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Author Hacsi, Timothy A.

Title Children as pawns : the politics of educational reform / Timothy A. Hacsi
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 261 pages)
Contents Introduction -- What difference does Head Start make? -- Is bilingual education a good idea? -- Does class size matter? -- Is social promotion a problem? -- Does more money make schools better? -- Conclusion
Summary Head Start. Bilingual education. Small class size. Social promotion. School funding. Virtually every school system in America has had to face these issues over the past thirty years. Advocates and dissenters have declared confidently that "the research" is on their side. But is it? In the first book to bring together the recent history of educational policy and politics with the research evidence, Timothy Hacsi presents the illuminating, often-forgotten stories of these five controversial topics. He sifts through the complicated evaluation research literature and compares the policies that have been adopted to the best evidence about what actually works. He explains what the major studies show, what they don't, and how they have been misunderstood and misrepresented. Hacsi shows how rarely educational policies are based on solid research evidence, and how programs that sound plausible simply do not satisfy the complex needs of real children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-252) and index
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Subject Education and state -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Educational evaluation -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674038126 (electronic bk.)
9780674038127 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)