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Kirp, David L.

Works: 91 works in 258 publications in 3 languages and 14,298 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Anecdotes  Casebooks (Law)  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about David L Kirp
Most widely held works by David L Kirp
The sandbox investment : the preschool movement and kids-first politics by David L Kirp( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rich have always valued early education, and for the past forty years, millions of poor kids have had Head Start. Now, more and more middle class parents have realized that a good preschool is the smartest investment they can make in their children's future in a competitive world. As The Sandbox Investment shows, these families' needs are key to the growing call for universal preschool." "David L. Kirp crouches in classrooms where committed teachers engage lively four-year-olds, and reveals the findings of an extraordinary longitudinal study that shows the life-changing impact of preschool. He talks with cutting-edge researchers from neuroscience and genetics to economics, whose findings increasingly show how powerfully early childhood shapes the arc of children's lives."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare, Einstein, and the bottom line : the marketing of higher education by David L Kirp( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirp looks at a powerful trend in academic life in the USA - the rise of business values and the belief that efficiency, immediate practical usefulness and marketplace triumph are the best measures of a university's success
Improbable scholars : the rebirth of a great American school system and a strategy for America's schools by David L Kirp( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can only serve a tiny minority of students. Whether we like it or not, most of our youngsters will continue to be educated in mainstream public schools. The good news, as David L. Kirp reveals in Improbable Scholars, is that there's a sensible way to rebuild public education and close the achievement gap for all students. Indeed, this is precisely what's happening in a most unlikely place: Union City, New Jersey, a poor, crowded Latino community just across the Hudson from Manhattan. The school district--once one of the worst in the state--has ignored trendy reforms in favor of proven game-changers like quality early education, a word-soaked curriculum, and hands-on help for teachers. When beneficial new strategies have emerged, like using sophisticated data-crunching to generate pinpoint assessments to help individual students, they have been folded into the mix. The results demand that we take notice--from third grade through high school, Union City scores on the high-stakes state tests approximate the statewide average. In other words, these inner-city kids are achieving just as much as their suburban cousins in reading, writing, and math. What's even more impressive, nearly ninety percent of high school students are earning their diplomas and sixty percent of them are going to college. Top students are winning national science awards and full rides at Ivy League universities. These schools are not just good places for poor kids. They are good places for kids, period. Improbable Scholars offers a playbook--not a prayer book--for reform that will dramatically change our approach to reviving public education"--
Gender justice by David L Kirp( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het boek heeft twee delen. Het eerste deel gaat over de gelijkheid als kernpunt m.b.t. seksebeleid, het presenteert een historisch overzicht van de behandeling van vrouwen, onderzoekt de hedendaagse modellen gebruikt bij denkers van linkse en rechtse signatuur en beschrijft tenslotte de maatschappij die uitgaat van de individuele keuze Het tweede deel gaat over het implicite raamwerk wat het hooggerechtshof gebruikt in hun sekse-zaken. Dit illustreert dat het raamwerk gebaseert op vrijheid een meer coherent resultaat geeft. Dan wordt ingegaan op beleid en op specifieke punten betreffende de arbeidsplaats en het gezin. Alle wetgeving heeft een belangrijk effect op de sekseongelijkheid
Learning by heart : AIDS and schoolchildren in America's communities by David L Kirp( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells a series of closely linked tales about AIDS, communities and children, beginning with Ryan White's exclusion from his school in his home town of Kokomo, Indiana, in 1985. While the American public has heard pieces of the Ryan White story, the author provides a detailed, moving report on that first national case, and then describes other cases in other communities across the country. Together, these stories tell us much about how we regard our children, how we deal with sex and dread and death, how we are led in times of crisis by politicians and bureaucrats and judges, and how we govern ourselves. These potent accounts reveal what we as human beings have the potential of becoming, both at our most frightened and our most enlightened. The ways that, as neighbors and as a nation, we respond to the children who seek entrance to our schools says a great deal about the state of our civilization. Ultimately, the author argues, these tales show that it is in communion with one another, not in acts of segregation, that we can do battle with this epidemic. -- from Book Jacket
Just schools : the idea of racial equality in American education by David L Kirp( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our town : race, housing, and the soul of suburbia by David L Kirp( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS in the industrialized democracies : passions, politics, and policies by David L Kirp( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decade since the first AIDS cases were reported, the disease has spread rapidly around the world. Every country has had to devise policies suited to its own political, economic, and cultural conditions. The differences among their approaches are striking. This volume--the first comprehensive, international comparison of responses to AIDS in the industrialized democracies--is a unique guide to the world's most urgent public health crisis. Sixteen leading experts in public health, social science, government, and public policy from the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Spain, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Japan candidly analyze the responses of their own nations. They look critically at the tragic statistics of AIDS incidence; the circumstances of AIDS's first appearance; public health traditions of mandatory screening, contact tracing, and quarantine; attitudes toward drug abuse, homosexuality, and sex education; publicity about AIDS; legal and customary protections for civil rights, minority groups, and medical confidentiality; access to health care and insurance; and the interplay of formal and informal interest groups in shaping policy. The spectrum of AIDS policy ranges from severe "contain-and-control" programs to much more benign plans based on education, cooperation, and inclusion. By scrutinizing the responses to AIDS so far, this book aims to give countries around the world a chance to learn from one another's mistakes and triumphs. It will be essential reading for all students and professionals in public health and public policy
School days, rule days : the legislation and regulation of education( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost home : America's love-hate relationship with community by David L Kirp( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there are real heroes - Ethel Lawrence, the Rosa Parks of the affordable housing movement; and Deborah Meier, tireless advocate for better schools - the stories are mainly about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events." "These tales reveal individuals in the process of forming new alliances or falling back on familiar ones, "howling alone" or promoting the common good."--Jacket
Educational policy and the law : cases and materials by David L Kirp( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past two decades, lawmakers have reshaped the realm of educational policy. Courts have reviewed a wide range of issues that historically have been resolved by school administrators and boards of education. New mandates have also emerged from Congress and State legislatures. This casebook examines that emergent law and attempts to assess its impact on American schooling policy and practice. This volume is not a traditional "school law" book. It does not treat "the law" as an isolated entity, but rather focuses on the interaction between legal decisions and educational practice. It borrows liberally from social science sources to afford greater understanding of the problems that become legal issues. It identifies factors that promote present patterns of behavior and looks at the institutional and social demands that the behavior satisfies. Social science material is also used to assess the effects -- negative and positive -- of legal change. Sufficient material on the techniques of legal analysis is included so that the person unschooled in the law can read finely nuanced court decisions and statutes with some confidence. To the law student, this approach provides at least a rudimentary sense of the educational policy issues that the law reaches. (Author)
Managing educational excellence by Thomas Timar( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kids first : five big ideas for transforming children's lives and America's future by David L Kirp( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirp clarifies the importance of our investing wisely in children, and offers accounts of five big cradle-to-college initiatives that can change the arc of all children's lives
Doing good by doing little : race and schooling in Britain by David L Kirp( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational policy and the law by Mark G Yudof( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirp & Yudof's Educational policy and the law : cases and materials by David L Kirp( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allure of legalization reconsidered : the case of special education by D. J Neal( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Education for All Handicapped Children Act, Public Law (pl) 94-142, exemplifies the trend in American public policy toward the "legalization" of educational issues previously left to political or professional solution. Such legislation characteristically includes a focus on individual rights, the use of legal concepts and modes of reasoning, and the provision of legal techniques such as written agreements and court-like procedures to enforce and protect rights. In the area of special education, "Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (parc) V. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" marked the end of the first stage of legalization, translating political pronouncements into legal guarantees and precipitating widespread litigation on behalf of the handicapped. The "parc" and subsequent decisions were crucial in initiating and shaping federal legislative policy involving special education. As the culmination of the legalization process through federal legislation, pl 94-142 emphasizes due process and procedural matters more than it does substantive issues, such as what constitutes an appropriate education. Although such legislation was necessary to bring attention to and legitimate the educational claims of the handicapped, the legalized model should not be relied upon too heavily and could be modified to avoid some of its detrimental effects, including its potential for distorting the allocation of education resources. (Jbm)
The fourth R : reading, writing, 'rithmetic--and rules by David L Kirp( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does due process do? : PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reconsidered by David L Kirp( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark judicial decision "Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (parc) V. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" exemplifies a growing tendency toward the legal redefinition of educational issues previously committed to professional or bureaucratic solutions. During the decade since the "parc" decision went into effect, the hearings and appeals process it mandated has come to emphasize procedural concerns at the expense of substance. The decision ushered in a dramatic increase both in the number of children receiving special education services and in financial support for such services. Its due process hearings, however, have proved more useful for settling individual grievances than for bringing about institutional/systemic reform. A comparison of model appeals cases reveals that, although the quality of decisions has improved, confusion still remains concerning what constitutes "appropriate" instruction and placement. Federal judicial second-guessing since the 1975 "Fialkowski V. Shapp" case has complicated matters legally by challenging the "parc" system's autonomy. Although the "parc" case had the positive function of placing special education on the political agenda and shocking the educational system into responsiveness, its decade-long history argues for an awareness of the dangers of legalism and the extent to which a fixation on process can trivialize substantive rights. (Jbm)
Strategien gegen Aids : ein internationaler Politikvergleich( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shakespeare, Einstein, and the bottom line : the marketing of higher education
Shakespeare, Einstein, and the bottom line : the marketing of higher educationOur town : race, housing, and the soul of suburbiaAlmost home : America's love-hate relationship with communityKids first : five big ideas for transforming children's lives and America's futureEducational policy and the law
Alternative Names
David L. Kirp American academic

Kirp, David 1944-

Kirp, David L.

Kirp, David Leslie

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English (172)

German (5)

Chinese (4)