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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

District School Reform
District school reform

For school systems across the United States, these are the “best of times and the worst of times.” A hot spotlight shines upon each school and school district in the United States to demonstrate progress toward assurance that no child has been left behind, and that gaps in achievement for students of color, learning disabled, or English language learners have vanished. These are both stimulating and productive times for schools and school districts. The press for accountability offers an opportunity for school districts to face the brutal facts, adopt and implement second order change that goes deep into the fiber of the school culture, and rebuild systems to improve student learning.

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