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The Flat World and Education offers an eye-opening wake-up call concerning America's future and vividly illustrates what the United States needs to do in order to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that ensures every child the right to learn. Book jacket.
Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University. Her books include The Right to Learn, Professional Development Schools, Learning to Teach for Social Justice, and Authentic Assessment in Action.
Table of Contents
|Series Foreword||p. ix|
|The Flat World, Educational Inequality, and America's Future||p. 1|
|Education in Our Flat and Changing World||p. 3|
|How America Is Losing Ground||p. 8|
|How Policy Can Matter||p. 18x|
|The Legacy of Educational Inequality||p. 23|
|What Must Be Done?||p. 26|
|The Anatomy of Inequality: How the Opportunity Gap Is Constructed||p. 27|
|Poverty and Lack of Social Supports||p. 31|
|Limited Early Learning Opportunities||p. 33|
|Resegregation and Unequal Schooling||p. 35|
|Unequal Access to Qualified Teachers||p. 40|
|Lack of Access to High-Quality Curriculum||p. 51|
|Dysfunctional Learning Environments||p. 62|
|New Standards and Old Inequalities: How Testing Narrows and Expands the Opportunity Gap||p. 66|
|The Prospects and Pitfalls of Standards-Based Reform||p. 67|
|Testing Without Investing||p. 73|
|When New Standards Meet Ongoing Inequalities||p. 81|
|Inequality on Trial: Does Money Make a Difference?||p. 99|
|The Legality of Unequal School Funding||p. 103|
|How Money Makes a Difference||p. 105|
|Litigating for Adequacy||p. 111|
|Under What Conditions Can Money Matter?||p. 120|
|A Tale of Three States: What Happens When States Invest Strategically (or Don't)||p. 131|
|The Cases of Connecticut and North Carolina: Strategic Resources Used Well||p. 132|
|The Case of California: When Mismanagement Meets Aggressive Neglect||p. 146|
|The Moral of the Stories||p. 161|
|Steady Work: How Countries Build Successful Systems||p. 163|
|The Finnish Success Story||p. 164|
|Koreas Climb to Extraordinary Attainment||p. 173|
|How Singapore Became a "Learning Nation"||p. 181|
|Educational Leap Frog: The Common Practices of Steeply Improving Countries||p. 192|
|Doing What Matters Most: Developing Competent Teaching||p. 194|
|A Global Contrast||p. 197|
|Building an Infrastructure for Quality Teaching||p. 206|
|Organizing for Success: From Inequality to Quality||p. 234|
|The Need for Major Redesign||p. 237|
|Designing Schools for Teaching and Learning||p. 240|
|Creating Systems of Successful Schools||p. 264|
|Policy for Quality and Equality: Toward Genuine School Reform||p. 278|
|Meaningful Student Learning||p. 281|
|Intelligent, Reciprocal Accountability||p. 300|
|Equitable and Adequate Resources||p. 309|
|Strong Professional Practice||p. 313|
|Schools Organized for Student and Teacher Learning||p. 324|
|About the Author||p. 393|
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