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Author Gelberg, Denise, 1951-

Title The "business" of reforming American schools / Denise Gelberg.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, c1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  370.973 GELB {Bund25 20111111}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series, restructuring and school change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-315) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. 1895-1925. Ch. 1. The Tenor of the Times. Ch. 2. The Pro-Efficiency Reforms Transplant Business Methods to the Schoolhouse. Ch. 3. An Alternative Reform Agenda - Education for Individual Development and Democracy -- Pt. 2. 1961-1995. Ch. 4. The 1960s and the Challenge to the Schools. Ch. 5. A Renewed Sense of Crisis and a New Management Model Spur Education Reform, 1983-1995. Ch. 6. The New Model for Efficient Education. Ch. 7. Rochester, New York, a Laboratory for the New Pro-Efficiency Reforms. Ch. 8. The Choices We Face.
Summary Focusing on the influence of the business community on schools, this book describes how popular business management theories and production processes have been imported into schools during periods of societal upheaval in order to create a sense of order and efficiency while meeting the objective of producing a workforce that meets the specifications set down by employers. Unlike other books that say why schools need to be reformed or how that reform should proceed, this study takes a critical look at the latest call to restructure schools in light of the economic, social, and political forces that affect the education establishment and the children of our nation.
Subject Educational change -- United States -- History.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Business and education -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0791435067 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0791435059 (acid-free paper)