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Cross, Christopher T.

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Works: 27 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 5,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Speeches  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Christopher T Cross
Minority students in special and gifted education by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special education and gifted and talented programs were designed for children whose educational needs are not well met in regular classrooms. From their inceptions, these programs have had disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic minority students. What causes this disproportion? Is it a problem? This book considers possible contributors to that disparity, including early biological and environmental influences and inequities in opportunities for preschool and K-12 education, as well as the possibilities of bias in the referral and assessment system that leads to placement in special programs. It examines the data on early childhood experience, on differences in educational opportunity, and on referral and placement
Mathematics learning in early childhood : paths toward excellence and equity by Taniesha A Woods( )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research has demonstrated that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's potential in mathematics is not fully realized, especially those children who are economically disadvantaged. This is due, in part, to a lack of opportunities to learn mathematics in early childhood settings or through everyday experiences in the home and in their communities. Improvements in early childhood mathematics education can provide young children with the foundation for school success. Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners-those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children."--Publisher's description
Political education : national policy comes of age by Christopher T Cross( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating chronicle is the only book to cover public K-12 education policy in the modern era
Political education : setting the course for state and federal policy by Christopher T Cross( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, political insider Christopher Cross updates his critically acclaimed bestseller with new chapters and important new insights into future education policy. Cross draws on his own experience in Washington, along with research and interviews, to present a highly readable history of federal education policy, from WWII to the Obama administration. The book highlights the key players who helped shape federal policy because, as Cross writes in his introduction, "policy development is woven of personalities, events, and timing.: This fascinating chronicle demonstrates, among other things, how federal policy has been a constant influence on what states and local districts do, especially with respect to students most at risk
Education research and development for teacher learning : leadership roles by Christopher T Cross( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For student learning to improve, teacher learning must also improve. Currently, teachers are not being prepared to foster student learning in reasoning, problem solving, or explaining. These are skills required by the national goals. Considerable research has been done on the learning needs of teachers; however, this research is not reaching practicing or prospective teachers. Teacher education institutions and the research community share responsibility for failing to transmit research findings to teachers and train them to use the findings. Several Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) research centers have conducted studies which relate to teacher learning needs. A major OERI priority is dissemination of research. Other OERI activities which relate to improving teacher education include: "The Campaign to Support America's Teachers," a 3-year program to provide teachers with relevant and timely research-based information; "Partnerships for Innovative Teacher Education," which provides grants for partnerships between institutions of higher learning and local school districts to establish school-based professional development for prospective and practicing teachers; and the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (FIX-IT), a federal interagency group which focuses on the enhancement and preparation of mathematics and science teachers. (IAH)
Educational policy in the Carter years( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected speeches, addresses, remarks, and testimony of Christopher T. Cross, Assistant Secretary of Education for Educational Research and Improvement, October 23 - December 11, 1989 by Christopher T Cross( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address from the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Educational Research & Improvement by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting the pieces together : lessons from comprehensive school reform research( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compensatory education : a congressional perspective by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assessment-instruction connection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents a panel discussion with two experts in the use of new education standards. Robert Marzano and Christopher Cross share their opinions on the value that performance and content standards have for educators in all grade levels and subject areas
Who is the American eighth grader? by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attaining excellence : Initial findings from The Third International Mathematics & Science Study( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summary of findings of the third TIMSS evaluation of the effectiveness of mathematics and science teaching in eighth grade classrooms
How the federal government shapes and distorts the financing of K-12 schools by Christopher T Cross( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Use of Title I Evaluation Data in Local Decision Making A Congressional Perspective by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the inclusion of an evaluation component in Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I programs is reviewed, specifically the Education Amendments of 1978, or Public Law 95-561. This law requires yearly needs assessment of students in all eligible areas, as well as the identification of instructional areas and special needs of participating students. The impetus for the amendment came from two sources: The Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, who dealt with needs assessment for the House Committee on Education and Labor, and Congressman James Buchanan, who advocated expansion of needs assessment to all eligible children. Much of the House committee report centered on a discussion of the General Accounting Office review of the 1975 Office of Education (OE) annual evaluation report: the need for OE to establish specific program objectives; the doubts as to whether RMC models would yield adequate data for state and local evaluation; a recommendation that the Office of Education review state and local program evaluation information, including consultation and cooperation with state and local education personnel; and recommendations that evaluation data be available to assist Congress prior to and during legislative proceedings and that OE engage in more frequent briefings. (MH)
Title I Evaluation A Case Study in Congressional Frustration by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the efforts of the U.S. Congress to obtain evaluation data and reports for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, projects is one of delay and frustration. Prior to the 1974 amendments to the ESEA, evaluation was negligible, not clearly defined, and not comparable across school districts. The Education Amendments of 1974, Section 151, includes specific instructions to the Commissioner of Education to develop models for evaluation and to report annually to Congress on the findings, so that Congress would have a basis for decision making. State and local evaluations shall be emphasized. The Commissioner is to develop a system for the identification of exemplary programs; several additional specifications are mentioned. Although some think that Congressional decisions are generally politically motivated, such reports as the National Institute of Education (NIE) study of compensatory education may have considerable impact on the actions of Congress. The NIE study has been initiated in response to Section 821 of the Education Amendments of 1974, which expresses Congressional concern over the lack of data evaluating Title I programs. (CTM)
Educational Policy in the Carter Years. Institute for Educational Leadership Policy Paper 5 by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two articles and a transcript of a colloquium discussion by seven practitioners/experts on the topic of educational policy in the Carter years are presented. The discussion group considered Carter's first year, zero-based budgeting, dimensions of leadership, the fiscal year 1979 budget, reorganization and a Department of Education, and the prospects to 1984. An article by Samuel Helperin discusses salient features of American education, the federal government's roles in formulating educational policy, external social forces, influences on Congressional action on educational issues, and prescription for improving the system. An article by George R. Kaplan considers federal educational policy in the second year of the Carter Presidency. The federal government's influence over the jurisdictions through legislation, federal court action, and administrative regulation is noted. The federal government has had a dominant position regarding research and development, equal opportunity, and educational reform. Congressional involvement in education; the possibility of the creation of a Department of Education; and the influence of an inner cadre of 10 or 12 main educational policy-movers of the Executive Branch are considered. (Sw)
Standards, the drive of educational reform by Christopher T Cross( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Cross defines standards as a description of the experiences and resources the educational system should supply to enable students to meet expectations. He brings together a large amount of data from different sources to show the deleterious effect that a lack of standards has on preparing tomorrow's workforce, and shows that the use of standards raises expectations, ensures equity and accountability, and promotes systemic reform
Selected Addresses, Speeches, and Remarks of the Assistant Secretary of Education for Educational Research and Improvement, April 17-August 7,1990) (Eleven Items) by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven separate addresses made by the Assistant Secretary of Education for Educational Research and Improvement during the period April-August 1990 comprise this document. Arranged chronologically, it includes two addresses before the American Educational Research Association in April and others as follows: (1) to Javits Grant recipients on May 16-17; (2) before the National Alliance for Business on May 22; (3) before U.S. Department of Energy Education Directors on May 23; (4) at the Seminar on Base Year Findings of the National Education Longitudinal Survey, National Center for Education Statistics, on June 27; (5) "New Deans of Education," an institute sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, on June 27; (6) before the State Liaisons for the 1990-91 Blue Ribbon Schools Program on July 12; (7) "Minority Teachers: Meeting the Need and Taking the Lead" on July 15; (8) at the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (oeri) Roundtable on Public School Choice on July 19; and (9) before the National Conference of State Legislatures on August 7. (Author/MLF)
Selected Speeches, Addresses, Remarks, and Testimony of the Assistant Secretary of Education for Educational Research and Improvement, October23-December 11, 1989 by Christopher T Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document consists of 10 separate speeches, addresses, remarks, or testimony made by the Assistant Secretary of Education for Educational Research and Improvement during the period from October 23 to December 11, 1989. The addresses are arranged chronologically as follows: (1) Testimony, Senate Subcommittee on Governmental Information and Regulation, Governmental Affairs Committee (October 23, 1989); (2) Acceptance Speech (October 25, 1989); (3) eric Directors Meeting (October 27, 1989); (4) Testimony, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (October 31, 1989); (5) "Building Partnerships for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education in the 1990s": The First National Conference on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Improvement Program (November 1-3, 1989); (6) lead Directors--National LEADership Network Annual Meeting (November 13, 1989); (7) The Second National Forum on Substance Abuse Issues in Higher Education (November 15-17, 1989); (8) "The Mission of the Special Study Panel on Education Indicators as Viewed by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement" (November 16, 1989); (9) Alternate Certification Meeting (December 5, 1989); and (10) The First National Conference on Comprehensive School Health Education (fie, in first) (December 11, 1989). (mlf)
 
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