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Chubb, John E.

Works: 66 works in 205 publications in 3 languages and 12,367 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about John E Chubb
Most widely held works by John E Chubb
Bridging the achievement gap( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievement gap between white students and African American and Hispanic students in the US has been debated by scholars and lamented by policymakers since it was first documented in 1966. The average black or Hispanic secondary school student currently achieves at about the same level as the average white student in the lowest quartile of white achievement. Black and Hispanic students are much less likely than white students to graduate from high school, acquire a college or advanced degree or earn a middle-class living. They are also much more likely than whites to suffer social problems that often accompany low income. The situation may finally be changing. This book provides evidence that the achievement gap can be bridged. A variety of schools and school reforms are boosting the achievement of black and Hispanic students to levels nearing those of whites
Politics, markets, and America's schools by John E Chubb( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains extensive data appendices
Our schools and our future : --are we still at risk? by Paul E Peterson( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When A nation at risk was published 20 years ago, it was seen as something of the Peyton Place of education reports: it stunned the establishment, readers threw up their hands and proclaimed themselves shocked by it, but no one could tear themselves away from reading it. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the original report, the Koret Task Force tells a no less compelling story."--Back cover
The best teachers in the world : why we don't have them and how we could by John E Chubb( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public schools face the challenge of educating large numbers of students for whom learning does not come easily. They are institutions with long-established practices, often protected by politics and therefore highly resistant to change. The Best Teachers in the World explains why changing our traditional approach to improving our schools is critical and tells how to achieve such change. John Chubb shows how we can raise student achievement to levels comparable to those of the best nations in the world through a new strategy for raising teacher quality that is very different from the approach our country has historically followed. He asserts that we must attract and retain high-caliber individuals to teaching, train teachers in institutions and programs that can demonstrate their efficacy in producing teachers who raise student achievement, and improve the quality of school leadership. Chubb suggests moving beyond licensing and other regulatory approaches to teacher quality to focus on providing quality by measuring performance directly--including direct measurement of both teacher effectiveness and training effectiveness--with the success of each gauged by the ability of participants subsequently to raise student achievement. Given strong incentives to perform and the information to do so, he shows, the American educational system can improve teacher training and raise teacher quality to the highest levels in the world."--Publisher's description
Learning from no child left behind : how and why the nation's most important but controversial education law should be renewed by John E Chubb( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author presents a convincing case that, despite the controversy it has ignited, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is making a positive difference and should be renewed. He outlines ten specific lessons and recommendations that identify the strengths and weaknesses of NCLB and offers suggestions for improving the law, building on its current foundation."--Back cover
The New direction in American politics by John E Chubb( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the government govern?( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting national priorities : policy for the nineties( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 646 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
Within our reach : how America can educate every child( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is bolder than all previous federal education laws, setting ambitious goals for universal student achievement and authorizing stringent remedies for schools not reaching them. The book presents a midterm assessment of NCLB that closely examines its core elements and offers recommendations for practical reforms to save the law and strengthen some of its key principles: high standards, results-based accountability, parental options, and research-based practices."--Jacket
Interest groups and the bureaucracy : the politics of energy by John E Chubb( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lesson in school reform from Great Britain by John E Chubb( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 466 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)
Politics, markets, and the organization of schools by John E Chubb( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 133 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)
Institutions, the economy, and the dynamics of state elections by John E Chubb( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unequal education( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program with Bill Moyers compares the everyday experiences of two New York City middle school students and contrasts political rhetoric with the reality of American schooling. A profile of the two students and their different schools points out the inequalities of our current system and how disproportionate funding affects the quality of education. The program also features advocates for educational reform, who debate what the Democratic and Republican parties can do to improve schools. Among those interviewed are John Chubb, author of Politics, Markets, and America's Schools, and Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities. (40 minutes)
The political economy of "excessive" regulation : the case of educational opportunity by John E Chubb( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating the charge that federal regulation of education is "excessive" entails a political analysis of regulatory problems and of the relative cost efficiencies of providing equal educational opportunity, the goal of much federal regulation. The theoretical framework for this political explanation emphasizes the "implementation relationships" that develop between the regulatory bureaucracy and the constituencies affected by equal opportunity laws (for instance, poor children, schools, or teachers). Implementation relationships can be "corporatists," in which the bureaucracy cooperates with a constituency represented by one or two major beneficiary organizations; "pluralist," where the bureaucracy has many relationships with both beneficiary and cost-bearing constituencies; or one of "capture," in which the bureaucracy collaborates with one or two major cost-bearing constituencies. The 15-year implementation history of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (esea) indicates that educational professionals in local education agencies have established a "capture" relationship with the federal bureaucracy. Further political analysis locates the reasons for this capture in esea Title I's mix of allocation and regulation policies and in the congressional, presidential, and judicial constraints on the bureaucracy. The capture relationship has meant relatively lax but more cost-efficient regulation. (Author/RW)
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 )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of school choice( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion on school choice, one of the most controversial ideas to merge out of the school reform movement in the past decade
The political economy of federal aid to education by John E Chubb( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bridging the achievement gap
Politics, markets, and America's schoolsOur schools and our future : --are we still at risk?Learning from no child left behind : how and why the nation's most important but controversial education law should be renewedSetting national priorities : policy for the ninetiesLiberating learning : technology, politics, and the future of American educationWithin our reach : how America can educate every childPolitics, markets, and the organization of schools
Alternative Names
Chubb, John Edward 1954-

English (157)

Chinese (2)

German (1)