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Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, 2-Volume Set

Thomas C. Hunt (Editor), James C. Carper (Editor), Thomas J. Lasley II (Editor)


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Educational reform, and to a lesser extent educational dissent, occupy a prominent place in the annals of U.S. education. Whether based on religious, cultural, social, philosophical, or pedagogical grounds, they are ever-present in our educational history. Although some reforms have been presented as a remedy for society′s ills, most programs were aimed toward practical transformation of the existing system to ensure that each child will have a better opportunity to succeed in U.S. society.

Educational reform is a topic rich with ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for school patrons, educators, and the nation as a whole. With nearly 450 entries, these two volumes comprise the first reference work to bring together the strands of reform and reformers and dissent and dissenters in one place as a resource for parents, policymakers, scholars, teachers, and those studying to enter the teaching profession.

Key Features

  • Opens with a historical overview of educational reform and dissent and a timeline of key reforms, legislation, publications, and more
  • Examines the reform or dissent related to education found in theories, concepts, ideas, writings, research, and practice
  • Addresses how reformers and dissenters become significant culture-shaping people and change the way we conduct our lives

Key Themes

  • Accountability
  • Biographies
  • Concepts and Theories
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Diversity
  • Finances and Economics
  • Government
  • Organizations?Advisory
  • Organizations?Business and Foundations
  • Organizations?Curriculum
  • Organizations?Government
  • Organizations?Professional
  • Organizations?Think Tanks
  • Public Policy
  • Religion and Religious Education
  • Reports
  • School Types
  • Special Needs
  • Technology

This authoritative work fills a void in the literature in the vast areas of educational reform and dissent, making it a must-have resource for any academic library. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access, wherever they may be.

Sage Publications, Inc, 9781412956642, 1112pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010