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Title Designing coherent education policy : improving the system / Susan H. Fuhrman, editor
Edition First edition
Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1993]


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Description xxvi, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Series The Jossey-Bass education series
Jossey-Bass education series.
Contents 1. The Politics of Coherence / Susan H. Fuhrman -- 2. Policy and Practice: The Relations Between Governance and Instruction / David K. Cohen and James P. Spillane -- 3. The Role of Local School Districts in Instructional Improvement / Richard F. Elmore -- 4. Systemic Educational Policy: A Conceptual Framework / William H. Clune -- 5. Student Incentives and Academic Standards: Independent Schools as a Coherent System / Arthur G. Powell -- 6. New Directions for Early Childhood Care and Education Policy / W. Steven Barnett -- 7. How the World of Students and Teachers Challenges Policy Coherence / Milbrey W. McLaughlin and Joan E. Talbert -- 8. Systemic Reform and Educational Opportunity / Jennifer A. O'Day and Marshall S. Smith -- 9. Conclusion: Can Policy Lead the Way? / Susan H. Fuhrman
Summary Much of the failure of recent policy efforts to improve education can be attributed to inconsistency, lack of unified purpose, and an emphasis on low-level skills. This book offers the first in-depth look at systemic school reform, and shows educators at the district, state, and federal levels 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. Sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education
Notes Indexes: p. 323-338
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Education and state -- United States.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Public schools -- United States -- Aims and objectives
Public schools -- United States.
Author Fuhrman, Susan.
LC no. 92038852
ISBN 1555425364