Debating Issues In American Education: Standards And Accountability In Schools, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266603
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266602
  • DDC: 371.14
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 328 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. This volume examines standards and accountability in schools, covering such varied issues as assessment (of students, of teachers), basic-skills testing, high-stakes exams, NCLB and its legacy, pay-for-performance, and standard vs. alternative teacher certification.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Will Educational Accountability Enhance the Ability of Schools to Foster Student Academic Growth?.
2: Will Common Academic Standards make the United States more Educationally Competitive?.
3: Will Standards and Accountability Enhance Innovation and Change?.
4: Will Increased Federal and State Intervention and Funding Create Better Schools?.
5: Should more Rigorous Teacher Education Standards be Instituted to Ensure Teacher Quality?.
6: Will Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure Attract Stronger Teachers to American Classrooms?.
7: Are Alternative School Leader Preparation Programs Really Needed to Prepare Next Generation School Leaders?.
8: Should Value-Added Modeling be used to Identify Highly Effective Teachers?.
9: Do Strong Unions Help or Hinder School Accountability?.
10: Should the Carnegie Unit be Eliminated?.
11: Is School Funding Sufficient and Adequate for Helping Schools Meet the Emerging Accountability Demands?.
12: Should Governors and Legislators “Invest” in Education?.
13: Will Stronger Business and Corporate Investment Enhance Public K–12 Education?.
14: Are Parents Appropriately Involved in Decisions Regarding Standards and Accountability?.