Developments in School Finance

Author: William J. Fowler

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788149047


Page: 210

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Contains papers by state education dept. policymakers, analysts, and data providers on emerging issues in school finance. Includes: estimates of disparities and analysis of the causes of expenditures in public school districts; race, poverty and the student curriculum; court-ordered school finance equalization; resource allocation to schools under conditions of radical decentralization; building equity and effectiveness into school-based funding models; alternative options for deflating education expenditures over time; productivity collapse in schools; and evaluating the effect of teacher degree level on educational performance.

Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

Author: Lois Weis,Philip G. Altbach,Hugh G. Petrie,Gail P. Kelly

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791406977

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 1668

This book explores key policy issues related to early childhood education. Through the contributions of various professionals in the field, the editors provide a vision, practical and possible, of early childhood education in the 1990s. Part I delves into the complex world, both personal and professional, of the classroom teacher. The essays in Part II look at issues of the school community, including the roles of class, race, gender, and exceptionality. Finally, Part III examines the relationship between schools and the community-at-large, and how complex issues find their way into social and economic policies that often stifle, rather than support, the democratic vision of American schools. Taken as a whole, the volume presents a stimulating discussion of the current state of early childhood education policy and practice.

The Education Index

A Cumulative Author and Subject Index to a Selected List of Educational Periodicals, Books, and Pamphlets

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Public Library Youth Services

A Public Policy Approach

Author: Holly G. Willett

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567501223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 8377


English as a Second Language in the Mainstream

Teaching, Learning and Identity

Author: Constant Leung,Christine Davison,Bernard Mohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317892275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 8876

Since it was first established in the 1970's the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. English as a Second Language learners are now a considerable and increasing part of the mainstream of urban schools in English-speaking countries. Beyond the learning of English, this development raises broader questions of language as a medium of education in a multilingual, multicultural environment. Drawing on their experience as researchers and educators in Australia, Canada and England, the authors of English as a Second Language in the Mainstream present an up-to-date account of advances in theory and practice. Their analysis of system-wide provision however, suggests that a truly responsive educational vision is lacking: government policy is inadequate, educational practices for ESL students are either underdeveloped or poorly coordinated with practices for other students, and the rhetoric of reform fails to engage significantly with issues of teaching and resources. The authors argue towards a more comprehensive vision which can acknowledge the relation between issues concerning ESL students and issues concerning the educational system as a whole, which can coordinate reforms in ESL education with general reforms, which can explicitly and systematically integrate language learning and content learning, and which can build more positively on the multilingual and multicultural nature of modern education for all students.