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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

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

Living with Moral DisagreementThe Enduring Controversy about Affirmative Action

Living with Moral Disagreement: The Enduring Controversy about Affirmative Action

Michele S. Moses

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226344249
eISBN:
9780226344416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226344416.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This book is ultimately about a puzzle: a puzzle about how to understand the nature of the deep disagreement about affirmative action, and beyond that, what to do about it. Relying on deliberative ... More

Lost Classroom, Lost CommunityCatholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122007
eISBN:
9780226122144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122144.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The book examines previously unexplored implications of two dramatic shifts in the urban educational landscape. The first shift is the rapid disappearance of Catholic schools from urban ... More

Making Failure PayFor-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Jill P. Koyama

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies—the largest of which are private, for-profit ... More

Making the Unequal MetropolisSchool Desegregation and Its Limits

Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits

Ansley T. Erickson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226025254
eISBN:
9780226025391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025391.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

From World War II through the late 1960s in Nashville, Tennessee, policy choices linking segregation in housing, labor markets, and schooling created educational inequality and privileged white ... More

Marketing Schools, Marketing CitiesWho Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016658
eISBN:
9780226016962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016962.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Discuss real estate with any young family and the subject of schools is certain to come up—in fact, it will likely be a crucial factor in determining where that family lives. Not merely institutions ... More

Powers of the MindThe Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America

Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America

Donald N. Levine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475530
eISBN:
9780226475783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475783.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

It is one thing to lament the financial pressures put on universities, quite another to face up to the poverty of resources for thinking about what universities should do when they purport to offer a ... More

Producing SuccessThe Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Peter Demerath

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Middle- and upper-middle-class students continue to outpace those from less privileged backgrounds. Most attempts to redress this inequality focus on the issue of access to financial resources, but ... More

Realizing Educational RightsAdvancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Anne Newman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071749
eISBN:
9780226071886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this book, Anne Newman addresses urgent moral and policy questions about educational justice in a democratic society. She focuses on two questions that arise at the intersection of political ... More

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