Phi Delta Kappan

Founded in 1915, the Phi Delta Kappan is a professional policy journal for K-12 educators and is owned and published by Phi Delta Kappa International. Also referred to as the Kappan, the journal runs concurrently with the U.S. school year, with issues being released September to May and a combined December/January issue. The Kappan's editorial headquarters are located in Bloomington, Ind.The Kappan has a circulation of 33,000 subscribers and publishes articles directed to an audience of K-12 teachers, principals, superintendents, school district administrators and professors. Founded in 1906 to serve all members of the educational community, the journal's owner, Phi Delta Kappa International, maintains a large network of campus-based chapters with members in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Articles within the journal primarily address issues related to educational research, service and leadership. Examples of specialized topics within these articles include information on inclusion, class size, testing, tenure, professional certification and alternative school systems. In addition to featured articles, each year the journal publishes results of the Phi Delta Kappa International "Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitude Toward the Public Schools."In June of 2010,the APEX 2010 Awards honored Phi Delta Kappan's Editor-in-Chief, Joan Richardson, and Design Director, Carol Bucheri, for Publication Excellence. Richardson received a Grand Award for her Kappan column, "The Editor's Note," and Bucheri received an APEX Award of Excellence in the Best Redesigns category–an award category that includes highly competitive submissions from a wide range of professional journals, newspapers, newsletters, annual reports, brochures and websites. The Editor-in-Chief of the Phi Delta Kappan is Joan Richardson. David M. Ruetschlin is Managing Editor and Carol Bucheri is Design Director.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 5, January

A Good Start
New leaders enjoy a "honeymoon" phase during which good will abounds, say the authors. What leaders do during this critical period sets the stage for how their relationships will evolve and how effectively they will be able to lead in years to come....
Authentic Assessment and Authentic Standards
Mr. Campbell sets down a few basic assumptions about what education - true education - is and outlines how we might attempt to determine whether or not it has been accomplished. SEVERAL times a year I volunteer to prepare future teachers for the...
Backtalk
A New Award Although he has been a perennial winner, Herbert Walberg failed for the first time to garner a Rotten Apple award in the Ninth Bracey Report (October). Had he and co-author Rebecca Greenberg managed to get "The Diogenes Factor" (October)...
Choosing to Learn
Students in all classrooms have always had the power to make the most basic choice about their learning: they may choose to engage in learning or to disengage. Our goal, the authors point out, is to inspire them to choose to engage. In short, we want...
Courtside : A Two-Headed Monster
IN NOVEMBER 1992, the parents of Francis C., who are residents of Palmyra, a small town in New Jersey directly across the river from Philadelphia, requested that the district's multidisciplinary team evaluate their son for eligibility as learning disabled...
Evidence Supports the Expansion of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Mr. Fuller provides excerpts from three peer-reviewed research papers on the Milwaukee voucher program that he says contradict the argument John Witte made in his article in the September 1999 Kappan. IN HIS September 1999 article, "The Milwaukee...
Goals 2000 : What's in a Name?
More than a decade after President Bush and the nation's governors adopted goals for education for the year 2000, Ms. Ohanian charges that it's time to ask, Whose good is being served? GEORGE BUSH the Elder called it America 2000. Bill Clinton calls...
Guest Editorial : Honoring the Past by Preparing for the Future
Sixty-some years ago, a principal in an elementary school located near the Cincinnati airport was seeking to motivate the students in her school. Following a field trip to the airport, she struck a bargain with them. If they would be diligent in their...
In Canada : Teachers, Trade, and Taxes: A Primer
I SUSPECT that the social events readers enjoyed during the holiday season were marked by certain conversational themes: the millennium, of course; our health, our families, and our work. By and large, teacher talk focuses on the immediate and the...
Increasing Access to National Board Certification
Significant differences exist in the amount and quality of information available to potential candidates for National Board certification. The authors describe the consequences of these disparities and offer some recommendations for making National...
New and Better Forms of Teacher Compensation Are Possible
The public and policy makers want some type of pay-for-performance for teachers, Mr. Odden points out. And the innovations in teacher compensation he describes here could have positive benefits for students, teachers, and the education system. ON...
Rediscovering Lost Chords
Few if any of the greatest ideas now available to guide school practice are totally new, Mr. Anderson reminds us. But their rediscovery and reapplication seem to be essential first steps if we are to rescue the schooling enterprise from a variety of...
Research : Applesauce Gets Spicier
IN THE May 1999 issue of the Kappan, Allan Packer and I were featured in an "At Odds" pair of articles. Among the things we tangled over was how fast productivity was growing and whether or not the schools had anything to do with that. Packer commented,...
School Reform, TURN, and Teacher Compensation
The innovations in teacher compensation that have been brought about in districts within the Teacher Union Reform Network serve as examples of how change can happen when we really want it to occur and when we work in partnership with others to improve...
Selective Reading Is Hardly Evidence
Howard Fuller is guilty of distortion and statistical naivet?, Mr. Witte responds. AS USUAL, Howard Fuller selectively reads my work, distorting it to support his well-known advocacy of educational choice. Referring to "the 1995 expansion of Milwaukee's...
Stateline : Saving Public Education for the New Century
GOVERNANCE - including all the mechanisms that manage public education - has been the subject of numerous surveys, some research, and much speculation. The fact that states control education has produced, as might be expected, several variations in...
Technology : Resolutions for the New Millennium
THIS SEEMS like a good time to make some resolutions for the new millennium. Never mind the fact that the year 2000 does not officially mark the start of the new millennium. It is still a good time to reflect on the human condition, children, the schools,...
Ten Years of Silver Bullets : Dissenting Thoughts on Education Reform
It's time to leave teachers alone and let them do their jobs, Mr. Carpenter avers. Maybe 10 years of spent silver bullets can suggest some cheaper and simpler ways to make a major impact on schools. Do not pursue so much that you catch nothing....
Washington Commentary : High-Quality Teachers for All Americans
THE CLASSROOM doors of an inner-city middle school in Long Beach, California, make interesting stand-ins for the walls of the offices of doctors and lawyers that typically sport framed Latin-inscribed degrees and certificates. Each teacher's biography...
What Is the Verdict on School Vouchers?
Ms. McCarthy discusses recent litigation pertaining to voucher programs, changes in the Supreme Court's posture toward government aid to religious schools, the legal rationale to defend voucher plans that include parochial schools, and the implications...
Who Cares about Public School Education?
How does one come to the conclusion that public school education is not highly supported by the public? Let Mr. Hicks count the ways. DO YOU favor public K-12 education? If your answer is "no," I might assume you really mean it. If your answer is...
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