The State of Education Policy Research
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State of Education Policy Research by Susan H. Fuhrman
Book DescriptionThe State of Education Policy Research is a comprehensive, insightful evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of education policy research in the U.S. today. Editors Susan Fuhrman, David Cohen, and Fritz Mosher examine key issues facing policymakers and researchers including race, education equity, teacher quality, early education, privatization, and the politics of education policy. Collectively, the chapters present a complex mosaic of education policy research that integrates the views of policy experts from education, economics, and related disciplines. Important topics discussed in this influential new text include: Politics of education-Covers research on key political groups including teachers' unions, business roundtables, parent and/or religious advocates, as well as state and federal lawmakers. Race-Discusses race as an issue as well as a non-issue and includes a discussion of the testing gap. State policies- Provides an overview of state policies directed at improving teacher quality and discusses the reality of a teacher shortage. National Trends-Analyzes current trends toward centralization and standardization and the growing influence of federal and state mandates. This book is appropriate for advanced courses in education administration, politics, and policy. It will also appeal to policy researchers in education, economics, and political science, to policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels and to the academic libraries serving them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805858341
(254mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan H. Fuhrman
Designing Coherent Education Policy, Paperback (January 2010)
Sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education Shows educators how to coordinate the various elements of policy infrastructure around a new set of ambitious, common goals for what students should know and be able to do.
Rewards and Reform, Paperback (October 2009)
Noted experts offer a comprehensive view of student, teacher, managerial, and organizational incentives and show how they are linked to school reform goals.
Institutions of Democracy, Hardback (May 2004)» View all books by Susan H. Fuhrman
A collection of essays and initiatives on public education and its relationship to a democratic society by 15 leading scholars and educators, designed to generate debate and stimulate change.
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