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Author Patchen, Martin.

Title Making our schools more effective : what matters and what works / by Martin Patchen.

Published Springfield, Ill. : C.C. Thomas, 2004.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  371.200973 PATC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 320 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Issues in Public Education 3 -- What Should Schools Teach Their Students? 4 -- How Should Teachers Teach and Manage Their Classes? 6 -- How Should Schools be Organized and Run? 7 -- How Should the Student Body of a School Be Composed? 9 -- How Should Students and Schools Be Assessed? 10 -- What Are the Effects of Giving Parents a Choice Among Schools? 11 -- Why Is There an Achievement Gap Between Minority and Other Students? 13 -- Overview of Determinants of Students' Learning 14 -- 2. Curriculum: What Should Students be Taught? 18 -- Selecting Subjects 18 -- Subject Content 23 -- Different Curricula: Tracking 29 -- 3. Teachers and Students in the Classroom 46 -- Activities in the Classroom 46 -- Students' Work and Teacher Actions 56 -- Organizing Classes: Individuals, Whole Class, or Groups? 65 -- Computers in the Classroom 73 -- Overview of Learning in Classroom 80 -- 4. School's Academic Program: Promoting Learning 91 -- Setting School Goals 91 -- Stimulating Student Effort 93 -- Class Time Schedules 99 -- Programs for Students with Limited English 103 -- Involving Parents 109 -- Assessing Progress Toward Goals 112 -- Overview: Effects of Academic Program 114 -- 5. Teachers and Administrators: Decision-Making and Community 122 -- Authority and Decision Making 122 -- Pay and Other Teacher Incentives 132 -- Relations Among Teachers: Isolates or Community? 137 -- Teacher Unions 143 -- Overview: The Organization of the School 145 -- 6. School Characteristics: The "Givens" of a School 154 -- Size of School 154 -- Class Size 161 -- Student Body Characteristics 167 -- School Spending 173 -- Overview of Effects of School Characteristics 179 -- 7. Standards and Testing: Assessing Students and Schools 190 -- Curriculum Standards 191 -- Assessing Students' Learning 193 -- Evaluating Schools 207 -- 8. Family Choice Among Schools 226 -- Controversy About Choice 226 -- Choice Within Public School Districts 228 -- Charter Schools 237 -- Vouchers to Attend Private Schools 250 -- 9. Education Gap Between Minority Students and White Students 266 -- Years of Schooling 266 -- Proficiency in School Subjects 267 -- Explanations of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Achievement Scores 271 -- Minority Schools with High Achievement 286 -- 10. Overview: Making our Schools More Effective 294 -- Curriculum: What Should Students Be Taught? 295 -- What Makes for Effective Classrooms? 296 -- How Should a School Be Organized to Make It More Effective? 298 -- How Should Students and Schools Be Assessed? 306 -- School Choice: How Does It Affect Students and Schools? 309 -- Achievement Gap for Minorities: How Can It Be Explained and Reduced 311 -- Links Between the Classroom, School Organization, and Society 314.
Subject School improvement programs -- United States.
ISBN 0398074909 (hard)
0398074917 (paperback)