Excellence in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Introduction 9
  • Note 12
  • The Great Education "Crisis" 13
  • Notes 27
  • Part 1 - The Excellence Reports: an Overview 29
  • Setting the Boundaries of Debate About Education 31
  • Notes 41
  • Reflections on the Great Debate 43
  • Note 55
  • Did the Education Commissions Say Anthing? 57
  • Part 2 - The Social, Political, and Economic Context 73
  • Political and Economic Analysis 75
  • Notes 88
  • Educational Reports and Economic Realities 91
  • Notes 103
  • Main-Traveled Road or Fast Track: the Liberal and Technical in Higher Education Reform 107
  • Notes 121
  • Part 3 - Current Reforms and the Legacy of the Sixties 125
  • The Struggle for Excellence in Urban Education 127
  • Notes 138
  • Equality, Equity, and Excellence - A Critique 139
  • Notes 156
  • ". . . for the Short and Long Term . . ." 161
  • Part 4 - Reform and Educational Practice 169
  • Curriculum and the School Work Culture 171
  • Notes 180
  • Teacher Culture and the Irony of School Reforme 183
  • Notes 201
  • Teachers and Reform 203
  • "Excellence" and Student Class, Race, and Gender Cultures 217
  • Notes 229
  • Educational Reform and Teacher Education 233
  • Notes 248
  • Part 5 - Historical Perspective 251
  • Considerations - Historical Perspectives on Reform in New York State 253
  • The Excellence Debates - A Select Bibliography 275
  • Contributors 289
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