Debating Issues In American Education: School Governance, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266581
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266589
  • DDC: 379.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. Explores such varied issues as decentralization, federal roles in standards and assessment, parent involvement, and top-down vs. bottom-up decision making.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: Should School Governance be Shifted from Local School Boards to the Additional and Direct Control of Elected Political Leaders?.
2: Do Teachers’ and other Employees’ Unions Reduce the Ability of Principals and Superintendents to Run and Reform Schools?.
3: Has the Increased Role of the Federal Government in the Governance of Schools through Various Initiatives, Such as no Child Left Behind, Improved Public Education?.
4: Should the Role of the Judicial Branch of Government be Reduced in the Governance of Public Education?.
5: Should School Leaders have the Primary Responsibility for Lowering the Achievement Gap for Minority Students?.
6: Are School Administrators being Prepared to Adequately Address Gender Issues?.
7: Are School Boards Necessary in Today’s Public Schools?.
8: Do Charter Schools Improve Governance within the Public Education System?.
9: Will Giving School Administrators more Control over the Structure and Policies that Govern High Schools Lead to Improvements in the Education Offered to Students?.
10: Have Allowing and Encouraging Private Corporations to Participate in Public Education Positively Affected School Governance?.
11: Has the Increased Emphasis on Parent Involvement Hindered the Ability of Administrators to Lead Public Schools and Districts?.
12: Will an Increased Focus on the Market Economy and Global Competition in K–12 Public Education Prepare Students to Succeed Economically?.
13: Will Declining Faith in Public Education Lead to the Appointment of more School Leaders who Lack a Professional Educational Background?.
14: Should the K–12 School Organizational Structure for Public Education in the United States be Dramatically altered?.