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Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Angela Barton, Edna Tan, Erin Turner, and Maura Varley Gutiérrez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037974
eISBN:
9780226037998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037998.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Math and science hold powerful places in contemporary society, setting the foundations for entry into some of the most robust and highest-paying industries. However, effective math and science ... More

The Fight for Local ControlSchools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Campbell F. Scribner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Throughout the twentieth century, local control of school districts was one of the most contentious issues in American politics. As state and federal regulation attempted to standardize public ... More

First StrikeEducational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles

First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles

Damien M. Sojoyner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697533
eISBN:
9781452955230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697533.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

First Strike is an ambitious project that utilizes a multi-method approach to gain insight into the confluence between public education and prison. It takes an unique perspective and delves into the ... More

A Good Investment?Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Amy Brown

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In 2008, The College Preparatory Academy, a traditional public high school in New York City, created its own in-house nonprofit organization in order to solicit donations from the private sector, ... More

High-Stakes SchoolingWhat We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Christopher Bjork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Transforming Japanese Schools is the first qualitative study of educational reform in Japan produced in almost a decade. Focusing on a collection of reforms collectively known as relaxed education ... More

Higher Education in Scotland and the UKDiverging or Converging Systems?

Higher Education in Scotland and the UK: Diverging or Converging Systems?

Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, and Sarah Minty (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474404587
eISBN:
9781474418775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404587.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This book examines the impact of devolution on Scottish and UK higher education systems, including institutional governance, approaches to tuition fees and student support, cross-border student ... More

Hong Kong's Chinese History Curriculum from 1945Politics and Identity

Hong Kong's Chinese History Curriculum from 1945: Politics and Identity

Flora L.F. Kan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098367
eISBN:
9789888180264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098367.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Hong Kong's Chinese History Curriculum from 1945: Politics and Identity investigates the ways in which Chinese history has evolved as a subject in Hong Kong secondary schools since 1945, and the ... More

How Assessment Supports LearningLearning-oriented Assessment in Action

How Assessment Supports Learning: Learning-oriented Assessment in Action

David Carless

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098237
eISBN:
9789882207035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098237.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

How Assessment Supports Learning: Learning-oriented Assessment in Action invites teachers in higher education to rethink the purposes of assessment and to revise their assessment practices in the ... More

The Imperial UniversityAcademic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680894
eISBN:
9781452948799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680894.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

At colleges and universities throughout the United States, political protest and intellectual dissent are increasingly being met with repressive tactics by administrators, politicians, and the ... More

In Defense of DisciplinesInterdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Jerry A. Jacobs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Jacobs raises questions about the increasing popularity of concept of interdisciplinarity, which is becoming a powerful force in American higher education. Reformers assert that blurring the ... More

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