become significant culture-shaping people and change the way we conduct our lives

Key Themes

  • Accountability
  • Biographies
  • Concepts and Theories
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Diversity
  • Finances and Economics
  • Government
  • Organizations?Advisory
  • Organizations?Business and Foundations
  • Organizations?Curriculum
  • Organizations?Government
  • Organizations?Professional
  • Organizations?Think Tanks
  • Public Policy
  • Religion and Religious Education
  • Reports
  • School Types
  • Special Needs
  • Technology

This authoritative work fills a void in the literature in the vast areas of educational reform and dissent, making it a must-have resource for any academic library. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access, wherever they may be.

 

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Contents

List of Entries
vii
Readers Guide
xiii
About the Editors
xix
Preface
xxvii
Introduction
xxix
Historical Timeline
xliii
A
1
B
83
K
497
L
505
M
537
N
589
O
673
P
683
R
751
S
781

C
127
D
257
E
295
F
367
G
395
H
421
I
453
J
487
T
869
U
901
V
915
W
929
Y
949
Z
953
Index
955
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About the author (2010)

Thomas Hunt is a Professor in the Center for Catholic Education and the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1996.  He received his B.A. in History at Loras College, a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and an M.A. in Seondary Education Administration from the Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He has authored or co-authored 20 books.

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