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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: Impact on Curriculum
NCLB: Impact on curriculum

Attend in the last half of the 20th century, corresponding to the rise of the civil rights movement in the United States, saw much of the financing and decision making about educational matters move from the local to the state level. This was usually to ensure that all the children in a state received a free, high-quality, public education, regardless of their income, race, or the ability of their community to support its public schools. Not surprisingly, with financing as well as decisions about textbooks and teacher education moving inexorably to the state level, many curriculum issues also moved away from the local level, where they had been situated for a century or more. State decisions increasingly influenced ...

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