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Introducing the World of Education: A Case Study Reader

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March 2005 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Introducing the World of Education: A Case Study Reader is a unique and invaluable anthology that addresses the entire realm of K-12 education. Edited by the best-selling author of Case Study Research and Applications of Case Study Research, this reader gives undergraduate and graduate students a solid introduction to the world of education by providing real-life situations in actual schools and communities from across the country. Yin has brought together a wide-ranging collection of whole or excerpted case studies with real data that move from classroom teaching and learning, to the bureaucracy of school districts and state departments of education, to the politics of school boards and community action. The cases in this book also cover salient contemporary policy topics such as school accountability and the assessment of student achievement. Few books, original or edited, have such a broad range of coverage while offering enough structure and context to lay the foundation for introductory education courses!  

Key Features:

  • Provides real-life case studies to give readers concrete data about actual conditions in K-12 education
  • Explores diverse academic subjects as well as different education programs such as special education and bilingual education to introduce students to a variety of classroom settings
  • Includes case studies written by well-known education professionals to provide insight from experts in the field
  • Presents and examines different facets of case study methodology to help readers design or build their own case studies
  • Offers a contemporary perspective on education to provide students with an accurate understanding of today's classrooms  

Introducing the World of Education is an ideal companion text for undergraduate and master's students in introductory education courses. The book is a must-have for students entering the world of education, professors teaching the world of education, in-service educators and administrators who desire a stronger foundation in case study research and a broad range of educational issues, and anyone who merely wants a glimpse at the challenges and opportunities in education today. Students and researchers in public administration and policy will also find this a valuable resource.  


 
Dedication
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
PART I: TEACHING AND LEARNING
 
Student Teaching
Among Schoolchildren Tracy Kidder
 
Vignette of a Fifth Grade Teacher
Transitioning into Constructivism: A Vignette of a Fifth Grade Teacher Kenneth L. Shaw & Mia Lena Etchberger
 
A Commitment to Children
Elementary Schools: Harmony and Cooperation Merry White
 
PART II: THE DIVERSITY OF EDUCATIONAL LIFE
 
Culturally Diverse Families and Schools
Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools Guadalupe Valdés
 
Educating Students with Disabilities
Teaching Troubled Children: A Case Study in Effective Classroom Practice Joseph Cambone
 
School Inequality: Federal Courts
The Dream Deferred, Again, in San Antonio Jonathan Kozol
 
School Inequality: State Courts
Class, Race, Taxes, and State Educational Reform: 1970-1997 Jean Anyon
 
PART III: SCHOOLS
 
The Good High School
George Washington Carver High School: Charismatic Leadership-Building Bridges to a Wider World Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
 
Low- and High-Performing Schools Serving
Native American Students
North America-Canada Walter Epp & Juanita Ross Epp
 
Schools on Probation
Schools Moving Toward Improvement Heinrich Mintrop with Kim Curtis & Lea Plut-Pregeli
 
Public School Choice
Public School Choice: A Status Report Paul Teske, Mark Schneider, Christine Roch, & Melissa Marschall
 
PART IV: DISTRICTS AND STATES
 
The Superintendency
A Vision of Hope: A Case Study of Seattle's Two Nontraditional Superintendents Gary Yee & Barbara McCloud
 
Reforming Urban Districts
What Happened in the Six Cities? Larry Cuban & Michael Usdan
 
State Departments of Education
Methodology Susan Follett Lusi
 
State Education Standards
The 1997 Mathematics Standards War in California Hung-Hsi Wu
 
PART V: COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL BOARD ACTION
 
An Urban Youth Program
Quieting Reform: Social Science and Social Action in an Urban Youth Program Robert E.Stake
 
School-Community Collaboration in Starting a New School
The Bronx Leadership Academy High School: The Challenges of Innovation Lee Stuart
 
Educational Programs and the Local Community Power Structure
Media Accounts Lourdes Diaz Soto
 
School Board Leadership
The Wonderful Cacophony of a Free People Disagreeing Donald R. McAdams
 
A Post-9/11 Perspective on U.S. Education
Another Planet: A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School Elinor Burkett
 
Appendix
Doing Case Studies in Education Robert K. Yin

"Introducing the World of Education: A Case Study Reader is an anthology expertly written and edited for professionals in the field of education as well as for lifelong learners.  Academic advisors, college admissions officers, aspiring teachers, future principals, and students would benefit most from this scholarly resource.  The book will be one of my top 10 resources for advisement of undecided students and education majors."

Joy Coleman
Leadership Development Programs, Gates Millennium Scholars
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

"Robert Yin offers an interesting alternative for introductory education classes."

Rosetta Marantz Cohen
Key features
  • The book features comprehensive coverage of core educational research topics, including curriculum and teaching, educators (teachers, principals, and superintendents), school choice, reform, accountability, and international education. 
  • The introduction of the book discusses general research tactics, thereby setting the stage for the student to learn "how to" conduct a case study in various educational settings. 
  • The text is edited by a key authority on the case study method.

 

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