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Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform

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For over a century, Americans have translated their cultural anxieties and hopes into dramatic demands for educational reform. Although policy talk has sounded a millennial tone, the actual reforms have been gradual and incremental. Tinkering toward Utopia documents the dynamic tension between Americans' faith in education as a panacea and the moderate pace of change in educational practices.

In this book, David Tyack and Larry Cuban explore some basic questions about the nature of educational reform. Why have Americans come to believe that schooling has regressed? Have educational reforms occurred in cycles, and if so, why? Why has it been so difficult to change the basic institutional patterns of schooling? What actually happened when reformers tried to "reinvent" schooling?

Tyack and Cuban argue that the ahistorical nature of most current reform proposals magnifies defects and understates the difficulty of changing the system. Policy talk has alternated between lamentation and overconfidence. The authors suggest that reformers today need to focus on ways to help teachers improve instruction from the inside out instead of decreeing change by remote control, and that reformers must also keep in mind the democratic purposes that guide public education.

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Tinkering toward Utopia documents the dynamic tension between Americans' faith in education as a panacea and the moderate pace of change in educational practices. David Tyack and Larry Cuban suggest that reformers today need to focus on ways to help teachers improve instruction from the inside out instead of decreeing change by remote control, and also to keep in mind the democratic purposes that guide public education.

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First Recipient of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, Harvard University Press Prize

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-176) and index.

About the Author

David Tyack is Vida Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University.Larry Cuban is Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University and past president of the American Educational Research Association.

Stanford University

Table of Contents

Prologue: Learning from the Past

1. Progress or Regress?

2. Policy Cycles and Institutional Trends

3. How Schools Change Reforms

4. Why the Grammar of Schooling Persists

5. Reinventing Schooling

Epilogue: Looking toward the Future

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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clare bonafede, April 2, 2009 (view all comments by clare bonafede)
No quick easy fixes to education reform. Thought provoking strategies and ideas. A must read for anyone interested in education reform.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674892835
With:
Cuban, Larry
Author:
Cuban, Larry
Author:
Tyack, David
Author:
Tyack, David B.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
Education and state
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Politics and education
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Politics and education -- United States.
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Education -- Political aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Education -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Subject:
Education -- History.
Subject:
Education-Organizations & Institutions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
TN-219
Publication Date:
January 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 halftones
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Tinkering toward Utopia documents the dynamic tension between Americans' faith in education as a panacea and the moderate pace of change in educational practices. David Tyack and Larry Cuban suggest that reformers today need to focus on ways to help teachers improve instruction from the inside out instead of decreeing change by remote control, and also to keep in mind the democratic purposes that guide public education.
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