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McDonnell, Lorraine 1947-

Works: 45 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 7,512 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LC4031, 371.91
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Most widely held works by Lorraine McDonnell
Educating one & all : students with disabilities and standards-based reform by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the movement toward standards-based education, an important question stands out: How will this reform affect the 10% of school-aged children who have disabilities and thus qualify for special education? In Educating One and All, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--The unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education. The committee explores the ideas, implementation issues, and legislative initiatives behind the tradition of special education for people with disabilities. It investigates the policy and practice implications of the current reform movement toward high educational standards for all students. Educating One and All examines the curricula and expected outcomes of standards-based education and the educational experience of students with disabilities--and identifies points of alignment between the two areas. The volume documents the diverse population of students with disabilities and their school experiences. Because approaches to assessment and accountability are key to standards-based reforms, the committee analyzes how assessment systems currently address students with disabilities, including testing accommodations. The book addresses legal and resource implications, as well as parental participation in children's education
Politics, persuasion, and educational testing by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the current climate of national high-stakes testing, McDonnell ventures back to the 1990s and state reforms which modeled the effort in some areas, specifically California, Kentucky, and North Carolina. When educational reformers introduced tests as a way to measure effectiveness, testing politics changed the educational climate. But reformers soon witnessed a backlash from parents and community leaders, and the reforms were altered as a result. McDonnell parallels these state-wide experiences with the response to the federal initiative of No Child Left Behind
Rediscovering the democratic purposes of education( Book )

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

When research matters : how scholarship influences education policy by Frederick M., Ed Hess( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Research Matters" considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy. In examining how and under what conditions research affects education policy, the book focuses on a number of critical issues: the history of the federal role in education policy; the evolving nature of educational policy research; the role of research in debates about reading, nclb, and "out-of-field" teaching; how research affects policy by shaping public opinion, judicial rulings, and the decisions of district and school leaders; and the incentives that help explain the behavior of researchers and policymakers. Chapters include: (1) Structure and Science in Federal Education Research (Andrew Rudalevige); (2) The Evolving Relationship between Researchers and Public Policy (Jeffrey R. Henig); (3) Double Standard? "Scientifically Based Research" and the No Child Left Behind Act (Paul Manna and Michael J. Petrilli); (4) Research and the Reading Wars (James S. Kim); (5) Researcher Meets the Policy Realm: a Personal Account (Richard M. Ingersoll); (6) Education Policy, Academic Research, and Public Opinion (William G. Howell); (7) Calculated Justice: Education Research and the Courts (Joshua Dunn and Martin West); (8) Flying (Partially) Blind: School Leaders' Use of Research in Decision-making (Lance D. Fusarelli); (9) What Gets Studied and Why: Examining the Incentives That Drive Education Research (Dan D. Goldhaber and Dominic J. Brewer); (10) Considering the Politics in the Research Policymaking Nexus (Kenneth K. Wong); and (11) Conclusion: Education Research and Public Policy (Frederick M. Hess). Notes and index are included. [Foreword by Lorraine M. McDonnell.]
Policymakers' views of student assessment by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the expectations of federal and state policymakers regarding new forms of student assessment and their judgments about the feasibility of assessment-based reforms. In interviewing 34 national and state policymakers, the study reveals the varying, and sometimes conflicting, expectations that policymakers have about what student assessment can accomplish
The dilemma of teacher policy by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized teachers in American schools by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newcomers in American schools : meeting the educational needs of immigrant youths by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is experiencing a wave of immigration unprecedented since the early 1900s. This report examines the schooling needs of immigrant students, assesses how well those needs are being met, and suggests strategies for improving schooling outcomes for immigrants. Immigrant education is examined as a political issue and as a challenge facing overburdened school systems. Data were collected from a purposive sample of 8 school districts and 55 schools. Six large urban districts that enroll the overwhelming majority of immigrant students nationally were included. A more detailed analysis was performed of the transcripts of 745 students in Los Angeles (California) schools, and 38 interviews were conducted with state-level policymakers across 6 states. Among the major conclusions is that immigrants, although they represent only a fraction of the nation's youth, are a growing population, heavily concentrated in a few areas of the country. Immigrant education is not a visible policy issue, and the needs of immigrant students are not generally recognized. The quality of schooling that immigrants receive depends on the capacity of the communities in which they live, and many have inadequate resources. Immigrant students have unmet needs that are unique to their newcomer status. Thirteen tables present study data. (Contains 55 references.) (SLD)
Teacher unions and educational reform by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local systems of vocational education and job training : diversity, interdependence, and effectiveness by W. Norton Grubb( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the strategies that education and training institutions in eight communities (Fresno and San Jose, California; Jacksonville and Miami, Florida; Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa; and Philadelphia and Scranton, Pennsylvania) use to prepare individuals for employment and the ways in which those institutions respond to the federal and state policies they must implement. The authors argue that the effectiveness of individual institutions and programs cannot be assessed without taking into account the entire education and training system operating in the community. The findings indicate that not only do these institutions show substantial regularities in their interactions, but also that in some communities at least, they are quite interdependent, with a clear division of labor. Given this situation, it is difficult to understand how a particular community college, welfare-to-work program, or state economic development initiative operates unless one understands the entire array of institutions providing work-related education and training in a given community
Education and training for work : the policy instruments and the institutions by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report represents an initial effort to understand the complex education and job training system and the policy instruments (i.e., the funding and regulatory mechanisms) that drive it. The analysis focuses on the role of state governments in implementing federal policies in local communities, and in designing and implementing their own policies. Its major purpose is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding the different types of policy instruments used to promote education and training objectives, and the factors influencing how policies embodying different instruments are likely to be implemented in different local communities. It examines five education and training policy areas: secondary vocational education, postsecondary vocational education, Job Training Partnership Act programs, state-funded job training programs linked to economic development strategies, and welfare-to-work programs. Finally, it presents data from a fifty-state survey of work-related education and training policies and case studies of education and training institutions in eight local communities to illustrate the range of instruments used in each of the five policy areas
Alternative policy instruments by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policies work by bringing the resources of government-money, rules, and authority-into the service of political objectives, and using those resources to influence the actions of individuals and institutions. The first generation of policy implementation research focused primarily on whether results were consistent with intentions. The second generation focused on variations in the response of individuals and institutions, and on the conditions of successful implementation. The next generation, we believe, should build on the lessons of the first two by focusing on the instruments common to different policies and on the conditions under which those instruments are most likely to produce their intended effects. Over the past decade, implementation research has developed as a major strand of policy analysis. Numerous studies with an implementation focus have documented the importance of local context in understanding the variable effects of policy (McLaughlin, 1987). This research tradition has played a significant role in moving institutional analysts beyond an almost sole concentration on policy enactment and in infusing evaluation research with a more sophisticated notion of the process that shapes policy outcomes. Yet implementation research has come under increasing criticism for its lack of parsimonious theory (Ingram, forthcoming), its neglect of longer-term policy effects, and its primary focus on discrete federal programs. Keywords: Military publications, Reports, Periodicals. (eg)
Education policy and the role of the states by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyzes the overall state role in implementing federal and state education programs. It focuses on state management of the two largest federal education programs: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I--now Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (ECIA)--which provides compensatory education services; and the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which serves special education students. The study also examines state-funded compensatory and handicapped education programs to compare how state governments and, specifically, state education agencies (SEAs) manage similar state and federal initiatives. The analysis treats the interaction between federal program characteristics and state-level variables; it addresses a set of policy issues that transcend individual programs and governmental levels, such as the capacity and willingness of states to serve "special needs" students and promising strategies for SEA management in a time of retrenchment and reduced federal direction. The research also provides a basis for assessing the probable effects of the most recent changes in federal education policy, particularly the ECIA
Federal support for training foreign language and area specialists : the education and careers of FLAS fellowship recipients by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the training and careers of individuals who received support through the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program. It profiles their training, employment history, and on-the-job use of language and area skills. The report also assesses the extent to which such usage varies across occupational categories, world areas, degree cohorts, and academic disciplines. The authors conclude that the training of language and area studies specialists has remained much the same, while major changes have occurred in the job market and in skill utilization patterns. There is no question that universities have provided high-quality training to a group of talented and motivated students. The task is now to reshape that training in the face of new realities, so an important national resource will not go unused
Discovering what schools really teach : designing improved coursework indicators( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indicators for monitoring mathematics and science education : a sourcebook( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains a collection of papers summarizing the major research on elementary and secondary schooling conducted over the past decade, and outlining what those studies suggest for designing improved educational indicators. The report includes a section on the design of educational indicator systems. It also includes sections on indicators of educational resources and commitment; school context and organization; teachers and teaching; curriculum; instruction; outcomes, achievement, participation, and attitudes; the distribution of educational opportunities and outcomes; policy problems; and school completion and dropouts. Finally, it discusses the policy context in which indicators are generated and used
Federal support for international studies : the role of NDEA Title VI by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and training for work in the fifty states : a compendium of state policies by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Note provides an overview of five federal and state education and training policy areas: (1) secondary vocational education, (2) postsecondary vocational education, (3) Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, (4) welfare-to-work programs, and (5) state-funded job training programs. It assembles for the first time basic information about how each of the fifty states organizes the governance and finance of education and training programs and how major policies vary across states. Its purpose is to introduce readers to a data base that can serve as a starting point for more in-depth analyses of particular aspects of work-related education
Understanding the outcomes of megaprojects : a quantitative analysis of very large civilian projects by Edward W Merrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the costs, problems, and operations of megaprojects (projects requiring huge physical and financial resources) by examining 52 civilian projects ranging in cost from $500 million to over $10 billion (in 1984 dollars). The authors consider whether megaprojects meet their cost, schedule, and performance goals; whether they typically display poorer outcomes than smaller projects; what factors contribute to good and bad outcomes; and what steps can be taken to minimize the cost, schedule, and performance risks associated with megaprojects. The authors recommend that the sponsors of megaprojects (1) broaden the scope of the project definition phase to rigorously and systematically include cultural, linguistic, legal, and especially political factors; (2) train project managers to be as aware of the project's institutional environment as of the internal project organization; and (3) question whether new technology, construction techniques, or design approaches are essential to the mission of the project
State standards-setting and public deliberation the case of California by Lorraine McDonnell( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Area studies--Scholarships, fellowships, etc Area vocational-technical centers California California.--Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards Children of immigrants--Education Children of immigrants--Education--Social aspects Children with disabilities--Education--Evaluation Children with disabilities--Education--Standards Collective bargaining--Education Collective bargaining--Teachers Competency-based education Democracy--Study and teaching Economic development projects--Cost control Education--Aims and objectives Educational accountability Educational change Educational evaluation Educational indicators Educational surveys Educational tests and measurements Education and state Education and state--U.S. states Education--Curricula--Evaluation Education--Political aspects Education--Research Education--Standards Federal aid to education Federal aid to higher education Federal aid to research Government aid to education--U.S. states Inclusive education International education Language and languages--Scholarships, fellowships, etc Languages, Modern--Study and teaching Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary) Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary) Occupational training Occupational training--U.S. states Science--Study and teaching (Elementary) Science--Study and teaching (Secondary) Teachers' unions Teachers--Certification Teachers--Rating of Teachers--Salaries, etc Teachers--Training of United States Vocational education Vocational education--Law and legislation--U.S. states Vocational education--U.S. states Welfare recipients--Employment--U.S. states
Educating one & all : students with disabilities and standards-based reform
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English (104)

Politics, persuasion, and educational testingRediscovering the democratic purposes of educationWhen research matters : how scholarship influences education policyPolicymakers' views of student assessmentEducation and training for work : the policy instruments and the institutionsIndicators for monitoring mathematics and science education : a sourcebook