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School Reform: The Critical Issues

reviewed by Pia Lindquist Wong - 2003

coverTitle: School Reform: The Critical Issues
Author(s): Williamson M. Evers, Lance T. Izumi, & Pamela A. Riley (eds.)
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford
ISBN: 0817928723, Pages: 400, Year: 2001
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School reform: The critical issues edited by Williamson M. Evers, Lance T. Izumi and Pamela A. Riley and published by the Hoover Institution in 2001 claims to help readers “understand the basic nature of our education problems and the remedies that address them….” (p. xiii). In addition, the editors include articles that “…state the problems realistically and then propose reasonable and effective alternatives” (xiii).  The target audience for the book is a wide one: policy makers, school board members, legislators, teachers, members of the media, and parents. The book is organized into six major sections and covers the following broad topics and sub-topics (listed in parentheses): teaching approaches (progressive education, curriculum and methods, computers/distance learning, direct instruction/explicit teaching, ability grouping, whole school reform), the student (student beliefs/character education, social promotion), parents and teachers (parents, teachers), educationally disadvantaged, standards and accountability, and structuring education (spending, vouchers, contracting out, charter schools, class and school size, federal aid to education and the poor, home schooling, private schooling).  There do not appear to be... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1318-1321
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11088, Date Accessed: 4/22/2021 7:47:50 AM

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