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Understanding Key Education Issues

How We Got Here and Where We Go From Here

By Matthew Lynch

© 2017 – Routledge

142 pages

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In this age of education innovation and reform, schools must evolve and react to current policy trends. This accessible book offers research-based insights into six key educational trends and issues that are impacting K–12 learning today: year-round schooling, assessments, educating minorities, anti-intellectualism, issues of social promotion and retention, and school design. Each chapter unpacks research and policy issues relating to these topics and provides administrators with practical advice on how they should approach these issues to improve learning in their schools. The ideas and strategies in Understanding Key Education Issues will help educators across the country achieve greater efficiency, better results, and a higher purpose.

Reviews

"Dr. Lynch has provided his readers with a clear and concise primer on American education. Given the controversies that surround educational issues and the complex nature of the policies that the federal government has pursued to address them, this book will be a useful resource to students and others who seek to make sense of education in America today."

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA

"Congratulations to Dr. Lynch for once again putting his provocative insights on the most important education issues of our time into his new book, Understanding Key Education Issues: How We Got Here and Where We Go from Here. This is the book that each K-12 administrator should make the top of their reading lists."

Marcia Herrin, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Contents

Meet the Author

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: How Did We Get Here, and What’s Next?

Chapter 2: Year-Round Schooling: The Unexpected Solution to America’s Education Woes?

Chapter 3: Examining the Present and Future of K-12 Assessments

Chapter 4: Black Boys in Crisis: What Can We Do?

Chapter 5: Combating Anti-intellectualism and Academic Disengagement

Chapter 6: Responding to Social Promotion and Retention

Chapter 7: Rethinking School Design for Better Learning Outcomes

References

Index

 

About the Author

Matthew Lynch is an award-winning writer, activist, and president of Lynch Consulting Group. Formerly, he was the Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies and an Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Union University, USA.

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