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Kirst, Michael W.

Overview
Works: 147 works in 292 publications in 1 language and 8,529 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: LC89, 379.73
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Most widely held works about Michael W Kirst
 
Most widely held works by Michael W Kirst
Schools in conflict : the politics of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who controls our schools? : American values in conflict by Michael W Kirst( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of education at the local, State, and Federal levels by Michael W Kirst( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this book are organized in three parts, the first of which is divided into two sections. Part I. Political Influence in Local Education Policy Making. Section A. Politics of education in large cities: "Schools and politics in the big city," Robert H. Salisbury; "Fiscal status and school policy making in six large school districts," Marilyn Gittell et al.; Section B. Politics of education in suburbs; "School government," Roscoe Martin; "Educational decision making in suburban politics," David Minar; "Politics without power," Robert L. Stout and Gerald E. Sroufe; and, "a suburban school superintendent plays politics," Lesley H. Browder. Part ii. Politics of Education at the State Level: "Schoolmen and politics: a study of state aid to education in the Northeast," Stephen Bailey et al; "Michigan: the lack of consensus," Nicholas Masters et al; "State politics of education," Laurence Iannaccone; and, "The socioeconomic, political and fiscal environment of educational policy-making in large cities," Alan K. Campbell. Part iii. Politics of Education at the Federal Level: "For the young, schools," James L. Sundquist; "The Office of Education and the Education Act of 1965," Stephen K. Bailey; "E.S.E.A. -The Office of Education administers a law, " Edith K. Mosher and Stephen K. Bailey; "The case for general aid," Albert H. Quie; and, "The case for categorical aid," John Brademas. (Jm)
Federal aid to education: Who benefits? Who governs? by Joel S Berke( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political web of American schools by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government without passing laws; Congress' nonstatutory techniques for appropriations control by Michael W Kirst( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From high school to college : improving opportunities for success in postsecondary education( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on hundreds of interviews with teachers and counselors, thousands of surveys with students and parents, and a thorough examination of the policies and practices in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Texas, From High School to College offers recommendations for bridging the gap between high school and college and for improving college admission and graduation rates."--Jacket
State, school, and politics; research directions by Michael W Kirst( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and social foundations of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a comprehensive analysis and description of the political aspects of American education, utilizing both empirical data and case studies on the politics of education. Included are two case studies of recent school policies, which focus on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (esea) of 1965 and the school desegregation movement. There is also a review of the literature that describes the work of political scientists and scholars in educational administration and suggests directions for further research. This book was previously published under the title, "The Political Web of American Schools"; this current edition has been updated to include an analysis of school governance under conditions of declining enrollment and resources. Individual chapters focus in turn on schools and the political system, schools and system support, the origins and agents of demand inputs, access channels to school policy-making, the local conversion process, the role of referenda in the conversion process, the state conversion process, the esea and intergovernmental relations, southern school desegregation, curricular decisions in the political system, and the politics of schools in retrospect and prospect. (Jg)
Accountability : implications for state and local policymakers by Michael W Kirst( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking college : the changing ecology of higher education by Michael W Kirst( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and the global competition for educated workers mean ever growing demand.Remaking College considers this changing context, arguing that a growing accountability revolution, the push for greater efficiency and productivity, and the explosion of online learning are ch
The political dynamics of American education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in governance for performance-based teacher education by Michael W Kirst( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persistence and change : standards-based reform in nine states by Diane Massell( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progress of reform : an appraisal of state education initiatives by William A Firestone( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance of elementary and secondary education by Michael W Kirst( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local control is emphasized in this examination of the roles of state, federal, and local governments in education policy and change. Federal and state role priorities should be to provide resources and stimulation for the major decisions and changes at the school site. The role of the state in school district governance, which has steadily been increasing, can be diminished. Collective bargaining reforms and school site governance would do a great deal to overcome the need for detailed state regulations. The federal government, as well as the state governments, can assist local districts and individual schools with grant moneys. The author proposes a governance plan that meets these requirements and that recognizes that it is the school, rather than the entire district, which is the critical nexus between the child and the substance of education. (Author/DS)
Overcoming the high school senior slump : new education policies by Michael W Kirst( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayoral takeover : the different directions taken in different cities by Michael W Kirst( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the underlying political and institutional theories that policymakers are embracing as they approve of new mayoral takeovers of public schools, discussing what has fostered this recent governance change that reverses the century-old progressive effort to remove mayors from school governance. Some of the reasons for mayoral takeover include bureaucratic dysfunction, decreasing faith in urban school boards, a push toward accountability, and new demands placed on mayors and urban governments as a result of diminished federal funds for urban areas and changing urban coalitions. Some of the different models being used in cities around the U.S. are described. The paper also examines reasons why policymakers in Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois, as well as in other cities, have been interested in giving more power to mayors. Finally, the paper examines some of the early changes that resulted from the governance changes in Boston and Chicago and discusses the future of mayoral control. (Contains 32 references.) (Sm)
Improving and aligning K-16 standards, admissions, and freshment placement policies by Michael W Kirst( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document examines various efforts to reform education by institutions of higher education, by states and local school systems, and by the federal government. It charges that many k-12 reform policies are moving secondary and postsecondary education in disparate directions. Problems identified include a lack of authentic measures for student assessment in relation to college preparation; misalignment between secondary student preparation and college admissions and placement standards; placement of many students in remedial classes; and low retention and completion rates of students at many public institutions. Among the recommendations made for rethinking higher education admissions and freshman placement policies are the following: (1) permit students to substitute subject matter-based external examinations in lieu of standardized placement tests; (2) link admissions standards to external discipline-based state standards; (3) align freshman placement exams with other state standards and publicize placement exam content, standards, and consequences; (4) require writing samples for all admissions decisions; (5) have higher education institutions specify the courses that count toward computing high school class rank and accord appropriate weight for honors and advanced placement courses across all high schools in a state. Appended are Illinois state student education standards. (Contains 19 references.) (Ch)
Worldwide education statistics : enhancing Unesco's role by James W Guthrie( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From high school to college : improving opportunities for success in postsecondary education
Alternative Names
Kirst, Michael

Kirst, Michael 1939-

Kirst, Michael W.

Michael W. Kirst American academic

Languages
English (125)

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The political dynamics of American education