The Academy is an attempt to address ALL concerns about public schooling, find the best solutions, and incorporate them into a blueprint for an actual school. One of us may pick up the ideas, create this school and set an example for what a school can be.
For a more complete description, see the posting entitled "What is the Academy?" at the bottom of the page. A good first post to consider is: "What is the Purpose of Schooling?" below. Thanks for your thoughts.
Special thanks to Dr. Katherine Merseth for supplying the impetus for this and also for the list of recommended readings :).
Table of Topics
From the Bottom of the Page to Top
1) Intro (What is the Academy?)
2) What is the Purpose of Schooling?
3) The Next Generation of Teachers I
4) Charter vs. Traditional
5) Who Writes the Curriculum?
6) What Are We Really Teaching?
7) Some "Essential Questions"
9) Exclusive Cornel West Interview
10) Tinkering Toward Utopia?
Highly Recommended Readings
Anyon, J. (1981). Social class and school knowledge. Curriculum Inquiry, 11(1), 3-41.
Anyon, J. (2005). Putting education at the center. Chapter 10 in Radical Possibilities (pp. 177-201). New York: Routledge.
Au, W. (2007). High-Stakes testing and curricular control: A qualitative metasynthesis. Educational Researcher, 36(5), 258–267.
Berry, B., Montgomery, D., Curtis, R., Hernandez, M., Wurtzel, J. & Snyder, J. (2008). Urban teacher residencies: A new way to recruit, prepare, develop, and retain effective teachers in high-Needs Districts. Human Capital: Voices of Urban Education, 20, Summer 2008, 13-23. http://www.annenberginstitute.org/VUE/pdf/VUE20_Berry.pdf
Bersin, A. (2006) A theory of action for high school reform. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chidress, S. Elmore, R. & Grossman, A. (2006).How to manage urban school districts. Harvard Business Review, 84(11), 55-68.
Childress, S. & Marietta, G. (2008). A Problem-Solving Approach to Designing and Implementing a Strategy to Improve Performance Harvard Business School 9-PEL-056.
Christensen, C. & Stevenson, H. (2001). The tools of agreement. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. N9-399-080.
Cohen, D. (1988). Teaching practice: Plus que ça change. In P.W. Jackson (Ed.), Contributing to educational change (pp. 27-84). Berkeley, CA: McCrutcham Publishing Corporation.
Cohen, D. (1990). A revolution in one classroom: The case of Mrs. Oublier. Chapter 28 (pp. 440-469) in The Jossey-Bass reader on school reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Committee on Science Education K-12 and Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Research Council. Global Perspectives for Local Action: Using TIMSS to Improve U.S. Mathematics and Science Education (1999) What does TIMMS say about Instructional Practice? Chapter 4. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CSMEE) http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9605&page=44
Crawford, J. (2004). Educating English learners: Language diversity in the classroom. (5th Ed). Los Angeles: BES. Chapter 2: Options for English Learners.
Cuban, L. (2003). Why is it so hard to get good schools? New York: Teachers College Press.
Datnow, A. & Castellano, M. (2000). Teachers’ responses to Success for All: How beliefs, experiences, and adaptations shape implementation. American Educational Research Journal, 37(3), 775-799.
Delpit, L. (1988). The silenced dialogue: Power and pedagogy in educating other people’s children. Harvard Educational Review, 48(3), 280-298.
Elmore, R. (2004). Bridging the gap between standards and achievement: The imperative for professional development in education. Chapter 3 in School reform from the inside out: Policy practice and performance (pp. 89-132). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Elmore, R. (2004). Doing the right thing, knowing the right thing to do: The problem of failing schools and performance-based accountability. Chapter 7 in School Reform from the Inside Out: Policy Practice and Performance (pp. 227-259). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Evans, R. (2001). The culture of resistance (pp. 510-521) in The Jossey-Bass reader on school reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Feiman-Nemser (2001). From preparation to practice: A continuum of learning to teach. Teachers College Record. 103 (6) 1013-1055.
Fullan, M. (1999). The complexity of transferability, and Intellectual, political and spiritual fusion. Chapters 5 and 6 in Change forces: The sequel (pp. 63-76 and 77-84). Philadelphia: Palmer Press.
Garcia, V. & Colleagues. (2006). High school Students’ perspectives on the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act’s definition of a Highly Qualified Teacher. Harvard Educational Review 76(4), 698-724.
Goldenberg, C. (2008) Teaching English Language Learners: What the Research Does—and Does Not—Say. American Educator Summer 2008, 8-43. http://www.aft.org/pubs- reports/american_educator/issues/summer08/goldenberg.pdf
Graham, P. (1984). Schools: Cacophony about practice, silence about purpose. Dædalus, 113(4), 27-57.
Greene, M. (1992). Diversity and inclusion: Toward a curriculum for human beings. Teachers College Record, 95(2), 211-221.
Hamilton, P. (1992). Have you done your best? In C. Christensen (Ed.), Teaching and the Case Method:. (pp. 254-255). Boston, MA; Harvard Business School.
Hannaway, J. and Stanislawski, M. (2006). Flip-flops in school reform: An evolutionary theory of decentralization. Chapter 3 (pp.53-70) in Hess, Frederick M. (Ed.), Urban school reform: Lessons from San Diego. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Heifetz, R. & Laurie, D. (1997). The work of leadership. Harvard Business Review, January-February, 1997. HBS Reprint 97106.
Heifitz, R & Linsky, M. (2002) Introduction, The heart of danger, and The faces of danger. Chapters 1 and 2 in Leadership on the line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading (pp. 1-51). Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Hess, F & Petrilli, M. (2006). Chapter 3 in No child left behind primer (pp. 63-92). New York: Peter Lang.
Hess, F. & Petrilli, M. (2006). Chapters 1 & 2 in No child left behind primer (pp. 3-61). New York: Peter Lang
Hill, H. (2007). Learning in the Teaching Workforce. Future of Children, Spring 2007, 17(1), 111-127. http://www.futureofchildren.org/pubs-info2825/pubs-info_show.htm?doc_id=468970
Kaufman, D., et al. (2002). “Lost at Sea”: New teachers’ experiences with curriculum and assessment. Teachers College Record, 104(2).
Kilgore, S. (2005). Comprehensive solutions for urban reform.. Educational Leadership. 62(6), 44-47.
Klein, A., (2008). Candidates' K-12 Views Take Shape: McCain and Obama Tussle On Choice, Teacher Issues. Education Week, 27(44), 20-21. (Published online, July 25, 2008, Published in print, July 30, 2008. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/07/30/44candidates.h27.html
Klein, J. (2006). Changing the culture of urban education. A speech to the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, August 13, 2006. http://www.eduwonk.com/Klein3.pdf
Kotter, J. (1995). Leading change. Harvard Business Review, March-April 1995. HBR reprint 95204.
Lake, R, (2007). Hopes, Fears, and Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2007. Overview, Chapter 1 pp.vi-xi, 1-15. Seattle, WA: National Charter School Research Project http://www.crpe.org/cs/crpe/view/csr_pubs/17
Little, J. (2001). Professional development in the pursuit of school reform. Chapter 3 (pp. 23-44) in Lieberman, A. and Miller, L. (Eds.). Teachers Caught in the Action. New York: Teachers College Press.
McCormick, D. & Kahn, M. (1982). Barn raising: Collaborative group process in seminars. Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, 7(4), 16-20.
Merseth, K., Schorr, L. & Elmore, R. (1999). Schools, community-based interventions and children’s learning and development: What’s the connect? Temple University Conference on Improving Results for Children and Families. Philadelphia: Temple University.
MetLife, Inc. (2006). The MetLife survey of the American teacher: Expectations and experiences. Chapter 2, Training, Chapter 3, Career and Job Satisfaction and Chapter 4, Career Paths of the American teacher pp. 18-74. New York: Metropolitan Life.
Murnane, R. & Levy, F. (1996). Preparing to meet the future, Skills for middle-class wage, and Five principles for managing frontline workers. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 (pp. 1-10, 19-51, and 62-79) in Teaching the new basic skills. New York: The Free Press.
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Porter, A. Linn, R. & Trimble, C. (2005) Effects of State Decisions on NCLB AYP Progress Targets. Education Measurement: Issues & Practice, 24(4), Winter 2006, 32-39. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745- 3992.2005.00021.x
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Recruiting and Retaining High-Quality Teachers in Rural Areas David H. Monk http://www.futureofchildren.org/information2826/information_show.htm?doc_id=470115
Rossell, C. (2003). The near end of bilingual education. Education Next, 2003 (4) 44-52. http://www.hoover.org/publications/ednext/3398406.html
Sarason, S. (1996). What are schools for? Chapter 13 (pp. 261-282) in Revisiting the culture of schools and the problem of change. New York: Teachers College Press.
Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. Living a Living: A Blueprint for High Performance – A SCANS report for American 2000. Executive Summary. Chapter 10 (pp. 171- 183) in The Jossey-Bass reader on school reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Sleeter, C. (2005). Standards, multicultural education and central curriculum questions and Multicultural curriculum, democracy and visionary pragmatism. Chapters 1and 9 in Un-Standardizing curriculum: Multicultural teaching in the standards-based classroom (pp. 5-21 and 167-182). New York: Teachers College Press.
Stigler, J. & Hiebert, J. (1999). Teaching is a cultural activity. Chapter 5 (pp. 85-101) in The teaching gap: Best ideas from the world’s teachers for improving education in the classroom. New York: The Free Press.
Stigler, J. & Hiebert, J. (1999). Beyond reform: Japan’s approach to the improvement of classroom teachers and Setting the stage for continuous improvement. Chapter 7 and 8 in The teaching gap: Best ideas from the world’s teachers for improving education in the classroom (pp. 103-127). New York: The Free Press.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. (1999). The teachers we need and how to get more of them: A manifesto (pp. 1-18). In Kanstoroom, M. & Finn, C., Jr. (Eds.). Better teachers, better schools Washington, DC: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.
Thomas, D. (1985) The Torpedo’s touch. Harvard Educational Review. 55(2),220-222.
Tyack, D. & Cuban, L. (1995). Tinkering toward utopia: A century of school reform. Progress or regress. Chapter 2 (pp. 5-42) in The Jossey-Bass reader on school reform. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.