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Standards Reform in High-Poverty Schools: Managing Conflict and Building Capacity


reviewed by Tonya R. Moon — 2004

coverTitle: Standards Reform in High-Poverty Schools: Managing Conflict and Building Capacity
Author(s): Carol A. Barnes
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807742627, Pages: 159, Year: 2002
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This book is part of the series on school reform and is organized into seven chapters with a forward by David K. Cohen. The intent of the book according to the author is to “illustrate something about the nature of education reform in America using the experience of people in schools as they struggled to both maintain and transform their professional responsibilities” (p. xiii). The book clearly communicates that change is difficult at best and requires the support of all stakeholders in order to make schools a better place for both our students and those responsible for their education. The book is situated in one high-poverty elementary school ( Mission Elementary School ) in southern California and focuses on the attempts of school staff to reconcile often times competing state and federal educational initiatives. For those interested in the improvement of high-poverty schools and the consequences for these schools of George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, this book serves as an excellent resource on the complexity... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 0-0
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11214, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 9:44:08 AM

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  • Tonya Moon
    University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
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    TONYA R. MOON is an assistant professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and a principal investigator for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Her research focuses on the area of accountability initiatives and their influences on classroom practices.
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