Reforming Boston Schools 1930 2006

Author: Joseph Marr Cronin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230367267
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Boston's schools in 2006 won the Eli Broad Prize for the Most Improved Urban School System in America. But from the 1930s into the 1970s the city schools succumbed to scandals including the sale of jobs and racial segregation. This book describes the black voices before and after court decisions and the struggles of Boston teachers before and after collective bargaining. The contributions of universities, corporations and political leaders to restore academic achievement are evaluated by one who observed Boston schools for forty years.

Reforming Boston Schools 1930 2006

Author: Joseph M. Cronin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230340970
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A historically up-to-date look at the Boston Public Schools system from an author who observed Boston schools firsthand for forty years.

Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs

Author: Allison Roda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113748540X
Format: PDF
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Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs examines the relationship between gifted and talented (G&T) education, school choice, and racialized tracking within New York City elementary schools. Roda examines parental attitudes around placing their children in a racially diverse elementary school with segregated G&T and General Education programs.

The History of Zero Tolerance in American Public Schooling

Author: J. Kafka
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137001968
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Through a case study of the Los Angeles city school district from the 1950s through the 1970s, Judith Kafka explores the intersection of race, politics, and the bureaucratic organization of schooling. Kafka argues that control over discipline became increasingly centralized in the second half of the twentieth century in response to pressures exerted by teachers, parents, students, principals, and local politicians - often at different historical moments, and for different purposes. Kafka demonstrates that the racial inequities produced by today's school discipline policies were not inevitable, nor are they immutable.

Segregation by Design

Author: Jessica Trounstine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108429955
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Local governments use their control over land use to generate race and class segregation, benefitting white property owners.

Global Corruption Report Sport

Author: Transparency International
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443756
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

The Good Cause

Author: Gjalt Graaf
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866496028
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Money makes the world go round - corruption The book presents the state of the art in studying the causes of corruption from a comparative perspective. Leading scholars in the field of corruption analysis shed light on the issue of corruption from different theoretical perspectives. Understanding how different theories define, conceptualize, and eventually deduce policy recommendations will amplify our understanding of the complexity of this social phenomenon and illustrate the spectrum of possibilities to deal with it analytically as well as practically.

Neoliberalism and Education Reform

Author: E. Wayne Ross
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572736764
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This book has two primary goals: a critique of educational reforms that result from the rise of neoliberalism and to provide alternatives to neoliberal conceptions of education problems and solutions. A key issue addressed by contributors is how forms of critical consciousness can be engendered thought society via schools, that is, paying attention to the practical aspects of pedagogy for social transformation and organizing to achieve a most just society.

Delivering on the Promise of Pro poor Growth

Author: Timothy Besley
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821365169
Format: PDF
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Economic growth is the most important determinant of poverty reduction. But countries with similar rates of growth can experience different poverty reduction rates.

What Mothers Say about Special Education

Author: J. Valle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230619738
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This book is an alternative account of special education from the cross-generational perspective of 15 mothers whose children labelled learning dis/abled (LD) attended public schools during the last four decades.