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Boyd, William Lowe 1935-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 7,800 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: LB2806.22, 379.150973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Lowe Boyd
American educational governance on trial : change and challenges( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Section 1 of American Educational Governance on Trial: Change and Challenges explores the issues and the implications associated with the performance and legitimacy crises. Section 2 presents alternative views about how to "fix" the educational governance system, including perspectives on systemic design, school finance, and choice options. Section 3 is devoted to rethinking the governance of school districts, with discussions on mayoral and state take overs, teacher unions, community involvement, the superintendency, and reconstitution of failing systems, along with a look at the Supreme Court's Zelman decision. Section 4 concludes the volume with reflections on state and federal roles in governance - past, present, and future."--Jacket
Private schools and public policy : international perspectives by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problem-finding in educational administration : trends in research and theory( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restructuring schools : an international perspective on the movement to transform the control and performance of schools by Hedley Beare( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decade 1980-90 saw a spate of educational reconstruction occurring simultaneously in many countries. This book argues that the school restructuring of the past 10 years has been called the "education-reform movement," but that term is somewhat misleading. The current reform efforts seem to aim primarily at the control and governance of both schools and school systems, targeting the management of education. The book examines the common themes that are emerging in the restructuring movement and its possible effects. Developments in Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and New Zealand are examined. Part 1, entitled "a Comparative Perspective," contains the following two chapters: (1) "Introduction" (H. Beare and W. Lowe Boyd); and (2) "Ready, A.I.M., Reform: Building a Model of Education Reform and 'High Politics'" (J. W. Guthrie and J. E. Koppich). Part 2 presents case studies from the six countries: (3) "The Education-reform Movement in England and Wales" (H. Thomas); (4) "Examining Contemporary Education-Reform Efforts in the United States" (J. E. Koppich and J. W. Guthrie); (5) "The Reconstruction of New Zealand Education: a Case of 'High Politics' Reform?" (R. J. S. Macpherson); (6) "a Decade of Educational Reform in Canada: Encounters with the Octopus, the Elephant, and the Five Dragons" (S. B. Lawton); (7) "Developments in Education Policy in Australia: a Perspective on the 1980s" (L. Warren Louden and R. K. Browne); and (8) "Education Reform in Japan Since 1984" (T. Sasamori). Part 3, entitled "Issues in the School-Reform Movement," contains the following chapters: (9) "Paradox and Uncertainty in the Governance of Education" (B. J. Caldwell); (10) "On Centralization, Decentralization, and School Restructuring: a Sociological Perspective" (R. O. Slater); (11) "Public Schools in Decline: Implications of the Privatization of Schools in Australia" (D. S. Anderson); (12) Different Ways of Viewing School-site Councils: Whose Paradigm Is in Use Here?" (H. Beare); and (13) "a Framework for Allocating Authority in a System of Schools" (A. D. Swanson). Each chapter contains references. Eight figures, five tables, a list of acronyms, and an index are included. (Lmi)
Educational policy in Australia and America : comparative perspectives by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of excellence and choice in education : 1987 Yearbook of the Politics of Education Association by Politics of Education Association( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choice in education : potential and problems by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A race against time : the crisis in urban schooling by James G Cibulka( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three approaches to the reform of urban school governance are discussed and analyzed, using data from seven large cities (Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York), national trends, and a statewide analysis of Maryland's school accountability system. The first approach, systems reform, focuses on improving the governance of urban education by overcoming policy fragmentation through standards for student performance, student assessments, and accountability, among other things. Strong mayoral roles offer a second reform approach that largely reverses
Resource allocation and productivity in education : theory and practice by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource allocation decisions made by school boards, principals, and teachers are critical for they determine the adequacy and equity of resources actually made available for specific schools, educational programs and individual students. The most important resources are often concealed by aggregate state or district measures such as dollars per student. For these decisions, the most important resources are elements such as basic and supplemental staffing levels, staff time, funding amounts for textbooks and supplies, selection of new equipment (particularly technology), and support for new or
Education between states, markets, and civil society : comparative perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of great American school districts : how big cities are reshaping public education by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Transformation of Great American School Districts", William Lowe Boyd, Charles Taylor Kerchner, and Mark Blyth argue that urban education reform can best be understood as a long process of institutional change, rather than as a series of failed projects. They examine the core assumptions that underlay the Progressive Era model of public education--apolitical governance, local control, professional hierarchy, and the logic of confidence--and show that recent developments in school governance have challenged virtually all of these assumptions. Drawing on case studies of five urban districts--Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles--they trace the rise of new ideas and trends that are reshaping the institution of public education: mayoral control, shifting civic coalitions, federal and state involvement, standards-based accountability, and the role of educational outsiders in district administration. Although each city has evolved along a different path, the editors argue that a set of new underlying ideas is being auditioned in the transition to a new institutional model and describe the process by which institutional change occurs. Chapters include: (1) Comparing the Progressive Model and Contemporary Formative Ideas and Trends (Charles Taylor Kerchner, David Menefee-Libey and Laura Steen Mulfinger); (2) Radical Privatization in Philadelphia: The Role of School District Leaders as Policy Entrepreneurs (William Lowe Boyd, Jolley Bruce Christman and Elizabeth Useem); (3) Neo-Progressivism as School Reform in Chicago: Big Change, Little Difference? (Dorothy Shipps); (4) "Plus Ca Change . . .": Mayoral Control in New York City (Norm Fruchter); (5) Mayoral Takeover in the District of Columbia: The Need for a Shake-Up (Jane Hannaway and Michael D. Usdan); (6) The Persistence of Ideas in Los Angeles Public School Reform (David Menefee-Libey, Charles Taylor Kerchner and Laura Steen Mulfinger); and (7) Studying Education Systems with the Tools of Institutional Theory (Mark Blyth). Notes and an index are included
Community status and conflict in suburban school politics by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research reported here focuses on the effects of community status upon citizen participation and conflict in school politics. One objective was to test Minar's studies which showed higher levels of participation in lower status districts due to the differential possession by higher and lower status school districts of resources of conflict management skills in their respective populaces. A second objective was to investigate factors which operate to minimize and/or contribute to conflict. A sample of eight districts were selected. The theoretical framework drew upon Minar's work, employed Easton's model of the political processes, and investigated Gamson's study of the structural effects upon the incidence and intensity of conflict. Key findings show that: 1) the overall conflict ranking proved to be highly correlated with the referendum dissent ranking; 2) the rankings on the structural variables proved to be unreliable predictors of overall conflict; 3) leadership by the school authorities and political culture of the blue and white collar districts accounted for most of the variation in conflict levels. The present study shows that low conflict, and vice versa, is due both to differences in cultural ethos and to the level of management resources. An obvious implication of the findings is that school authorities might find training designed to raise their "political consciousness" useful. (Author/SJM)
The politics of education and the new institutionalism : reinventing the American school : the 1995 yearbook of the Politics of Education Association by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving results for children and families : linking collaborative services with school reform efforts( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competing models of schools and communities : the struggle to reframe and reinvent their relationships by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper W L Boyd, from Pennsylvania, examines competing theories and models of school-community relationships. He makes special reference to those models of school-community relationships designed to achieve school-linked, collaborative services for at risk children. The paper includes a discussion of social changes in the United States, the extent schools require community and parental support and the responsibilities of schools to their families and communities and of families and the community to their school
New roles for community services in educational reform by Robert L Crowson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes ghetto schools work or not work? by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willard Waller on education and schools : a critical appraisal( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "loyal opposition" and the future of British and US school reform by William Lowe Boyd( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education between state, markets, and civil society : comparative perspectives by Heinz-Dieter Meyer( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars from the US & Europe explore the promise of "civil society" to rejeuvenate systems of public education that are frequently characterized by bureaucratic over-regulation, lack of diversity and choice, and inequality of opportunity
 
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Restructuring schools : an international perspective on the movement to transform the control and performance of schools
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A race against time : the crisis in urban schoolingResource allocation and productivity in education : theory and practiceEducation between states, markets, and civil society : comparative perspectivesThe transformation of great American school districts : how big cities are reshaping public educationThe politics of education and the new institutionalism : reinventing the American school : the 1995 yearbook of the Politics of Education AssociationImproving results for children and families : linking collaborative services with school reform effortsEducation between state, markets, and civil society : comparative perspectives