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Corwin, Ronald G.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 221 publications in 2 languages and 6,206 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB1027.9, 370.19
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Most widely held works by Ronald G Corwin
The school choice hoax : fixing America's schools by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of the authors of The School Choice Hoax is to expose the misleading hyperbole that has been driving the school choice movement and to show how charter schools can become more effective and useful to public school districts. This book will be helpful to parents who are faced with the prospect of making choice work better."--Jacket
A sociology of education : emerging patterns of class, status, and power in the public schools by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

20 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of educational administration; a behavioral analysis by Willard R Lane( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social contexts of research by Saad Zaghloul Nagi( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reform and organizational survival : the Teacher Corps as an instrument of educational change by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education in crisis: a sociological analysis of schools and universities in transition by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for a wide audience of scholars, educators, students, parents, politicians and taxpayers
Perspectives on organizations : viewpoints for teachers by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the first volume in a series of training publications, "Perspectives on Organizations," designed to develop among future and practicing teachers an awareness of what organizations are, how organizations affect them, and how they can deal with organizations. The materials in this series were developed when Teacher Corps decided to include the study of organizations in its 1975 Corps Member Training Institute for preservice and inservice teachers. The preface underscores the significant contribution the study of organizations can make to the field of teacher education. Part I, "Teaching and Learning About Organizations," contains an overview, rationale for the study, and instructional objectives. Part ii, "Life in Organizations," is an introduction to organization theory and basic related concepts. Divided into two sections, it deals with the questions, "Why study organization?" And "What are organizations like?" The subject of Part iii, "Organizations in Action," tells how the instructors and learners might go about exploring organizational concepts. Activities in Part iii can be used to enrich the examination of key concepts and to draw on the experience of participants as a critical element of learning. An appendix includes abstracts of selected readings and a suggested film list along with a bibliography. (Sk)
Perspectives on organizations : the school as a social organization by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document provides ideas and information for those responsible for preparation of education personnel. It includes papers and other materials expressing several views on organizational problems in schools. The problems that teachers encounter in coping with the social hierarchy within the school are discussed as well as their responsibilities to the organization itself. School systems are examined from a sociological point of view. The nature and status of teaching is explored within the framework of the school as a social system operating in the wider arena of the community. (Jd)
Perspectives on organizations : schools in the larger social environment by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the interaction between school and social context is divided into two parts. The first section examined some environmental factors external to the school that directly influence school policies and practices. Citizen participation in school activities and the relationship of the school to the state are two of the topics examined. The second section is a series of activities designed to be used in an instructional setting, which explore the complex relationships among schools and their local, state, or federal sociopolitical environments. This volume is the third in a series examining the nature of the school as an organization. (Author/LH)
The organization-society nexus : a critical review of models and metaphors by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entrepreneurial bureaucracy : biographies of two federal programs in education by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic and method of macrosociology : an input-output approach to organizational networks by N. Krishnan Namboodiri( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons from the Teacher Corps by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is a nontechnical summary of an extensive sociological investigation of the Teacher Corps, which was restricted to 10 universities and 42 schools. Data drawn from observation, questionnaires, and interviews with teachers, professors, and interns are used to present a composite picture of the program. The document includes a history of the Teacher Corps program, gives reasons for the evaluation study, and indicates methodology used. Two different kinds of information are woven together throughout the report: (a) generalized findings from the 10 Teacher Corps sites studied and (b) illustrative material drawn from two different sites--an urban university and a southern university. The summary of findings reports some intern dissatisfaction and friction with teachers. Specific characteristics of interns and teachers in the program and school changes are among the areas covered in the summary of findings. Conclusions drawn from the study are reported at the end of the booklet. (Ja)
Vision and reality : a first-year look at California's charter schools by Marcella R Dianda( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California's charter-school legislation took effect January 1, 1993, and authorized the creation of up to 100 charter schools. By the end of the year, 44 charter schools were either operating or being planned. This document offers an initial look at California's charter schools. A total of 34 schools responded to a survey of the state's 44 charter schools, a 77 percent response rate. One-half of the responding schools were located in metropolitan communities or districts. Findings indicate that: (1) districts resisted charter schools that sought independence; (2) metropolitan schools faced difficult obstacles, which ranged from lack of support from key district players to resistance to teachers' union and obstructive local rules; (3) most schools were associated with teachers' unions, but relationships were strained; (4) parents were active in many charter schools, especially the newly started ones; (5) at-risk students were served by metropolitan charter schools; (6) charter schools had limited, but perceptible impact; and (7) the schools challenged the notion of no-cost reform. Some reasons why more charter schools are not being planned include lack of startup money, accountability issues, the negotiable state-school district relationship, district restrictions, and teacher resistance. Recommendations are: provide financial support to charter schools from public agencies and private organizations; set aside funds to provide technical support to charter schools seeking assistance; clarify charter schools' legal status; and support studies of innovative practices in charter schools. The appendix contains a copy of the charter school survey and charter school district survey. (Lmi)
Parent involvement contracts in California's charter schools : strategy for educational improvement or method of exclusion? by Henry Jay Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasting district practices : school districts that effectively serve educationally disadvantaged children by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an interpretive summary of information from a multiple case study of 11 school districts in California, Arizona, and Nevada conducted in the spring and fall of 1992 as part of a larger set of strategies to work on solutions to the challenges facing schools in metropolitan areas of the Pacific Southwest. Rather than presenting a set of empirical findings, this paper constructs a hypothetical district as a composite ideal, the "high-performance district." The high-performance district has a distinctive pattern of organization attributed to: (1) the school board, the superintendent and other administration, (2) the structure of authority and incentives, and (3) school programs and support facilities. Its programs are the logical outcomes of its history, and characteristically include innovation, a multicultural focus, high standards, and flexible organizational designs. The teachers are regraded as competent, treated as professionals, and provided with inservice educational programs. Community relations are characterized by respect for the cultural integrity of diverse households and opportunities for parent and family involvement. Four tables and three figures present information from the case studies. (Contains 12 references.) (Sld)
Research on educational organizations( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy research( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staff conflicts in the public schools by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several critical components of public school organization and their relationship to staff conflict were studied. A sample of 1,976 faculty members in 28 public high schools was selected for questioning and interviewing. The findings discussed were (1) typical patterns of organization, (2) associations between organizational variables and conflict, (3) departmental analyses, (4) content analyses, and (5) analyses of individuals. Staff conflict appeared to be directly related to the professional orientation of school bureaucracies. Conflict appeared to increase in the bureaucratization of more professional organizations. Bureaucratization, however, was found to be a direct response to such other conditions as professionalism, organizational complexity, and staff turnover which, in turn, were directly associated with conflict. A significant conclusion was, therefore, that conflict not only represents the breakdown of school organizations, but the cause of the organizational types observed. (Rs)
Historical approaches( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The organization-society nexus : a critical review of models and metaphorsThe entrepreneurial bureaucracy : biographies of two federal programs in educationThe logic and method of macrosociology : an input-output approach to organizational networks