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Berlak, Harold

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Works: 18 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,543 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Abstracts  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Harold Berlak
Toward a new science of educational testing and assessment by Harold Berlak( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an effort to examine the theory and practice of educational assessment while taking a step toward the development of a new paradigm. Fundamental changes in the way education is conceptualized must accompany the effort to rethink assessment theory and practice. The following chapters are included: (1) "The Need for a New Science of Assessment" (Harold Berlak); (2) "Assessing Mathematics Competence and Achievement" (Thomas A. Romberg); (3) "The Assessment of Discourse in Social Studies" (Fred M. Newmann); (4) "The Nature of Authentic Academic Achievement" (Fred M. Newmann and Doug A. Archibald); (5) "a Model of Competence, Motivation, and Behavior, and a Paradigm for Assessment" (John Raven); (6) "Recognizing Achievement" (Elizabeth Adams and Tyrrell Burgess); (7)"Approaches to Assessing Academic Achievement" (Doug A. Archibald and Fred M. Newmann); and (8) "Toward the Development of a New Science of Educational Testing and Assessment" (Harold M. Berlak). (Contains 1 table, 1 grid, 20 figures, and 301 references.) (Sld)
Dilemmas of schooling : teaching and social change by Ann Berlak( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study illuminates how the everyday activity of teachers raises profound economic, cultural, ethical, political and research issues, and provides a new and fruitful way of examining the practice of teaching. The first part of the book offers a detailed description of sensitively recorded school situations, arising from work carried out in a number of British primary schools. From the analysis of their research the authors constructed a theoretical perspective for looking at schooling in the form of sixteen 'dilemmas'; the second half of the book is concerned with this perspective, and show
Democracy, pluralism, and the social studies; readings and commentary; an approach to curriculum decisions in the social studies by James P Shaver( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemmas of Schooling (RLE Edu L) by Ann Berlak( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study illuminates how the everyday activity of teachers raises profound economic, cultural, ethical, political and research issues, and provides a new and fruitful way of examining the practice of teaching. The first part of the book offers a detailed description of sensitively recorded school situations, arising from work carried out in a number of British primary schools. From the analysis of their research the authors constructed a theoretical perspective for looking at schooling in the form of sixteen 'dilemmas'; the second half of the book is concerned with this perspective, and s
One city neighborhood by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of a model for the Metropolitan St. Louis Social Studies Center by Harold Berlak( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan was reported for the metropolitan st. Louis social studies center. This agency was established (1) to analyze, implement, and diffuse new social studies curriculums in the st. Louis area, and (2) to develop a unified elementary school social science curriculum, grades 1-6. the problems of implementing and disseminating curriculum innovations in the social studies were analyzed, and a plan to establish an interschool innovation agency analogous to agricultural field stations was presented in detail. Plans for four "field stations" involving 28 school systems were described, including plans for training of teachers and for evaluating the usefulness of the field station model described. One such field station was in operation at the time of reporting. The report also analyzed and documented the shortcomings of the present elementary school social studies curriculum, especially its failure to provide children with the social science knowledge that would equip them to cope with continuing social and economic change. Based on this analysis, a rationale for the new elementary school social studies program was presented in detail. The new curriculum focuses on teaching an understanding of contemporary democracy and the social and economic changes of democratic and nondemocratic societies. The curriculum attempts to provide children with social science knowledge and the intellectual skills necessary for analyzing and dealing with social, political, and economic controversy. The scope and sequence of the curriculum was presented, and a sample unit was described. A comprehensive curriculum evaluation model was also proposed and outlined. (Tc)
The construct validity of a content analysis system for the evaluation of critical thinking in political controversy by Harold Berlak( )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing neighborhoods by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of racial integration versus cultural autonomy is explored from the perspectives of a black urban community and a predominantly white suburb
Adverse impact! : How CBEST fails the people of California by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dilemmas of Schooling An Application and Interpretation of G. H. Mead's Social Behaviorism by Ann C Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper advances a conceptualization about the schooling phenomena in order to better understand the schooling process. Schooling is defined as those human interactions occurring in schools in which designated adults are acting to arrange the environment, and mindfully or mindlessly to influence the lives of children in the present and in their becoming adults. To better understand the process, four dilemmas of behavior by a teacher in an English open elementary classroom are analyzed according to G. H. Mead's dialectical social behaviorism theories. This teacher's classroom schooling acts are viewed as manifestations of competing and conflicting ideas in the teacher's mind about the nature of childhood, learning, and social justice. The implication of this theory undermines the basic assumption of performance-based teacher education which emphasizes that it is possible and desirable to determine sets of behavioral criteria to serve as indices of competence. According to this theory, teacher behavior or schooling acts contain not only technical and pedagogical considerations but also conflicting moral and ethical considerations which make purely technical behavioral criteria impossible. (Author/DE)
Naturalistic Observation as a Research Instrument in Curriculum Development by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of problems are identified and questions raised about the usefulness of conventional instruments of educational and psychological measurement in curriculum evaluation and research. Four purposes of curriculum evaluation data are identified: (1) advancement of science, (2) curriculum revision, (3) provision of data for the formulation of educational policy decisions, and (4) a method for the development and refinement of educational theory. Some of the limitations of existing methodologies that relate to these purposes are pointed out, and the use of naturalistic observational methods is seen as providing solutions to a few of these problems. The study is an effort to identify existing research and measurement problems which may contribute to the improvement of theory and practice in education. (Author/AE)
A village family by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textbook discussing the members of a poor Mexican family, the decisions that face them, and the changes that take place when they move to the city in hopes of bettering their lives
Democratic School Reform and the Social Studies by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school reform movement which has accelerated over the last two years provides a point of departure for this discussion of where educators stand today in the battle to preserve and strengthen the public schools and of directions that need to be taken toward democratic school reform, particularly in the social studies. Much of the discussion is based on recommendations made in a recent report, "Equity and Excellence: Toward an Agenda for School Reform," which postulates that (1) considerable control has been lost over our own communities, including our schools, and (2) that many of our greatest human capacities are being wasted, with dire consequences for economic and social well-being. Curricular, pedagogical, and structural challenges in social studies education are discussed, followed by a call for greater collaboration and cooperation among communities, school and university faculties, and administrators in the form of democratic decision-making and shared responsibility. A final challenge is the need to improve the communication and exchange of information across networks, research and development centers, and the schools by building a grass roots information and resource network that serves the cause of democratic school reform. (Lh)
Academic Achievement, Race, and Reform Six Essays on Understanding Assessment Policy, Standardized Achievement Tests, and Anti-Racist Alternatives by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of six essays was written as a resource for those working in their schools and communities to promote social justice, combat racism, and encourage quality education for all youth. The six essays address the following set of questions: (1) What is the Academic Performance Index (API)? Where did it come from? What are the connections between Goals 2000, Bush's educational policies, the API, and the Stanford 9 Achievement Test? (2) What explains the achievement gap between white students and students of color? (3) What is the impact of standardized testing on diversity in the curriculum? (4) What are normed tests and are they valid measures of academic performance? Are normed tests racist? Do criterion-referenced tests remedy the limitations of normed tests? (5) What are the consequences of centralizing control over the assessment process?; and (6) What are the obstructions to change and the practical alternatives to the current policies? (SM)
Science of educational testing and assessment Toward a new by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A critique of critical thinking tests by Harold Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Does the No Child Left Behind Act Improve Schools and IncreaseEducational Opportunity? Point of View Essay by Harold Berlak( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this paper, the author questions whether the No Child Left Behind Act (nclb) achieves its stated purpose: to raise standards of academic achievement. Deeper understanding, subtlety of thought, creativity, critical thinking, perseverance, leadership and sensibility about self and the world cannot be measured by multiple-choice technology. The mindless and ubiquitous use of standardized tests as the sole measure of educational progress is as unjust as it is absurd. It has had the effect of labeling close to one third of the nations 91,400 schools as failing in 2002-03 based on the failure to make ayp (Annual Yearly Progress) targets set by nclb regulations. Reliance on standardized tests affects all students and communities, but as numerous researchers have carefully documented, there is a particularly adverse impact on students and communities of color. Because there is no evidence to support the claim that standardized tests are a valid and credible measure of academic achievement, these tests are a particularly invidious form of structural racism lending the cloak of science to policies and practices that have denied, and are continuing to deny, persons of color equal access to educational and job opportunities
Village family( Visual )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of twenty lessons which use audiovisual and other special aids to help children understand the effects of change on family life. For upper-elementary grades
 
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