Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent

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 FeaturesOpens with a historical overview of educational reform and dissent and a timeline of key reforms, legislation, publications, and moreExamines the reform or dissent related to education found in theories, concepts, ideas, writings, research, and practiceAddresses how reformers and dissenters become significant culture-shaping people and change the way we conduct our livesKey ThemesAccountabilityBiographiesConcepts and TheoriesCurriculum and InstructionDiversityFinances and EconomicsGovernmentOrganizations?AdvisoryOrganizations?Business and FoundationsOrganizations?CurriculumOrganizations?GovernmentOrganizations?ProfessionalOrganizations?Think TanksPublic PolicyReligion and Religious EducationReportsSchool TypesSpecial NeedsTechnologyThis 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.

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