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Kirst, Michael W.

Works: 160 works in 364 publications in 1 language and 9,637 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Thesis advisor, Compiler
Classifications: LC89, 379.73
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Most widely held works about Michael W Kirst
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Remaking college : the changing ecology of higher education by Mitchell L Stevens( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 1,351 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
Worldwide education statistics : enhancing Unesco's role by James W Guthrie( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of "Worldwide Education Statistics: Enhancing UNESCO's Role," a report from the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE), edited by James W. Guthrie and Janet S. Hansen. Lists committee members and includes a preface and an executive summary. Provides information on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the gathering of education statistics. Contains recommendations, a list of sources, and definitions of acronyms used in the report. Notes that the project was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Links to the home pages of the NAS and the NAP
Higher education and Silicon Valley : connected but conflicted by W. Richard Scott( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Universities and colleges often operate between two worlds: higher education and economic systems. It is impossible to understand how current developments are affecting colleges without attending to the changes in both the higher education system and in the economic communities in which they exist. W. Richard Scott, Michael W. Kirst, and colleagues focus on the changing relations between colleges and companies in one vibrant economic region: the San Francisco Bay Area. Colleges and tech companies, they argue, have a common interest in knowledge generation and human capital, but they operate in social worlds that substantially differ, making them uneasy partners. Colleges are a part of a long tradition that stresses the importance of precedent, academic values, and liberal education. High-tech companies, by contrast, value innovation and know-how, and they operate under conditions that reward rapid response to changing opportunities. The economy is changing faster than the postsecondary education system."--The cover
Schools in conflict : the politics of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 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 )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 380 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 374 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
The political web of American schools by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State, school, and politics; research directions by Michael W Kirst( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accountability : implications for state and local policymakers by Michael W Kirst( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents research findings to help policymakers understand and select various options for holding schools accountable for their performance and to help them devise a multistrategy accountability system. However, it does not recommend one system over another, since a given accountability option must be compatible and adapted to particular State and local contexts. Education policy has advanced historically through incremental or trial-and-error stages ("disjointed incrementalism"), as exemplified in the area of accountability. The lessons policymakers can learn from more than a century of experience with accountability are reviewed; and failures and false starts, and promising practices are considered. Six broad approaches to accountability are discussed: (1) accountability through performance reporting; (2) accountability through monitoring and compliance with standards/regulations, (3) accountability through incentive systems; (4) accountability through reliance on the market; (5) accountability through changing the locus of authority or control of schools; and (6) accountability through changing professional roles. It is contended that State or local governments must use several of these approaches simultaneously. Since accountability is one of several strategies to improve/restructure education in the United States, policymakers should pay particular attention to analyses presented in this paper concerning potential conflicts between specific accountability systems and other reforms. Appendix A discusses issues of local accountability for California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Florida; and Appendix B describes the California Model School Accountability Report Card. (RLC)
Political and social foundations of education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political dynamics of American education by Frederick M Wirt( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 180 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 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More state activity aimed at improving public education took place in the 1980s than ever before. Many of their efforts concentrated on three themes: increasing academic content, upgrading the teaching force, and enhancing state and local financial support for schools. In addition to examining reform activities in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, the research is drawn from other reports and studies on the status of reform and from conversation with national association representatives and reform leaders in other states. First an overview of the reform movement, its goals, and major accomplishments is reported. The overview identifies three themes in the current reform movement and highlights state and district action in each area. Second, state policies on raising academic standards are examined. Included here is a discussion of the most widespread reform found in the six states studied: increased high school graduation requirements. Third, policies directed at enhancing the supply and quality of teachers are examined. Next, the fiscal side of reform, including trends in school finance during the 1980s, is reviewed, followed by a look at future steps that might be taken and the political factors likely to influence their direction. (75 references) (SI)
Overcoming the high school senior slump : new education policies by Michael W Kirst( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slump experienced by many high school seniors stems in part from the failure of the k-12 school system and colleges and universities to provide incentives for high school seniors to work hard. Senior slump appears to be the rational response of students to some disjunctions between the k-12 and postsecondary systems, including a lack of assessment in grade 12, a college admissions calendar that provides little incentive for seniors to take demanding courses, a lack of coherence and sequencing between the k-12 system and colleges, and the emphasis on access and admission to college rather than preparation for completing college. Recommendations in this report are geared toward reclaiming the senior year as a time of serious work. These policy suggestions focus on: (1) strengthening the high school curriculum and linking it to the general education requirement of the first year of college; (2) recognizing various achievement levels on statewide k-12 assessments that meet college or university standards; (3) improving college admissions and placement priorities; and (4) assigning responsibilities for k-16 issues to a single entity in each state. An appendix discusses findings from Stanford University's Bridge Project. (Contains 1 table and 20 references.) (Sld)
Mayoral takeover : the different directions taken in different cities by Michael W Kirst( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 89 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)
Governing public schools : new times, new requirements by Jacqueline Danzberger( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the local school board in delivering quality education is examined in this booklet, which provides a set of expectations and principles for drastic change in the role and operation of school boards. Now that fundamental, systemic change is being called for, the performance of school boards is under greater scrutiny. Following the preface and introduction, chapter 1 analyzes national trends in changes external to schooling and new demands placed upon schools and their boards by business and other leadership sectors. The interrelationships between education and other children's services for children's success are also explored. Chapter 2 examines reform strategies of the 1980s, particularly those implemented by Kentucky and Chicago. The major theme of these reforms was the intensification of the existing system rather than restructuring. Chapter 3 discusses state-local relations, and the fourth chapter presents governance lessons from Canada, Great Britain, and Japan. The fifth chapter presents findings of a survey conducted from 1988-90 of 266 school boards from 16 states. Superintendents from 128 of the districts completed a questionnaire. The results indicate that local boards are weakest in the areas necessary for effectiveness in changed school systems. Chapter 6 offers conclusions and recommendations for improving board performance and endorses state action that changes the roles and responsibilities of local boards. One figure, 15 tables, and chapter endnotes are included. (Contains 61 references.) (LMI)
Governance of elementary and secondary education by Michael W Kirst( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From high school to college : improving opportunities for success in postsecondary education
The political dynamics of American education
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Kirst, Michael 1939-

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