Redesigning American Education
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Redesigning American Education by James S. Coleman
Book DescriptionDrawing on several principles of sociological theory, James S. Coleman and his colleagues construct a new design for American schooling. The authors present compelling evidence on the deficits of our educational system compared to other countries, arguing that the problems are the result of inappropriate incentives for teachers, students, and parents.Asserting that most American school systems are driven by administrative needs, the authors propose school designs that would shift the focus to student achievement output as the driving force behind public education. The move from an administratively driven system to an output-driven system would require the use of external standards; a method of evaluating school and student performance gains over time; a means of rewarding students, teachers and parents for academic performance gains; and the encouragement of informal norms that would support the new educational goals. Basing their recommendations on two national longitudinal data sets, each with a sample of over 1000 schools exhibiting variations in organizational design, the authors identify specific variations that have been shown to promote growth and achievement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813391021
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James S. Coleman
Individual Interests and Collective Action, Paperback (April 2009)
This book brings together the most important theoretical work of James S. Coleman on problems of collective action.
Parents, Their Children and Schools, Paperback (March 1996)View all books by James S. Coleman
Examines the resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their childrens' education. This study of the subject is based on major survey data, drawing from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988.
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Author Biography - James S. Coleman
James S. Coleman was University Professor at the University of Chicago until his death in 1995. Barbara Schneider is co-director of the Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children, and Work, and is professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. She has co-authored a number of books including The Ambitious Generation and Transforming Schools. Stephen Plank is an associate research scientist and adjunct assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University. Kathryn S. Schiller is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame . Roger Shouse is an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University. Huayin Wang is a statistical analyst at R. J. Krumm and Associates. Seh-Ahn Lee is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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