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Moe, Terry M.

Works: 61 works in 192 publications in 3 languages and 9,786 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Terry M Moe
Schools, vouchers, and the American public by Terry M Moe( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Terry Moe takes a penetrating look at the school voucher movement and its growing challenge to the traditional system of American education. Schools, vouchers, and the American public examines the democratic foundations of the voucher issue, what they mean for the kinds of political coalitions that are likely to form and the kinds of proposals that are likely to win-and what all this implies for the role that vouchers will play in the future of American education. Based on an extensive, nationally representative survey, this book is an effort to not only comprehend where the American people stand on the voucher issue, but to get beneath the surface to find out why people think what they do, and how their underlying values, beliefs, and interests can affect the course of political events. The results show that while Americans like public schools, they are also quite open to vouchers, which have special appeal to those who are socially less advantaged, members of minority groups, and residents from low-performing districts. The voucher movement gains its greatest support, the analysis suggests, when it moves away from the free market toward limited, regulated approaches that begin with the neediest children
Special interest : teachers unions and America's public schools by Terry M Moe( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the history of teachers unions--their rise to power and the organizational foundations of that strength, use of collective bargaining and involvement in the political process, and unions' response to expanded use of technology in the classroom to teach children, and consequences for America's public schools"--Provided by publisher
Politics, markets, and America's schools by John E Chubb( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains extensive data appendices
A primer on America's schools by Terry M Moe( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system, pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform
The organization of interests : incentives and the internal dynamics of political interest groups by Terry M Moe( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and German and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberating learning : technology, politics, and the future of American education by Terry M Moe( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terry M. Moe and John E. Chubb tell a dramatic story about the pitched battle to bring about real change and improvement to America's schools - a battle that pits the innovative forces of technology against the entrenched interests that powerfully protect the educational status quo." "Controversial and compelling, Liberating Learning maps out a dynamic vision of the nation's educational future, showing how the ideas and innovations of technology will ultimately transform the public schools to the great benefit of the nation and its children - and how learning will be liberated from the special interests, and from the dead hand of the past."--BOOK JACKET
A lesson in school reform from Great Britain by John E Chubb( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an analysis of school reform in Great Britain, this book shows how the landmark Education Reform Act of 1988 (era) imposed a radically new framework on British education. This framework is built on the same types of reforms that American activists have been proposing for years: school-based management (sbm), choice, and accountability. Methodology is based on field observation, with attention to schools in the disadvantaged neighborhoods of London and Birmingham, and interviews with teachers, headmasters, elected officials, administrators, interest group leaders, and academics. Based on the assertion that meaningful autonomy is not possible within the current educational system, a framework for a governmental choice system that is not a free market approach is developed. Because sbm and accountability are not threatening to the system, they constitute the preferred approaches to educational reform in Britain and the United States. However, choice alone offers radical systemic change. Following an analysis of the three choice provisions of the ERA--open enrollment, city technology colleges, and opting out--suggestions are offered for improving the British system. Reasons are offered for why the Conservative and Republican parties in Great Britain and the United States, respectively, are the most likely to successfully transform their educational systems. (Lmi)
Relic : how our constitution undermines effective government, and why we need a more powerful presidency by William G Howell( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our government is failing us. Can we simply blame polarization, the deregulation of campaign finance, or some other nefarious force? What if the roots go much deeper, to our nation's start? In Relic, the political scientists William Howell and Terry Moe boldly argue that nothing less than the U.S. Constitution is the cause of government dysfunction. The framers came from a simple, small, agrarian society, and set forth a government comprised of separate powers, one of which, Congress, was expected to respond to the parochial concerns of citizens across the land. By design, the national government they created was incapable of taking broad and meaningful action. But a hundred years after the nation's founding, the United States was transformed into a complex, large, and industrial society. The key, they argue, is to expand the powers of the president. Presidents take a longer view of things out of concern for their legacies, and are able to act without hesitation. To back up this controversial remedy, Howell and Moe offer an incisive understanding of the Progressive Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, one of the most powerful movements in American history. The Progressives shone a bright light on the mismatch between our constitutional government and the demands of modernity, and they succeeded in changing our government, sidelining Congress and installing a presidentially-led system that was more able to tackle the nation's vast social problems. Howell and Moe argue that we need a second Progressive Movement dedicated to effective government, above all to reforms that promote strong presidential leadership. For it is through the presidency that the American government can address the problems that threaten the very stability of our society"--
Private vouchers( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comparative politics of education : teachers unions and education systems around the world by Terry M Moe( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public education is critically important to the human capital, social well-being, and economic prosperity of nations. It is also an intensely political realm of public policy that is heavily shaped by power and special interests. Yet political scientists rarely study education, and education researchers rarely study politics. This volume attempts to change that by promoting the development of a coherent, thriving field on the comparative politics of education. As an opening wedge, the authors carry out an 11-nation comparative study of the political role of teachers unions, showing that as education systems everywhere became institutionalized, teachers unions pursued their interests by becoming well-organized, politically active, highly influential - and during the modern era, the main opponents of neoliberal reform. Across diverse nations, the commonalities are striking. The challenge going forward is to expand on this study's scope, theory, and evidence to bring education into the heart of comparative politics"--
Politics, markets, and the organization of schools by John E Chubb( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the results of an "Administrator and Teacher Survey" (ats) administered to approximately 500 of the schools included in the "High School and Beyond" (hsb) longitudinal study (which showed that private schools produce significantly greater gains in achievement than public schools), the present study is a detailed comparative description of public and private schools--their relationships with parents and outside authorities, their leadership, their organizational structure, their interpersonal relationships, and their educational environments and practices. The general explanation explored in this paper is that the school environment exerts important and systematic influences over the development of the organizational characteristics necessary for success. The paper begins with a general perspective that emphasizes the school as an organization, followed by a general comparison of public and private school structure and purpose. The following sections compare (1) the relation of public and private schools to their immediate outside authorities, (2) the parental environment, (3) the role of public and private principals, (3) the structure of the school, (4) school personnel, and (5) staff relations. The conclusion suggests that the difference in performance between public and private schools ultimately derives from the greater political constraints of the public school environment, as this is reflected in the role of the principal and in staff relations. Notes and tables are included, along with an appendix describing the derivation of the data from the ats, and a bibliography. (Te)
Good schools by choice : a new strategy for educational reform ; English, mit deutschem Vorwort = Freie Schulen sind bessere Schulen by John E Chubb( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union power and the education of children by Terry M Moe( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational choice : answers to the most frequently asked questions about mediocrity in American education and what can be done about it by John E Chubb( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bureaucrats, legislators, and the size of government by Gary J Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, markets, and the organization of schools by John E Chubb( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American education in 2030 by Grover J Whitehurst( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays, members of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on K-12 education, joined by several observers, blend prediction with prescription to paint a picture of American primary and secondary education in 2030. The changes outlined here would yield a more responsive, efficient, effective, nimble, and productive K-12 education system than we have today
A primer on America's schools( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, Control, and the Future of School Accountability by Terry M Moe( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the forces that affect school accountability. It presents the discussion in the context of the classic agency model, which is built around a principal-agent relationship. In these types of relationships, a principal attains certain goals through an agent, who acts on her behalf. Although ubiquitous in society, these kinds of arrangements can sometimes lead to tension between the agent and the principal, as each finds her interests to be at loggerheads. Such difficulties lie at the root of the two fundamental problems that undercut accountability in schools: the control problem and the political problem. The control problem arises because school employees (the agents) have their own interests distinct from those of the authorities (the principals and school boards). The agents have power because they have information that the authorities do not have, giving the former the incentive and the capacity to resist top-down efforts to hold them accountable. The political problem arises because the authorities are elected officials who are responsive to the political power of school employees, and thus have incentive to ignore true accountability. If school accountability is to succeed, reformers need to break from top-down methods of control and recognize that a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches is more likely to yield results. (Contains 46 references.) (Rjm)
Educational Choice: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Mediocrity in American Education and What Can Be Done About It. Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Report, Volume 2, No. 3 by John E Chubb( Book )

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

Parental choice represents a promising approach to school improvement; it eliminates the excessive regulation, inefficient operation, and ineffective service that characterize the public monopolies that American schools and school systems have become. However, school reformers should bear in mind the following key points: (1) school performance can be easily undermined by well-intentioned reform unless schools are given the autonomy to develop their organization themselves; (2) discretion and authority for decision-making should be given to the schools; (3) school competition and parental choice, not administrative accountability, are likely to encourage the development of autonomous schools that perform effectively; and (4) schools must be freed from the control of central education authorities. The following issues of interest to politicians, journalists, administrators, and educators are discussed: (1) recent trends in learning, student achievement, and school performance; (2) the relationship between school organization and school performance; (3) the organizational characteristics of effective schools; (4) the importance of autonomy from outside authority; (5) the consequences of the many school reforms and improvements of the 1980s; (6) promising approaches to school improvement; (7) the operation, effectiveness, and outcomes of a system of competition and choice; (8) the problems of a system based on the demands of parents and students who do not really know what is best for them; (9) the cost of transporting students; and (10) participation of private schools. A list of 41 references is included. (Fmw)
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Schools, vouchers, and the American public
Special interest : teachers unions and America's public schoolsPolitics, markets, and America's schoolsA primer on America's schoolsThe organization of interests : incentives and the internal dynamics of political interest groupsLiberating learning : technology, politics, and the future of American educationPolitics, markets, and the organization of schoolsA primer on America's schools
Alternative Names
Moe, Terry Morse 1949-

Moe, Terry (Terry Morse), 1949-

Terry M. Moe American political scientist

Terry M. Moe Amerikaans politicoloog

English (143)

German (2)

Chinese (1)