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Diversity Challenged: Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action
Civil Rights Project (Harvard University)

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2001

In the courts and in referenda campaigns, affirmative action in college admissions is under full-scale attack. Though it was designed to help resolve a variety of serious racial problems,affirmative action's survival may turn on just one question- whether or not the educational value of diversity is sufficiently compelling to justify consideration of race as a factor in deciding whom to admit to colleges and universities. Diversity Challenged is ...


The Power of Culture: Teaching Across Language Difference

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2002

The U.S. educational system and teacher education programs have not adjusted to demographic changes in the student population, including a growing number of language minority students. Mainstream teachers are expected to teach all students to high standards, but they are frequently not given the professional skills to teach students whose language and culture are different from their own. The Power of Culture: Teaching Across Language ...


With the Best of Intentions: How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education
Frederick M. Hess

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005

With the Best of Intentions offers lively perspectives on the role of philanthropy in K-12 education. It opens by surveying the current landscape in philanthropic giving to education, then examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts: building new schools, supporting troubled districts, promoting school choice, and advancing educational research and policy. The book concludes by looking at some of the major lessons--for educators, ...


Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching And Learning
Kathryn Parker Boudett

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005

In the wake of the accountability movement, school administrators are inundated with data about their students. How can they use this information to support student achievement? This book presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools' ability to capture teachers' knowledge, ...


Transforming Teacher Education: Reflections from the Field
David Carroll, Helen Featherstone, ...

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2007

Transforming Teacher Education offers an intimate, reflective account of the development of the renowned Team One teacher education program at Michigan State University. Over a ten-year period, Team One established a first-rate reputation as a beacon of progressive teacher education. In this book, the creators of Team One describe their ongoing efforts to nurture and sustain a teacher education program that could serve as a learning community ...


Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, Possibilities
Frederick M. Hess

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2006

Entrepreneurship has emerged in recent years as an unprecedented and influential force in U.S. K-12 education. Yet the topic has received surprisingly little serious or systematic attention. Educational Entrepreneurship aims to fill this gap. This timely volume addresses a number of central questions: What is educational entrepreneurship and what does it look like? Who are the educational entrepreneurs and what motivates them? What tools do ...


Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today's Schools
Jane Hannaway

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2006

Collective bargaining shapes the way public schools are organized, financed, staffed, and operated. Understanding collective bargaining in education and its impact on the day-to-day life of schools is critical to designing and implementing reforms that will successfully raise student achievement. But when it comes to public discussion of school reform, teachers unions are the proverbial elephant in the room. Despite the tremendous influence of ...


Afterschool Education: Approaches to an Emerging Field
Gil G. Noam, Gina Biancarosa, ...

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2002

Afterschool education has grown in recent years into a vast and diverse enterprise. In the United States, young people spend almost a third of their organized time (including school hours) in afterschool and summer programs. Yet there is little clear and conclusive research on afterschool programs-research that would help guide the practice of existing afterschool programs and establish guidelines for the creation of new programs. This timely ...


Racial Inequity in Special Education

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2002

Racial inequities pervade special education in U.S. schools today. Minority children-especially African Americans-are far more likely than white children to be designated mentally retarded or emotionally disturbed and therefore in need of special education. Even when appropriately placed in special education classes, minority children often receive poorer services than disabled white children. This book explores the inequities experienced by ...


The 21St-Century Principal: Current Issues in Leadership and Policy

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2002

The 21st-Century Principal offers imaginative, thoughtful discussions of major issues confronting today's public school principals. This collection by leading thinkers in the field of education, including Richard F. Elmore, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Pedro A. Noguera, Belinda Williams, and Douglas B. Reeves, aims to provoke new thinking and inspire bold action, all with an eye toward improving public schools and the ...


Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators unknown Edition by Michael J. Nakkula, Eric ...

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 1000


K.P.Boudett's,R. J. Murnane's Data Wise (Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to ...
R. J. Murnane K.P.Boudett

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005


Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, Possibilities illustrated Edition by Frederick M. Hess ...

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 0100


Real Leaders, Real Schools: Stories of Success Against Enormous Odds
Gerald C. Leader

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

Real Leaders, Real Schools tells the stories of five urban public school principals who led their schools through profound and transformative changes. In each of these cases, their efforts resulted in dramatic improvements in student achievement improvements that occurred within the current environment of high-stakes tests. The revealing and often gripping narratives that form the heart of this remarkable book offer unprecedented insights into ...


New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy And Practice
Thomas Hehir

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2005

A comprehensive study that is also practical and realistic, New Directions in Special Education outlines principles for decisionmaking about special education at every level from the family to the classroom, school, and district and for state and federal policy. With this volume, leading scholar and disability advocate Thomas Hehir opens a new round of debate on the future of special education. Extending the conceptual framework developed in ...


Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

Universal Design in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide for researchers and practitioners on creating fully accessible college and university programs. It is founded upon, and contributes to, theories of universal design in education that have been gaining increasingly wide attention in recent years. As greater numbers of students with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, administrators have expressed increased ...


Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators
Michael J. Nakkula, Eric Toshalis

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2006

Adolescent development research and theory have tremendous potential to inform the work of high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Understanding Youth bridges the gap between adolescent development theory and practice. Nakkula and Toshalis explore how factors such as social class, peer and adult relationships, gender norms, and the media help to shape adolescents sense of themselves and their future expectations and aspirations.


Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2008

As any teacher or parent knows, adolescence is a time when youth grapple with the question, Who am I? Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability can complicate this question for young people, affecting their schoolwork and their relationships with teachers, family, and peers. This new edition of Adolescents at School builds and expands on the strengths and insights of the much-acclaimed first edition. A uniquely ...


Spotlight on High-Stakes Testing

Harvard Educational Pub Group, 2003

Whatever you think about the emphasis on testing, most educators agree that this approach to school reform is here to stay-at least for the foreseeable future. This inaugural volume of our Spotlight Series features recent Harvard Education Letter articles on testing and new reports never before published on this important topic. Contributors address such issues as how educators can manage the "avalanche" of tests; whether the benefits of ...



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