1st Edition

Redesigning American Education





ISBN 9780813391021
Published February 19, 1999 by Routledge
191 Pages

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Drawing on several principles of sociological theory, James S. Coleman and his colleagues construct a new design for American schooling. The authors present compelling evidence on the deficits of our educational system compared to other countries, arguing that the problems are the result of inappropriate incentives for teachers, students, and parents.

Table of Contents

Incentives for Reforming Schools -- Output-Driven Schools: Principles of Design -- A Comparison of 1980 and 1990 Sophomore Mathematics Achievement -- Academic Press, Sense of Community, and Student Achievement -- Reconsidering Roles and Incentives in Schools -- External Examinations as an Incentive System -- Prognosis for Reform: Lessons from an Output-Driven Educational System

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