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Berube, Maurice R.

Works: 24 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 9,246 library holdings
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American school reform : progressive, equity, and excellence movements, 1883-1993 by Maurice R Berube( )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines three major school-reform movements in the United States that were shaped by outside societal forces and identifies their common characteristics. The first two chapters examine the history and influence of the progressive movement and chapter 3 is devoted to progressive education's chief philosopher and pragmatist, John Dewey. The fourth chapter describes the influence of the civil rights movement on the second major educational reform movement, the equity reform movement. The push for community control over the schools and parental involvement, fostered by civil rights groups, is discussed in chapter 5. Chapter 6 describes how the 1983 report "a Nation at Risk" triggered the move toward privatization and the excellence-reform movement, which was based on economic concerns about competing successfully in the global marketplace. The seventh chapter examines the school culture wars, which have divided educators into three general groups--western traditionalists, Afrocentrists, and multiculturalists. The final chapter offers several conclusions: (1) these reform movements resulted from outside societal pressures; (2) the progressive reform movement set the stage for the educational reform movements that followed; (3) both progressive and equity reformers shared a romantic concept of the poor; (4) progressive reform and equity reform were dominated by political liberals and radicals, whereas excellence reform tended to be championed by political conservatives; (5) U.S. presidents became more involved in establishing a national educational agenda; (6) all three movements gave rise to a new breed of reformer--the scholar/activist; (7) the focus on innovation spawned new ideas but also contributed to faddism; (8) educational change became increasingly based on scholarship; and (9) current educational reform in America lacks clear vision. (Contains 190 references.) (Lmi)
Beyond modernism and postmodernism : essays on the politics of culture by Maurice R Berube( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Examines the political matrix of intellectual and cultural America
Eminent educators : studies in intellectual influence by Maurice R Berube( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the four intellectual giants of the 20th century--John Dewey, Howard Gardner, Carol Gilligan, and John Ogbu--this book provides biographical information and analysis of their intellectual contributions. Each of these individuals caused a major paradigm shift in American education with their intellectual influence, and each, in their unique contribution indelibly shaped education for the better. Each educator represents one aspect of that most American of educational philosophies: Progressive Education. Progressive educators sought to educate the whole child: intellectually, morally, socially, and aesthetically. In Eminent Educators, Dewey represents two aspects of Progressive Education, intellectually and aesthetically; Gardner redefined intelligence; Gilligan probed the moral development of girls/women; and Ogbu remapped the education of African Americans, thus representing the social change aspect of Progressive Education. --From publisher's description
American presidents and education by Maurice R Berube( )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to analyze the involvement of U.S. presidents in education and to correlate this analysis with an assessment of national educational outcomes. In the early republic, the founding fathers stressed education mainly as a tool for citizenship. Having successfully gained independence through a revolution, they perceived education as the best means to insure that democracy would prevail at home. In the 19th century, only during the Civil War was there a presidential recognition that education could be advanced for economic reasons. Presidential interest in education was periodic until World War II. With the rise of an economy increasingly dependent on new technology, U.S. presidents were confronted with the need to develop a more educated workforce. The book devotes separate chapters to the involvement of three presidential administrations to education: Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush. A bibliography of more than 180 items is included. (DB)
Confrontation at Ocean Hill-Brownsville; the New York school strikes of 1968 by Maurice R Berube( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of documents and analyses of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville controversy attempts to provide an accurate record of the circumstances of that confrontation." There are sections devoted to community control and decentralization in New York City, the due process issue raised by the teacher's union, and anti-semitism and racism. Each section follows the same format--an opening editorial summary followed by pertinent documents and analyses representing various viewpoints. A brief chronology supplies an account of events from September, 1966 to November, 1968. Also included is an article on urban school reform in the 1970's by one of the editors. (Nh)
The moral university by Maurice R Berube( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moral University examines the ways that universities act morally toward students, faculty, their communities and the nation. It considers the effectiveness of moral reasoning courses in the curriculum and the growth of leadership courses. The book deals with the myriad ways in which universities act positively toward their communities. It also examines the involvement of universities in national projects. Moreover, the Berubes examine how students and faculty are treated, especially in terms of gender bias. The book concludes on a positive note with a model moral university
Teacher politics : the influence of unions by Maurice R Berube( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban university in America by Maurice R Berube( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban university has become the dominant institution of higher learning in America. Although the concept of university is in keeping with traditions in American higher education, there are major obstacles to the fulfillment of the urban university's purpose. The urban college and university have great potential in playing an increasingly important role in the life of the city. Their future development, however, depends on educational policies that originate in Washington. American education has struggled with the question of who should go to college. Two traditions of equality include one that emphasizes meritocracy and the other opportunity for all regardless of intellectual merit. The emergence of urban studies, urban research, and university involvement in the affairs of the city has had limited impact on substantively changing the urban condition. The development of black studies programs has been controversial. The crisis in higher education may be attributed to excessive concentration on credentialism, a faltering economy, and strategies to reduce inequality and increase social mobility of specific groups of students. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/AM)
Education and poverty : effective schooling in the United States and Cuba by Maurice R Berube( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local control in education: three demonstration school districts in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of school reform by Maurice R Berube( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The End of School Reform derives its theoretical framework from the ideas of Georg Wilhelm Hegel, who perceived an end to history, and Thomas Kuhn, who theorized that history does not follow a linear path but that the scientific landscape changes through large-scale movements called "paradigm shifts." This book examines the partial successes of history's three major educational reform movements (the Progressive Education movement at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Equity Reform movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and the Excellence Reform movement from 1983 to the present) and contends that such major movements in education will never be seen again. Blending Arthur Danto's "end of art," John Horgan's "end of science," and Francis Fukuyama's "end of history" theses - all of which argue that only minor reforms will occur in the future - and drawing on interviews of education historians and policy professors, the "end of school reform" thesis maintains that educational innovation may still continue but only on a piecemeal basis
Radical reformers : the influence of the left in American education by Maurice R Berube( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban school crisis : an anthology of essays by Maurice R Berube( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstration for social change; an experiment in local control by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evaluative history of New York City's recent experiments in public education documents three projects: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, is 201, and Two Bridges. This study employs a process oriented and a qualitative methodology which relies most on field observation and participant-observers. The Institute study observed the new community boards, their composition and the effect of their involvement on the participants, and their clients--the parents and students. The researchers ascertained the efficacy of board members through interviews and questionnaries, and of parents through random survey. The rest of the evaluation concerns the impact of participation on policy. Student attitudes were also studied. (Author/JW)
Educational achievement and community control by Maurice R Berube( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School boards and school policy; an evaluation of decentralization in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Influence of Teacher Unions in Politics by Maurice R Berube( Book )

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

The National Education Association (nea, with 1.8 million members) and the American Federation of Teachers (aft, with 600,000 members) are politically powerful teacher unions attempting to change America's educational politics. With enormous financial and manpower resources, these unions maintain effective lobbying groups seeking favored legislation and political machines supporting local, state, and national candidates. Teacher unions have become the chief representatives of American education. This paper evaluates teacher unions' political effectiveness. On balance, the unions have been reasonably effective; they have successfully supported mayors, governors, state legislators, members of Congress, and one U.S. President, Jimmy Carter. However, their power has not been absolute. Teacher unions did not become politically active until the mid-1960s, when political action committees supporting local candidates were formed. Teacher unions' power is weakened by their intense organizational rivalry and their differences concerning certain educational, social, and political objectives. The nea, originally more conservative, has moved to an extremely liberal orientation; the aft, which long supported a liberal, even radical agenda, has moved slightly to the right of center. Since 1972 both unions have supported only Democratic candidates for President, but by 1980 the nea and aft were supporting rival candidates in the Democratic presidential primaries. Generally, both unions have been reactive to contemporary school reform efforts. From the equity wave of the 1960's to the excellence movement of the 1980's, they have been followers, rather than initiators. Although both unions are opposed to competency tests for experienced teachers, vouchers, and tuition tax credits, nea has become suspicious of the excellence movement, and aft is more comfortable with it. Various other ideological differences are discussed at length. Included are 46 references. (Mlh)
The urban university and the *city by Maurice R Berube( Book )

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

American Presidents and Education (Contributions to the study of education, no. 46) by Maurice R Berube( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teacher Politics: The Influence of Unions. Contributions to the Study ofEducation No. 26 by Maurice R Berube( Book )

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

Seven chapters analyze the role of unions in teacher politics. Chapter 1 traces the political power of teachers and their unions. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on the power, policies, and politics of the National Education Association (nea) and the American Federation of Teachers (aft). Chapter 4 presents case studies to assess teacher power at the local, state, and federal levels. Chapter 5 compares and contrasts crucial issues pertinent to both unions regarding education, race, social matters, and foreign policy. The issues serve to focus on the differing organizational styles and the political means to accomplish differing objectives. The role of unions in the present school reform movement is examined in chapter 6. Chapter 7 discusses teacher union prospects for the future. (Jam)
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Eminent educators : studies in intellectual influence
Beyond modernism and postmodernism : essays on the politics of cultureEminent educators : studies in intellectual influenceAmerican presidents and educationThe moral universityTeacher politics : the influence of unionsThe urban university in AmericaEducation and poverty : effective schooling in the United States and CubaThe end of school reformRadical reformers : the influence of the left in American education
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