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Schneider, Barbara L.

Works: 56 works in 267 publications in 2 languages and 12,348 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
Classifications: HQ796, 305.2350973
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Most widely held works by Barbara L Schneider
The ambitious generation : America's teenagers, motivated but directionless by Barbara L Schneider( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But because schools and parents sometimes do a poor job of directing them, many take the wrong courses, choose the wrong colleges, and enter college with unrealistic career goals. For many their dreams of success are likely to remain just that - dreams
Handbook of education policy research by David Nathan Plank( )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational policy continues to be of major concern. This AERA-sponsored Handbook presents two themes of defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research
Workplace flexibility : realigning 20th-century jobs for a 21st-century workforce by K Christensen( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher: Although today's family has changed, the workplace has not-and the resulting one-size-fits-all workplace has become profoundly mismatched to the needs of an increasingly diverse and varied workforce. As changes in the composition of the workforce exert new demands on employers, considerable attention is being paid to how workplaces can be structured more flexibly to achieve the goals of employers and employees. Workplace Flexibility brings together sixteen essays authored by leading experts in economics, demography, political science, law, sociology, anthropology, and management. Collectively, they make the case for workplace flexibility, as well as examine existing business practices and public policy regarding flexibility in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Workplace Flexibility underscores the need to realign the structure of work in time and place with the needs of the changing workforce. Considering the positive and negative consequences for employer and employee alike, the authors argue that, although there is not an easy solution to creating and implementing flexibility practices-in the United States or abroad-redesigning the workplace is essential if today's workers are effectively to meet the demands of life and work and if employers are successfully able to attract and retain top talent and improve performance. Kathleen Christensen is Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and coeditor of Contingent Work: American Employment Relations in Transition, also from Cornell. Barbara Schneider is John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University and a Senior Fellow, NORC and The University of Chicago. She is coeditor of The AERA Handbook on Education Policy Research
Transforming schools by Peter W Cookson( )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors in this book address the issues that relate to the crisis in American education and review some of the proposed solutions. To transform education, schools must be examined as social systems that are interrelated with families, communities, and the world of work. Following the introduction, section 1, "Conditions for Educational Opportunities," is comprised of the following four chapters: (1) "Schooling, Achievement, and Mobility" (Aaron M. Pallas); (2) "Tracking and Detracking Practices: Relevance for Learning" (Maureen T. Hallinan); (3) "Parental Ties to the School and Community and Mathematics Achievement" (Chandra Muller); (4) "Reading Reality More Carefully Than Books: a Structural Approach to Race and Class Differences in Adolescent Educational Performance" (Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Sumie Okazaki, and Dunchun Zheng); and (5) "Dropouts: Definitions, Causes, Consequences, and Remedies" (Gary Natriello). The second section, "Changing Definitions of Education," includes the following five chapters: (6) "Mapping Knowledge Perspectives in Studies of Educational Change" (Rolland G. Paulston); (7) "Expanding Definitions of Learning and Teaching: Notes from the mi Underground" (Mindy Kornhaber and Mara Krechevsky); (8) "Thinking Like a Fish: The Implications of the Image of School Community for Connections between Parents and Schools" (Mary Erina Driscoll); (9) "Education Reform and Policy Implications" (Kathryn M. Borman, Louis Castenell, Karen Gallagher, Sally B. Kilgore, and Debra A. Martinson); and (10) "Schools Must Do More for Children--Child Advocacy as an Educational Responsibility" (Judith H. Cohen). Section 3, "Learning and Assessment," is comprised of the following four chapters: (11) "The Content of Cultural Inventions: Learning and Curriculum" (Ivor F. Goodson); (12) "The Role of Standards and Assessments in National Reform" (David Lee Stevenson); (13) "The Politics of a National Curriculum" (Michael W. Apple); and (14) "High School Curriculum Differentiation and Postsecondary Outcomes" (Thomas B. Hoffer). The following five chapters are included in the fourth section, "New Strategies for Solving Educational Problems"; (15) "Policy, Knowledge, and Power: Some Issues for the Study of Educational Reform" (Thomas S. Popkewitz); (16) "Can the Big-City School System Be Governed?" (Kenneth K. Wong); (17) "Administrative Leadership and the Crisis in the Study of Educational Administration: Technical Rationality and Its Aftermath" (James G. Cibulka and Hanne B. Mawhinney); (18) "Privatization: Integrating Private Services in Public Schools" (Ellen B. Goldring and Anna V. Shaw Sullivan); and (19) "Why School Choice? A Question of Values" (Peter W. Cookson, Jr., And Barbara Schneider). Nine figures, 10 tables, and an index are included. References accompany each chapter. (Lmi)
The adolescent years : social influences and educational challenges( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to this book see adolescence in broad terms - as a "dynamic social construction." As society changes, it becomes necessary to rethink what it means to be an adolescent in a rapidly changing world and to look with great care for explanations of teenage behavior, which is often perplexing to adults and teenagers themselves." "A recurrent theme in this volume is that, no matter how adolescence is defined, the establishment of identity and the search for autonomy remain central developmental tasks of the adolescent years. Changes in the various social contexts in which teenagers live - family, school, community institutions, peer groups, workplace - can significantly affect the progress they make with these and other social and cognitive developmental tasks. And success with those tasks is critical to ensure a smooth transition into adulthood."--Jacket
Becoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of work by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detailed results provide a window of society's future through which we can glimpse how adolescents are preparing themselves for the lives they will lead in the years to come."--Jacket
Parents, their children, and schools by Barbara, Ed Schneider( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parental involvement with children at home, in school, and in the community is one of the most important factors in educational success. Yet we know very little about the most effective approaches to parental intervention. Moreover, not all parents have the same resources or opportunities to act on the educational expectations they have for their children. This book examines the resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their children's education. It is the first study of the subject based on major survey data, drawing from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 - a national survey of 26,000 eighth graders, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The authors explore several important debates, including the extent to which parental involvement can mitigate the constraints of poverty for minorities and disadvantaged students, school choice and equality of educational opportunity, and the effects that school-sponsored activities involving parents have on educational performance. Certain to change the thinking of educators and policymakers, this book is essential reading for scholars and parents as well
Innovations in improving access to higher education by Barbara L Schneider( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining an understanding about the barriers in transitioning from high school to college is crucial to improving college access and matriculation-particularly for low-income families and first-generation college-goers. These obstacles include many factors, such as: Lack of access to resources at home or schoolNot having a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum or not taking advantage of these coursesMisperceptions about the college-going process. This volume introduces innovative and effective ways to ease the transition process. One essential quest
Trust in schools : a core resource for improvement by Anthony S Bryk( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Americans agree on the necessity of education reform, but there is little consensus about how this goal might be achieved. The rhetoric of standards and vouchers has occupied center stage, polarizing public opinion and affording little room for reflection on the intangible conditions that make for good schools. This book engages this debate with a compelling examination of the importance of social relationships in the successful implementation of school reform
Being together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A recent study of 500 families, which focuses on middle-class dual-career families in eight communities across the US, provides a holistic view of the complexities of work and family life experienced by parents and their children. This unique study has resulted in an unusually rich data set due to the variety of methods used. Drawing on the study, this book explores how dual-earner families cope with the stresses and demands of balancing work and family life, whether the time parents spend working is negatively affecting their children, how mothers feel managing both work and household responsibilities, and what role fathers are taking in family life. In answering these questions the authors argue for a new balance between work and family life. The book with its rich data, findings, and commentary from an interdisciplinary group of scholars provides a valuable resource for academics, policy makers, and working parents."--Jacket
The social organization of schooling by Larry V Hedges( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Employing a variety of analytical methods, The Social Organization of Schooling provides a sound understanding of the social mechanisms at work in our educational system. This volume brings a fresh perspective to the many ongoing debates in education policy and is essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of America's children."--Jacket
Learning science : the value of crafting engagement in science environments by Barbara L Schneider( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of a $3.6 million research project funded by the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing scientific literacy and addressing global concerns of declining science engagement. Studying dozens of classrooms across the United States and Finland, this international team combines large-scale studies with intensive interviews from teachers and students to examine how to transform science education. Written for teachers, parents, policymakers, and researchers, this book offers solutions for matching science learning and instruction with newly recommended twenty-first-century standards
Scale-up in education by Barbara L Schneider( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence and public good in educational policy, research and practice( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume draws together interdisciplinary approaches from political philosophy, social work, medicine and sociology to analyze the theoretical foundations and practical examples of evidence-based and evidence-informed education for the public good. It presents a range of conceptions of the evidence-based and evidence-informed education and a justification for why the particular examples or issues chosen fit within that conception for the sake of public good. It explores the current literature on evidence-based and evidence-informed educational policy, research and practice, and introduces a new term, 'evidence free', meaning actions of some policymakers who disregard or misuse evidence for their own agenda. The demands about the quality and relevance of educational research to inform the policy and practice have been growing over the past decade in response to the Evidence-Based Education movement. However the literature is yet to tackle the question of the interrelationships between evidence, research, policy and practice in education for the public good in an international context. This book fills that gap
Handbook of the sociology of education in the 21st century( )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook unifies access and opportunity, two key concepts of sociology of education, throughout its 25 chapters. It explores today's populations rarely noticed, such as undocumented students, first generation college students, and LGBTQs; and emphasizing the intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity and social class. Sociologists often center their work on the sources and consequences of inequality. This handbook, while reviewing many of these explanations, takes a different approach, concentrating instead on what needs to be accomplished to reduce inequality. A special section is devoted to new methodological work for studying social systems, including network analyses and school and teacher effects. Additionally, the book explores the changing landscape of higher education institutions, their respective populations, and how labor market opportunities are enhanced or impeded by differing postsecondary education pathways. Written by leading sociologists and rising stars in the field, each of the chapters is embedded in theory, but contemporary and futuristic in its implications. This Handbook serves as a blueprint for identifying new work for sociologists of education and other scholars and policymakers trying to understand many of the problems of inequality in education and what is needed to address them--
Work, family, and workplace flexibility( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of articles that examines workplace flexibility, work-family conflict, and workers' increasing lack of leisure time and how it pertains to long-term U.S. national stability. The contributors argue that current workplaces are not meeting the needs of today's workers, and the lack of workplace flexibility is having huge human capital costs that are affecting every sector of society. They explore how flexibility, despite having fixed costs, can be an effective tool for attracting and retaining employees and increasing productivity -- the key being to make the workplace flexible in ways that are profitable for employers and also engage workers to feel more satisfied and committed to their jobs
Estimating causal effects : using experimental and observational designs.( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ... report is designed to help researchers, policymakers and funders understand the capacities and limits of examining the causes of educational outcomes with large-scale databases. It is intended to help researchers consider a range of methods designed to establish causality, from experimental to non-experimental designs. For example, the ordinary question "Did A cause B" takes on great significance when applied to education intervention programs. Can small class size, or highly qualified teachers, be shown to have caused increased or decreased learning? With what degree of confidence? ... The report specifically: Considers key issues involved in selecting research designs that allow researchers to draw valid causal inferences about treatment effects using large-scale observational datasets; Addresses why key issues of establishing causal inference are of particular interest to education researchers, briefly explains how causality is commonly defined in scholarly literature, and describes tools that analysts use to approximate randomized experiments with observational data; Reviews four National Science Foundation-funded studies which illustrate the difficulties of and possibilities for making causal inferences when conducting studies focused on significant education issues"--Publisher's website
Social trust : a moral resource for school improvement by Anthony S Bryk( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans increasingly distrust their educational institutions and the people who work in them. This paper is about the salience of social trust in urban schools and its implication for school reform. The paper describes outcomes of a 5-year project that explored Chicago's (Illinois) attempt to use expanded local participation as a lever for school renewal. The research was based on the notion that the social qualities of trust, respect, and caring are integral to the operations of good urban schools. The paper examines three role relations critical for sustained school change: teacher-teacher, teacher-principal, and teacher-parent relations. Field-work data were gathered through interviews with the principal, selected Local School Council members, and observation. Empirical data were obtained from a survey of students and 1,462 teachers at 64 schools in a probability sample and a survey of students and 4,682 teachers in 206 schools in a volunteer sample. The paper argues that productive collective actions are more likely to occur when relational trust is present among organizational members. In the high-trust Chicago schools, a majority of teachers reported strong tendencies toward innovation. Relational trust creates an environment where individuals share a moral commitment to act in the interests of the collectivity, and this ethical basis for individual action constitutes a moral resource that the institution can draw upon to initiate and sustain change. Finally, relational trust must be founded on voluntary commitments. Contains 5 tables and 27 endnotes. (LMI)
Time use and population representation in the Sloan Study of Adolescents by Casey B Mulligan( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do studies of time use interfere too much in the lives of the subjects? As a result are those who agree to participate a biased sample of the population? We examine the characteristics of the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) adolescent sample from the Alfred P. Sloan Study of Youth and Social Development in order to detect and quantify instances of sampling and nonresponse bias. According to available proxies for time use and standard demographic variables, the Sloan ESM sample is nearly representative in terms of teen employment rates, parental employment rates, a student's grade point average, and TV watching. Work hours are slightly undercounted in the study because of slightly higher nonresponse rates by teenagers working long hours. The sample is less representative in terms of the time of week and gender; nonresponse is relatively common on school nights and (to a lesser extent) on weekends, and among boys. We offer some suggestions regarding general implications of our findings for the measurement of time use
Newcomers : blacks in private schools : executive summary by Diana T Slaughter-Defoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increased enrollment and recruitment of black pupils in urban nonpublic schools prompted this study, which uses an ethnographic approach to investigate the family/school relations of black children and their parents. This executive summary is extrapolated from the first intensive study of black children in ecologically diverse settings. The schools, all located in Chicago, Illinois, include two private elite, one independent alternative, and one Roman Catholic. Two primary research questions are addressed: (1) why do black parents send their children to urban private elementary schools, and (2) what are the experiences of the children in these schools? This summary has three purposes: (1) to present the principal findings of the study; (2) to interpret these findings given the overall conceptual framework, guiding hypotheses, and assumptions of the study; and (3) to draw educational policy implications. (Lhw)
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The ambitious generation : America's teenagers, motivated but directionless
Handbook of education policy researchWorkplace flexibility : realigning 20th-century jobs for a 21st-century workforceTransforming schoolsThe adolescent years : social influences and educational challengesBecoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of workParents, their children, and schoolsTrust in schools : a core resource for improvementBeing together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance
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