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Izumi, Lance T. 1958-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 4,805 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Conference papers and proceedings  Internet videos  Case studies  Film adaptations  Drama 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Lance T Izumi
 
Most widely held works by Lance T Izumi
Waiting for "Superman" by David Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary
School reform : the critical issues by Williamson M Evers( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a collection of recent articles on education reform. The contributors examine the basic nature of our education problems, provide a clear understanding of why schools and students are underperforming, and propose reasonable and effective strategies for success
Teacher quality by Williamson M Evers( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of research will do much to help schools and parents answer some of the most pressing questions about teacher quality and practice. They have reviewed thousands of education studies, examined state test scores, and explored education theories of the past thirty years in order to assess where we are--and where we want to be
Obama's education takeover by Lance T Izumi( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Obama has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented centralization of education policy under the guise of promoting educational innovation, accountability, and improved student achievement. In reality, Obama's new national standards, curricula, and testing? in addition to huge spending commitments by the federal government Ơ? shift the policymaking power from individuals and communities to the federal bureaucracy. In this Broadside, Lance Izumi examines Obama's education policies and shows us why Americans must protect and promote the power of individuals, especially pare
Free to learn : lessons from model charter schools by Lance T Izumi( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corrupt classroom : bias, indoctrination, violence and social engineering show why America needs school choice by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not as good as you think : why the middle class needs school choice( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonshots in education : launching blended learning in the classroom by Esther Wojcicki( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonshots in Education explores digital and online learning in the classroom and what it takes to make a "moonshot." It gives several models and examples of schools that are already implementing digital learning and what the success rate has been. It also provides philosophical discussion a variety of educational philosophies and how each one empowers students and teachers. The book also provides tools to support teachers in most subject areas. The forward by James Franco explores how this type of blended real world learning has made a significant positive impact in his life
They have overcome : high-poverty, high-performing schools in California by Lance T Izumi( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined reasons for the success of eight high-performing California elementary schools with high numbers of impoverished students. Interviews with principal focused on teaching methods, curriculum, content standards, test scores, teacher professional development, safety, discipline, local decision making, parent involvement, emergency teacher certification, obstacles to student performance, and reasons for success. Principals were strong leaders with clear visions of what worked and what did not work. Rather than sticking with ineffective theories and methods, they emphasized what worked in the real world. Many schools ignored the move toward whole-language reading instruction and remained with phonics-based instruction. Principals emphasized the importance of the type of curriculum chosen to teach a particular subject. A well-implemented, research-proven curriculum was key in determining student performance. The schools used the Open Court reading curriculum, supported teacher-directed instruction, and had well-planned strategies to ensure that students acquired standards-based knowledge. Principals encouraged frequent testing to discover students' and teachers' strengths and weaknesses. Professional development emphasized subject matter and implementation of state standards. Most schools were more interested in teacher qualities than teaching credentials. None reported major discipline problems, relating this fact to higher achievement. Principals emphasized parent involvement in their schools. They cited teacher quality as a key reason for high achievement (Contains 25 notes.). (SM)
Facing the classroom challenge : teacher quality and teacher training in California's Schools of Education by Lance T Izumi( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines what makes a high quality teacher, analyzing educators' choices of teaching methodology (teacher-centered or student-centered) and what methods are favored by the California State University (CSU) schools of education. Part 1, "Teaching Methods and the Research Evidence," describes various competing teaching methodologies and examines the research evidence regarding which methods are most effective in raising student performance. Part 2, "Teaching Methods and the California State University Schools of Education," considers this research in analyzing the teacher education curriculum at various schools of education in the CSU system. Part 3, "Models for Reform: Singapore, Kumon, and Nancy Ichinaga," analyzes teaching methods used in Singapore, whose students rank at the top of international comparisons, and Kumon, the most popular after-school program in the world. Part 4, "How To Improve Teacher Training," provides recommendations to make teacher education more results-oriented and focused on improving measurable student skills and knowledge. (SM)
Developing and implementing academic standards : a template for legislative and policy reform by Lance T Izumi( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This template is part of a series that recommends best practices and highlights problems that arise when policy deviates from these best practices. The booklet defines and outlines the critical components of a successful academic standards system using examples of good and bad standards to illustrate key points. The template addresses such questions as: What are the ingredients for rigorous academic standards? How do we measure compliance with standards? and How do performance standards differ from academic content standards? It offers analyses, discussion, and recommendations in four areas: tests aligned to the standards; categorization of student achievement through performance standards; implementation and accountability systems to guarantee that the standards become a reality in the classroom; and communications strategies to disseminate information about the standards to parents, teachers, and local school officials. The template is divided into four sections: (1) academic content standards; (2) the assessment system; (3) performance standards; and (4) implementation/accountability strategies. The object of the template is to offer policymakers practical advice and recommendations for constructing and implementing the best standards possible. It outlines the components of good academic content standards, such as rigor, intelligibility, and balance, and it reminds policymakers to consider such issues as depth versus breadth, time and cost of scoring, and standardization. Contains a summary fact sheet. (RJM)
Crime and punishment in California : are we too tough or not tough enough? by Steven F Hayward( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English immersion or law evasion? : a 10th anniversary retrospective on proposition 227 and the "end" of bilingual education by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California index of leading education indicators by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No magic bullet : top ten myths about the benefits of government-run universal preschool by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-point agenda for improving education in California by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School Accountability and Teacher Training. Briefing by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper addresses problems in California's public education. The government has responded with various top-down programs. California and other states have crafted state academic-content standard and accountability programs. California has approved core academic-content standards that are rigorous and emphasize real knowledge and skills. However, there is the problem of local districts refusing to adhere to state standards. Both California and New York use testing and performance indexes to calculate school performance levels and improvement targets for low-performing schools. In California, improvement targets are set at such low levels that the worst schools may take 20 years to reach average performance levels. Under California's program, poorly performing teachers and administrators at failing schools cannot be fired. Though progressive concepts such as constructivism and discovery learning have been shown to be comparatively ineffective in raising student achievement, progressive student-centered methods are widely popular among educators (partly because university schools of education are committed to progressive methods). Solutions to this problem include: public reporting of student test scores by classroom; aligning teacher education courses with tough state academic standards; and teacher sanctions and rewards based on test scores. (Sm)
Goals 2000 and California education : devolution in retreat? : executive summary by Lance T Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting education to the test : a value-added model for California by Harold C Doran( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Theft Education Wasteful Education Spending in California by Lance T Izumi( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper asserts that California's system of education funding is rife with waste. A state commission found that the system was "convoluted--driving up administrative costs, diverting attention from educational concerns, and depriving the public of readily accessible, comparative information." The paper suggests that the California Department of Education contributes to this problem by acting as a conduit of state funds rather than an enforcer of the rules meant to guarantee the lawful use of those funds. This paper focuses on oversight problems; fraud; failure to implement compliance review; categorical programs; desegregation dollars; class size reduction spending; sanctions for failing schools; categorical program flexibility transfers; abuses at the district level (San Francisco Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Fresno Unified School District, Emeryville Unified School District, and Orchard School District); how state irresponsibility fuels district waste; and how legislators can stop waste and help children (e.g, parental choice in education. (Contains 13 tables). (SM)
 
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