Introducing the World of Education: A Case Study Reader

Introducing the World of Education: A Case Study Reader

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Introducing the World of Education: A Case Study Reader is a unique and invaluable anthology that addresses both primary and secondary phases of 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 USA. Yin has brought together a wide-ranging collection of whole or edited 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! The book: - provides real-life case studies to give readers concrete data about actual conditions in primary and secondary 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 24mm | 580.61g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1412906679
  • 9781412906678

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"Robert Yin offers an interesting alternative for introductory education classes." -- Rosetta Marantz Cohen "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 * National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) *show more

About Robert K. Yin

Robert K. Yin is President of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm. Over the years, COSMOS has successfully completed hundreds of projects for federal agencies, state and local agencies, and private foundations. Outside of COSMOS, Dr. Yin has assisted numerous other research groups, helping to train their field teams or to design research studies. The most recent such engagements have been with The World Bank, the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research at George Mason University, the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at the Children's National Health System (Washington, DC), and the School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Yin has authored over 100 publications, including authoring or editing 11 books (not counting the multiple editions of any given book). Earlier editions of the present book have been translated into eight languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Romanian, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese), and a second book on Qualitative Research from Start to Finish (2016) is in its 2nd edition and has been translated into four languages (Chinese, Korean, Swedish, and Portuguese). Dr. Yin received his B.A. in history from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.show more

Table of contents

DedicationPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART I: TEACHING AND LEARNINGStudent Teaching Among Schoolchildren - Tracy KidderVignette of a Fifth Grade Teacher Transitioning into Constructivism: A Vignette of a Fifth Grade Teacher - Kenneth L. Shaw & Mia Lena EtchbergerA Commitment to Children Elementary Schools: Harmony and Cooperation - Merry WhitePART II: THE DIVERSITY OF EDUCATIONAL LIFECulturally Diverse Families and Schools Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools - Guadalupe ValdesEducating Students with Disabilities Teaching Troubled Children: A Case Study in Effective Classroom Practice - Joseph CamboneSchool Inequality: Federal Courts The Dream Deferred, Again, in San Antonio - Jonathan KozolSchool Inequality: State Courts Class, Race, Taxes, and State Educational Reform: 1970-1997 - Jean AnyonPART III: SCHOOLSThe Good High School George Washington Carver High School: Charismatic Leadership-Building Bridges to a Wider World - Sara Lawrence-LightfootLow- and High-Performing Schools Serving Native American Students North America-Canada - Walter Epp & Juanita Ross EppSchools on Probation Schools Moving Toward Improvement - Heinrich Mintrop with Kim Curtis & Lea Plut-PregeliPublic School Choice Public School Choice: A Status Report - Paul Teske, Mark Schneider, Christine Roch, & Melissa MarschallPART IV: DISTRICTS AND STATESThe Superintendency A Vision of Hope: A Case Study of Seattle's Two Nontraditional Superintendents - Gary Yee & Barbara McCloudReforming Urban Districts What Happened in the Six Cities? - Larry Cuban & Michael UsdanState Departments of Education Methodology - Susan Follett LusiState Education Standards The 1997 Mathematics Standards War in California - Hung-Hsi WuPART V: COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL BOARD ACTIONAn 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 StuartEducational Programs and the Local Community Power Structure Media Accounts - Lourdes Diaz SotoSchool Board Leadership The Wonderful Cacophony of a Free People Disagreeing - Donald R. McAdamsA Post-9/11 Perspective on U.S. Education Another Planet: A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School - Elinor BurkettAppendix Doing Case Studies in Education - Robert K. Yinshow more

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