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Distrust and Educational Change

Overcoming Barriers to Just and Lasting Reform
Katherine Schultz

Distrust characterizes much of the current political discourse in the United States today. It shapes our feelings about teachers, schools, and policies. In Distrust and Educational Change, Katherine Schultz argues that distrust—and the failure to recognize and address it—significantly contributes to the failure of policies meant to improve educational systems. The strategies the United States has chosen to enact reform engender distrust, and in so doing, undermine the conditions that enable meaningful educational change. In situations in which distrust—rather than trust—predominates, teachers and principals are reluctant to transform their educational practice.


Diverse Families, Desirable Schools

Public Montessori in the Era of School Choice
Mira Debs

In Diverse Families, Desirable Schools, Mira Debs offers a richly detailed study of public Montessori schools, which make up the largest group of progressive schools in the public sector. As public Montessori schools expand rapidly as alternatives to traditional public schools, the story of these schools, Debs points out, is a microcosm of the broader conflicts around public school choice.


Diversity Challenged

Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action
Edited by Gary Orfield

This book explores what is known about how increasing minority enrollment changes and enriches the educational process.


Double the Numbers

Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth
Edited by Richard Kazis, Joel Vargas, and Nancy Hoffman

Double the Numbers explores policies that are likely to serve as building blocks in any "next phase" of education reform that tackles the dual problems of high school completion and postsecondary access and success.


Dropouts in America

Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis
Gary Orfield

Only half of our nation's minority students graduate from high school along with their peers. For many groups—Latino, black, or Native American males—graduation rates are even lower. As states hasten to institute higher standards and high-stakes tests in the effort to raise student achievement, this situation is likely to worsen, particularly among minority students. Yet this educational and civil rights crisis remains largely hidden from public view.


Educating English Learners

What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know
Joyce W. Nutta, Carine Strebel, Kouider Mokhtari, Florin M. Mihai, and Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant

In Educating English Learners, Joyce W. Nutta and her colleagues offer practical tools for helping schools and teachers successfully integrate English learners into mainstream classrooms. Drawing on the One Plus model presented in their award-winning book, Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners, the authors now turn their attention to the needs of K–12 teachers who typically have two or three English learners in their classrooms.


Education and the Environment

Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts
Gerald A. Lieberman, foreword by Richard Louv

In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.


Education and the Obama Presidency

A Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review

This special issue of the Harvard Educational Review considers the challenges and opportunities facing President Barack Obama in his efforts to reform educational policy and practice in the United States.


Education and War

Edited by Elizabeth E. Blair, Rebecca B. Miller, and Mara Casey Tieken

This timely book examines the complex and varied relations between educational institutions and societies at war. Drawn from the pages of the Harvard Educational Review, the essays provide multiple perspectives on how educational institutions support and oppose wartime efforts


Education for a Multicultural Society

Edited by Kolajo Paul Afolabi, Candice Bocala, Raygine C. DiAquoi, Julia M. Hayden, Irene A. Liefshitz, and Soojin Susan Oh

In influential and often groundbreaking articles from the Harvard Educational Review, the volume surveys multicultural education’s founding arguments and principles, describes its subsequent evolution, and looks toward its future role and impact.