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Schneider, Barbara L.

Works: 44 works in 213 publications in 2 languages and 10,399 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
Classifications: HQ796, 305.2350973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara L Schneider
The ambitious generation : America's teenagers, motivated but directionless by Barbara L Schneider( )

9 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
Workplace flexibility : realigning 20th-century jobs for a 21st-century workforce by K Christensen( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,078 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
Handbook of education policy research by David Nathan Plank( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 902 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
The adolescent years : social influences and educational challenges( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 845 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 )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 796 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. COLEMAN, JAMES SCHNEIDER( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 625 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( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 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 552 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
Transforming schools by Peter W Cookson( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 478 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)
Being together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 456 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 435 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
Scale-up in education by Barbara Schneider( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the sociology of education in the 21st century( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 164 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 )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 94 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
Newcomers : blacks in private schools : executive summary by Diana T Slaughter-Defoe( Book )

2 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)
Applied developmental science. special issue: conditions for optimal development in adolescence: an experimental approach( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan by Brian A Jacob( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum, a statewide college preparatory curriculum that applies to the high school graduating class of 2008 and later. We use a student, longitudinal database for all public school students in Michigan for the main analyses, and complement this with analyses from a state-year panel. The study employs several non-experimental approaches, including a comparative interrupted time series and a synthetic control method. Our analyses suggest that the higher expectations embodied in the MMC has had little impact on student outcomes. Looking at student performance on the ACT, the only clear evidence of a change in academic performance comes in science. Our best estimates indicate that ACT science scores improved by 0.2 points (or roughly 0.04 standard deviations) as a result of the MMC. Students who entered high school with the weakest academic preparation saw the largest improvement, gaining 0.35 points (0.15 standard deviations) on the ACT composite score and 0.73 points (0.22 standard deviations) on the ACT science score. Our estimates for high school completion are very sensitive to the sample and methodology used. Some analysis suggests a small negative impact on high school graduation for students who entered high school with the weakest academic preparation, but other analysis finds no such effect
Data literacy for educators : making it count in teacher preparation and practice by Ellen Beth Mandinach( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data literacy has become an essential skill set for teachers as education becomes more of an evidence-based profession. Teachers in all stages of professional growth need to learn how to use data effectively and responsibly to inform their teaching practices. This groundbreaking resource describes data literacy for teaching, emphasizing the important relationship between data knowledge and skills and disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge. Case studies of emerging programs in schools of education are used to illustrate the key components needed to integrate data-driven decisionmaking into the teaching curricula. The book offers a clear path for change while also addressing the inherent complexities associated with change. Data Literacy for Educators provides concrete strategies for schools of education, professional developers, and school districts
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The ambitious generation : America's teenagers, motivated but directionless
Workplace flexibility : realigning 20th-century jobs for a 21st-century workforceHandbook of education policy researchThe 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 improvementTransforming schoolsBeing together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance
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