Titel: Choice and Competition in American Education
9:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
Herausgegeben von Paul E. Peterson
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
10. November 2005 - gebunden - 284 Seiten
This book examines the likely promise and pitfalls of many of the most controversial forms of school choice as well as the introduction of greater competition into the recruitment and compensation of teachers and principals. In a group of essays originally published in Education Next: A Journal of Opinion and Research, these essays paint the picture of an education landscape that will be greatly shaped by choice and competition in the 21st century.
Chapter 1 The Private Can Be Public
Chapter 2 The Costs of Privatization
Chapter 3 Regulations Do More Harm than Good
Chapter 4 In Defense of Regulation
Chapter 5 We Need New Types of Administrators
Chapter 6 New Leaders: Will Public Schools Hire Them?
Chapter 7 Fringe Benefits: AFT and NEA Teacher Salary Surveys
Chapter 8 Low Pay, Low Quality
Chapter 9 he Case for Merit Pay
Chapter 10 Wage Compression and the Decline in Teacher Quality
Chapter 11 A Union by Any Other Name
Chapter 12 Reform Unionism Is Here
Chapter 13 Charter Schools: Mom and Pops or Corporate Design
Chapter 14 Charter-School Politics
Chapter 15 A School Built for Horace: Tales from a Start-up Charter School
Chapter 16 The Impact of Vouchers on Student Performance
Chapter 17 Do Vouchers and Charters Push Public Schools to Improve?
Chapter 18 School Choice and Social Cohesion
Chapter 19 How Vouchers Came to D. C.
Chapter 20 Contracting Out: The Story behind Philadelphia's Edison Contract
Chapter 21 Home Schooling: The Nation's Fastest-growing Education Sector
Chapter 22 School Choice in No Child Left Behind
Chapter 23 Selling Supplemental Services
Paul E. Peterson is Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, and Editor-In-Chief of Education Next: A Journal of Opinion and Research. Peterson is the author or editor over one hundred articles and twenty books and is a former director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and of the Governmental Studies program at the Brookings Institution.
In these 21 articles contributors wrestle with such issues as the profit motive and whether it will benefit kids, deregulation of entry into the teaching profession, making teacher pay more competitive, the belief that teacher unions stifle reform, and the ever-increasing pressures to create charter schools, use school voucher program, contract schools out, increase home schooling, and sell supplemental services. They also take a hard look at school choice after No Child Left Behind. Reference and Research Book News This collection of essays explores how market concepts have been applied to education as a means of school reform. The authors question whether teachers and principals would be more effective if their training, recruitment, compensation, and retention were deregulated, and debate the merits and shortcomings of school choice options such as charter schools, vouchers, and home schooling. Education Week