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Implementing Education Reform: Sociological Perspective on Educational Policy


reviewed by Amanda Datnow 1998

coverTitle: Implementing Education Reform: Sociological Perspective on Educational Policy
Author(s): Kathryn M. Borman, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Alan R. Sadovink, Joan Z. Spade
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Once in a while, a book allows a glimpse of the evolution of an academic discipline. Implementing Educational Reform is such a book. This volume is a compendium of papers presented at a conference which brought together top scholars in the sociology of education with state and federal policymakers to consider federal laws concerning the improvement of American education.1 Specifically, the contributors analyze the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act. It is in this analysis that we see the field of sociology of education evolving—the bringing to bear of sociological perspectives on federal education policy. Much like the 1996 special issue of Sociology of Education,2 this book is representative of a continuing effort to bridging research and practice. The volume, weighing in at almost 500 pages, is organized into the following topic areas: (1) systemic reform; (2)... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 99 Number 4, 1998, p. 791-793
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10293, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 12:20:21 PM

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