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Timpane, P. Michael 1934-

Works: 42 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 4,826 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC107.N53, 361.6209749
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Most widely held works about P. Michael Timpane
Most widely held works by P. Michael Timpane
Work incentives and income guarantees : the New Jersey negative income tax experiment by Joseph A Pechman( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical and legal issues of social experimentation by Alice M Rivlin( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planned variation in education : should we give up or try harder? by Richard F Elmore( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering the democratic purposes of education( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business impact on education and child development reform : a study prepared for the Committee for Economic Development by P. Michael Timpane( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research report provides a critical look at the involvement of corporate America in the resurgence of public education and its impact on the reform movement particularly on early childhood issues. The history of the business-education relationship in this century is the topic of Chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes patterns of involvement from helping hand relationships to programmatic initiatives to compacts and collaborative efforts and finally to policy change, with the helping hand model being the most popular and widespread. Chapter 3 assesses results at the end of the recent decade of renewed corporate interest in education and child development and finds that although there is much and varied activity, business participation has not yet been fully adequate to the task because there has been no widespread impact on educational outcomes. Chapter 4 addresses the needs of the coming decade and describes the six following goals: (1) stay the course, (2) promote national dialogue and federal involvement, (3) pursue related human service perspectives, (4) build the infrastructure of business-education partnerships, (5) support pertinent research and analysis, and (6) review and assess the commitment and performance of businesses. A 255-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Higher education and school reform by P. M Timpane( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher Education and School Reform helps define what schools and higher education need from each other and explores new models for coordinated education policy. It analyzes key aspects of higher education/school interactions - teacher education, partnerships for learning, college preparatory curricula, admissions practices, and faculty research endeavors - to uncover the factors that stand in the way of more effective collaboration. Examining the critical relationship between higher education institutions and K-12 schools - especially higher education's role in implementing systemic school reform - the contributors explore new models for a more productive working relationship
Options for restructuring the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act by Peter Reuter( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (sdfsca) point to both structural and substantive failures to explain the program's ineffectiveness. Moves toward reauthorization in Congress create the opportunity to consider needed reforms. Reform options should target those students most in need, ensure effective implementation, promote evaluation, require accountability, improve program capacity, and constrain administrative costs. Chapter 1, "Introduction," reviews the societal and legislative trends culminating in passage of the sdfsca. Chapter 2, "Assessment," critically examines the program, reviewing such weaknesses as stagnant budgets, poor distribution of funds, vague goals, and a lack of coordination with other programs. Recent changes and new guidelines have begun to improve program effectiveness. Chapter 3, "Changing the Program," offers criteria to use in evaluating proposed reforms and considers a recent Clinton-era reform effort. Chapter 4, "Conclusion and Recommendations," suggests that combining drug prevention and antiviolence efforts under one program should be reconsidered. Specific recommendations for reforms include changing the within-state allocation formula to better reflect district capacities, replacing formula with direct federal grants, and creating requirements for local and state efforts. Any effective reform will require that the federal government stimulate greater local capacity and authority. (Contains 18 references.) (Tej)
Youth policy in transition by P. Michael Timpane( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study team was commissioned to critically review three independent reports on youth and schooling: "Youth: Transition to Adulthood"; "The Education of Adolescents"; and "The Reform of Secondary Education." The study team examined the reports in light of the most recent available social science evidence. The three reports, presenting similar analyses of the status of American youth and the institutions serving them at the end of the 1960s, proposed a direction for reform: (1) dispersion of youth from schools to work place and community; (2) individualization and diversification of high school programs; (3) curricular reforms; and (4) new methods of school governance. This report is arranged into five major sections. The first three sections contain parallel and detailed analyses of the reports. Section I reviews the reports. Section ii deals with some constraints of the adolescent life stage depicted by the reports, such as age segregation, prolongation of adolescence, and peer group development. Section iii focuses on school youth's encounters with the labor market and Section iv covers findings and proposals that concern the organization and performance of high schools. Each chapter also spells out major considerations that the reports slight or omit. Section v attempts to define policy steps that seem feasible and sensible based on the review and events that have occurred since the three reports were written. The study team suggests that some findings of the three reports were overdrawn, the findings rest on a weak research base, and some proposed reforms may be less necessary or feasible than stated or would have effects other than those intended. (Author/ND)
Reducing dropouts by Michael Timpane( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of three conference papers, all addressing the subject of effective programs to decrease the number of school dropouts, is presented in this document. The first paper, "Systemic Approaches to Reducing Dropouts" (Michael Timpane), asserts that dropping out is a symptom of failures in the social, economic, and educational systems. Dropping out is the anti-climactic conclusion of a long, visible, and painful process, and the dropout problem will continue to worsen. Approaches to reducing the number of dropouts are susgested. The second paper, "Reducing Dropouts through Community Promoted Initiatives" (Roger D. Mitchell), consolidates suggestions for reducing dropouts through community and business promoted initiatives developed by community task forces on education in Rochester, New York, and Flint, Michigan. The third paper, "Innovative Community Sponsored Projects" (Lori S. Orum), discusses community-based approaches to improve the educational status of Hispanics developed by the National Council of La Raza, such as the Academia del Pueblo, Project Success, Project Second Chance, Parents as Partners, and the Teacher Support Network. Current project activities in Kansas City, Missouri; Rochester, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; and Chicago, Illinois are discussed and activities in other areas are briefly summarized. (Bjv)
Teacher's manual for parent and community involvement by Larry E Decker( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing training for teachers and educators in home-school-community involvement is important for an obvious reason: schools don't operate in a vacuum. To be successful in the primary mission of educating the community's children, educators need to know a great deal about the community and the families from which the children come. The focus of this manual is the crucial role the classroom teacher plays in parent and community involvement efforts. It may be used as a reference, as the basis for a course, or in individual units for topical presentations. After an introductory unit on the social environment and forces that are necessitating educational reform, the text covers: (1) demographics and trends influencing public education; (2) changing attitudes; (3) what the research is saying; (4) a framework for parent involvement; (5) principles for successful programs and strategies for reducing home-school barriers; (6) implementation strategies; (7) building bridges between home and school; and (8) school volunteer programs. Information on the Family Involvement Partnership for Learning and a list of members of the National Coalition for Parent and Community Involvement in Education (ncpie) are also included. Contains 55 references. (Ev)
New Jersey's plan for the supervision of instruction by New Jersey( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric versus reality : what we know and what we need to know about vouchers and charter schools by Brian P Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two proposals for education reform are school vouchers and charter schools, both of which have raised controversy with regard to their effectiveness and efficiency. At the present time, there is insufficient evidence to provide a crisp, clear bottom-line judgment of the wisdom of voucher and charter programs. This book identifies and articulates the range of empirical questions that ought to be answered to assess the wisdom of policies promoting vouchers or charter schools. It examines the existing empirical evidence on these questions, providing a broad assessment of what is currently known about the effects of vouchers and charters in terms of academic achievement. Important unresolved empirical questions are discussed, and prospects for answering them in the future are considered. Many questions cannot be answered at all because of lack of research, notably matters involving total demand, supply response of educational providers, and the final impact on public schools. Design details of voucher and charter policies are also explored. Recommendations include enacting a program of vigorous research, that is not confined to choice programs. Better information on the performance of conventional public schools and alternative reform models is also needed. (Contains 319 references.) (RT)
Corporations and public education in the cities by P. Michael Timpane( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the nature of the corporate interest in education in American cities, and outlines what might be done to encourage future corporate activities supportive of urban education. The report is based on a review of literature and interviews with corporate, educational, and civic leaders in several large cities. Section one discusses the pervasive influence of business and corporate interests in education in the first two decades of the twentieth century, the gradual waning of that influence, and corporations' recent attempts to redefine their interest in the public schools. Section two reviews reasons for contemporary corporate interest in education, and examines the corporate view towards its own educational programs, and its involvement in higher education and the public schools. Section three discusses quality as the major focus of corporate interest in education, and describes activities that represent the corporate response to current needs of urban education. Section four examines educators' responses to corporate activities and their growing recognition of the need to bridge the gap between schools and the business community. Section five contains conclusions and recommendations for enhancing corporate involvement in education. Appendices include a list of persons interviewed for the study, and a bibliography. (Author/MJL)
Planned variation in education : Should we give up or try harder? by Alice M Rivlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community schools : linking home, school, and community by Larry E Decker( Book )

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

Youth policy in transition : prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare by Rand Corporation( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rediscovering the democratic purposes of education
Higher education and school reformOptions for restructuring the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities ActRhetoric versus reality : what we know and what we need to know about vouchers and charter schools
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Timpane, Michael 1934-

Timpane, P. Michael 1934-

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