Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk

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Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk

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In this authoritative volume, leading educators and scholars examine the current accountability movement and the extent to which it supports equity and democracy. They address how it was constructed, who it actually benefits, as well as how genuine progress can be made to close racial disparities in achievement. While the authors have different perspectives, they all share a commitment to improving education for all children, especially for those who have been historically underserved. Featuring case studies and critical analyses, this important volume examines:

  • The pressures placed on classroom teachers and how visionary school leaders can support equity and excellence in teaching.
  • How a learner-centered model of instruction supports student achievement, as well as equity and democracy.
  • Various meanings of accountability, focusing on those that have the best record for improving student learning.
  • Who or what is driving accountability policy, who wins, and who loses as a result.

Series

Multicultural Education Series

Publisher

Teachers College Press

Publication Date

2007

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Edited by Christine E. Sleeter and James A. Banks

ISBN

9780807747797

Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk

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