The Educational reform movement of the 1980s : perspectives and cases

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  • Creator edited by Joseph Murphy
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Berkeley, Calif. : McCutchan Pub. Corp., [1990] ©1990
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 364 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780821112618, 0821112619
  • OCLC ocm21494467


  • Contents cont'd. Changes in course selection by High School students : the impact of national educational reform / Ted Bartell and Julie Noble -- The reform of school administration: pressures and calls for change / Joseph Murphy -- School administration responds to pressures for change / Joseph Murphy -- Consolidation reform in Illinois / Allan D. Walker -- An Overview of education reform since 1983 / William A. Firestone, Susan Fuhrman, Michael W. Kirst.
  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Introduction. The educational reform movement of the 1980s : a comprehensive analysis / Joseph Murphy -- Passage of rites : on the history of educational reform in the United States / Donald Warren -- Perspectives on reform. Balancing control and autonomy in school reform : the politics of perestroika / William Lowe Boyd -- State fiscal policy and education reform / K. Forbis Jordan and Mary P. McKeown -- Catch the wave : reform commissions and school reform / David N. Plank and Rick Ginsberg -- Continuity and incrementalism after all : state responses to the excellence movement / William A. Firestone -- Local response to the 1980s state education reforms : new patterns of local and state interaction / Allan Odden and David Marsh -- Reform cases and themes. Teacher-testing programs / Martha M. McCarthy -- Career ladders and work in schools / Ann Weaver Hart and Michael J. Murphy -- Statewide testing and local improvement : an oxymoron? / Bruce L. Wilson and H. Dickson Corbett
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