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Title:
What's gone wrong in America's classrooms
Author:
Evers, Williamson M., 1948-
Publication Information:
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xviii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
From progressive education to discovery learning / What is wrong with American education? / Reading : a research-based approach / Preventing failure in early reading programs : a summary of research and instructional best practice / Spelling and language structure : an essential foundation for literacy / Mathematics achievement : first in the world by the year 2000? / Measurement and reform / Research-based education policy
ISBN:
9780817995324
Format :
Book

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These essays identify key failures in modern American education and illuminate some ways in which those in the teaching profession--and their students--can achieve higher levels of performance, making the case for content-rich education and explicit teaching.


Author Notes

Williamson M. Evers , a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, was the US assistant secretary of education for policy from 2007 to 2009. In 2003, Evers served in Iraq as a senior adviser for education to Administrator L. Paul Bremer of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Evers has been a member of National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board, a commissioner on the California State Academic Standards Commission, a trustee on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, and a president of the board of directors of the East Palo Alto Charter School. He currently serves on former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Academic Content Standards Commission.


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