Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
High-Stakes SchoolingWhat We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher Bjork

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226309385

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 29 March 2020

Responses to Change in the Middle Schools

Responses to Change in the Middle Schools

Chapter:
(p.102) Six Responses to Change in the Middle Schools
Source:
High-Stakes Schooling
Author(s):

Christopher Bjork

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0006

Chapter six explores the ways that middle schools teachers adjusted their behavior to fit reform guidelines. Middle school employees continued to shape decisions to fit practices that had proven, over long periods of time, “consistent with the stable web of beliefs and assumptions that are part of the culture” (Stigler and Hiebert, 1999: 87). Those beliefs and assumptions were tied to the exigencies of entrance examinations rather than to ideals about children’s love for learning. Interview and observation data indicate that middle school teachers were pressed to move in one direction—but the foundation on which they operated remained stationary.

Keywords:   middle school, reform guidelines, entrance examinations, ideals, foundation, culture

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.