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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.

NCLB: Intent and Requirements
NCLB: Intent and requirements

More than 50 years after the Supreme Court finding in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), differences in educational opportunity still exist in the nation's schools. Indicators of educational disparity include differences in test scores, graduation rates, physical facilities, preschool access, access to qualified teachers, student-teacher ratios, curriculum and instruction, and funding.

Advocates for educational equity have appealed to the courts, achieving limited success, according to some (National Conference of State Legislatures [NCSL], 2003). Advocates have also turned to the legislature. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002, reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) passed by Congress in 1965, the largest federal program ...

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