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Hess, Frederick M.

Overview
Works: 86 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 14,456 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB1027.9, 379.111
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick M Hess
Leaving no child behind? : options for kids in failing schools by Frederick M Hess( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This pioneering evaluation of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) during its first two years provides both a bird's-eye view of developments across the nation and a closer look at developments in selected states, communities, and schools."--Jacket
Common sense school reform by Frederick M Hess( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cutting through the cant, sentiment, and obfuscation characterizing the current school reform debate, Frederick M. Hess lacerates the conventional "status quo" reform efforts and exposes the naivete underlying reform strategies that rest on solutions like class size reduction, small schools, and enhanced professional development. He explains that real improvement requires a bracing regime of common sense reforms that create a culture of competence by rewarding excellence, punishing failure, and giving educators the freedom and flexibility to do their work. He documents the scope of the challenges we face and then provides concrete recommendations for addressing them through reforms to promote accountability, competition, a twenty-first-century workforce, effective school leadership, and sensible reinvention. Drawing on real world experiences and examples, Common Sense School Reform will generate debate and help set the agenda for the future."--Jacket
A qualified teacher in every classroom? : appraising old answers and new ideas( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The same thing over and over : how school reformers get stuck in yesterday's ideas by Frederick M Hess( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In This Genial And Challenging Overview of endless debates over school reform, Rick Hess shows that even bitter opponents in debates about how to improve schools agree on much more than they realizúeand that much of it must change radically. Cutting through the tangled thickets of right- and left-wing dogma, he clears the ground for transformation of the American school system." "Whatever they think of school vouchers or charter schools, teacher merit pay, or bilingual education, most educators and advocates take many other things for granted. The one-teacher£one-classroom model. The professional full-time teacher. Students grouped in age-defined grades. The nine-month calendar. Top-down local district control. All were innovative and excitinúgin the nineteenth century. As Hess shows, the system hasn't changed since most Americans lived on farms and in villages, since school taught you to read, write, and do arithmetic, and since only an elite went to high school, let alone college." "Arguing that a fundamentally nineteenth century system can't be right for a twenty-first century world, Hess suggests that uniformity gets in the way of quality, and urges us to create a much wider variety of schools, to meet a greater range of needs for different kinds of talents, needed by a vastly more complex and demanding society."--Jacket
Spinning wheels : the politics of urban school reform by Frederick M Hess( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous research on high-performing schools suggests that the best schools are characterized by focus and by an ability to develop expertise in specific approaches to teaching and learning. To help educators and policymakers adopt and nurture a focused agenda, Hess recommends institutional changes that increase the effectiveness of performance outcomes and reduce the incentives to emphasize symbolic reform
Revolution at the margins : the impact of competition on urban school systems by Frederick M Hess( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Urban school systems have a difficult mandate: to educate large numbers of disadvantaged children under the heavy hand of often dysfunctional managerial, accountability, and regulatory systems." "Over the past decade they have also been challenged - in some cases threatened - by competition from school vouchers and charter schools." "Revolution at the Margins examines how urban school systems are responding to education competition. Drawing on case studies conducted in three school districts at the center of the school choice debate, the book seeks to clarify how competition is likely to play out in urban education; shed light on the ways in which system structure and practice hamper efforts to improve urban schooling; and better understand what promise market-driven reform holds for the future of children's education."--Jacket
When research matters : how scholarship influences education policy by Frederick M Hess( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Research Matters" considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy. In examining how and under what conditions research affects education policy, the book focuses on a number of critical issues: the history of the federal role in education policy; the evolving nature of educational policy research; the role of research in debates about reading, nclb, and "out-of-field" teaching; how research affects policy by shaping public opinion, judicial rulings, and the decisions of district and school leaders; and the incentives that help explain the behavior of researchers and policymakers. Chapters include: (1) Structure and Science in Federal Education Research (Andrew Rudalevige); (2) The Evolving Relationship between Researchers and Public Policy (Jeffrey R. Henig); (3) Double Standard? "Scientifically Based Research" and the No Child Left Behind Act (Paul Manna and Michael J. Petrilli); (4) Research and the Reading Wars (James S. Kim); (5) Researcher Meets the Policy Realm: a Personal Account (Richard M. Ingersoll); (6) Education Policy, Academic Research, and Public Opinion (William G. Howell); (7) Calculated Justice: Education Research and the Courts (Joshua Dunn and Martin West); (8) Flying (Partially) Blind: School Leaders' Use of Research in Decision-making (Lance D. Fusarelli); (9) What Gets Studied and Why: Examining the Incentives That Drive Education Research (Dan D. Goldhaber and Dominic J. Brewer); (10) Considering the Politics in the Research Policymaking Nexus (Kenneth K. Wong); and (11) Conclusion: Education Research and Public Policy (Frederick M. Hess). Notes and index are included. [Foreword by Lorraine M. McDonnell.]
Making civics count : citizenship education for a new generation by David E Campbell( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By nearly every measure, Americans are less engaged in their communities and political activity than generations past. So write the editors of this volume, who survey the current practices and history of citizenship education in the United States. They argue that the current period of "creative destruction", when schools are closing and opening in response to reform mandates, is an ideal time to take an in-depth look at how successful strategies and programs promote civic education and good citizenship. This work offers research-based insights into what diverse students and teachers know and do as civic actors, and proposes a blueprint for civic education for a new generation that is both practical and visionary
Private enterprise and public education by Frederick M Hess( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The growth of for-profit providers in the K-16 education sector has generated more than its fair share of controversy. From the emergence of charter schools to postsecondary options such as the University of Phoenix, for-profit providers have been lauded for their capacity to serve historically underserved populations but derided for their pursuit of profit?which, critics argue, happens at the expense of the public good."
Common core meets education reform : what it all means for politics, policy, and the future of schooling by Frederick M Hess( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No remedy left behind : lessons from a half-decade of NCLB( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politically correct university : problems, scope, and reforms( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Half a century ago, universities were the institutions characterized by vibrant free inquiry and free speech. Today something close to the opposite is the case. The Politically Correct University shows how the universities' quest for 'diversity' has produced in too many departments a stifling uniformity of thought. Required reading for those who want American universities to eschew political correctness."--Michael Barone, resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute
No Child Left Behind primer by Frederick M Hess( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is the single most influential piece of federal education legislation in American history, and Hess and Petrilli provide a concise yet comprehensive look at this important and controversial act. Signed into law in 2002, NCLB seeks to ensure that all American students are proficient in math, reading, and science by 2014. Trumping two centuries of state primacy in K-12 education, it set standards for measuring student performance, ensuring the quality of teachers, and providing options for students in ineffective schools. The authors trace the heritage of these new policies, explain how they work, and examine the challenges of the implementation."--Jacket
Tough love for schools : essays on competition, accountability, and excellence by Frederick M Hess( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The futures of school reform( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Futures of School Reform represents the culminating work of a three-year discussion among national education leaders convened by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Based on the recognition that current education reform efforts have reached their limits, the volume maps out a variety of bold visions that push the boundaries of our current thinking. Taken together, these visions identify the leverage points for generating dramatic change and highlight critical trade-offs among different courses of action."--Publisher description
Carrots, sticks, and the bully pulpit : lessons from a half-century of federal efforts to improve America's schools by Frederick M., Ed Hess( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely book brings together a remarkable group of authors who examine the federal role in education policy and reform during the past fifty years. As Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly note in their introduction, the book represents a determined effort to move beyond familiar and predictable debates and instead to focus on a number of questions that deserve careful and sustained attention: "What have we learned from the last half-century of federal involvement, especially the last decade or two of significant federal activity? What have we learned about which goals Uncle Sam is well-suited to pursue? What have we learned about how federal efforts play out and about the limits of what federal activity can effectively accomplish?" These questions are of heightened importance at a time when the federal role in education has expanded so dramatically--and when federal education policy is being so vigorously debated. This book--with a diverse and dynamic lineup of leading figures in education research, policy, politics, and innovation--is an indispensable contribution to our current reconsideration of education policy
With the best of intentions : how philanthropy is reshaping K-12 education( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cage-busting teacher by Frederick M Hess( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education unbound : the promise and practice of greenfield schooling by Frederick M Hess( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if it's the system that's the problem? What if the key to breakthrough school improvement is not mandating new solutions built on an elusive combination of the right standards, pedagogy, and assessments but removing entrenched bureaucratic barriers and rethinking restrictive norms and routines? What if we were free to start from scratch? This is the greenfield reform strategy: create an environment that invites new solutions to surface and provide the infrastructure necessary for them to succeed. In Education Unbound, Frederick M. Hess advocates for an entrepreneurial approach focused on supporting outstanding teaching and learning. Sharing the examples of organizations whose bold alternative strategies represent promising shifts in K-12 education, Hess builds a case for: School systems marked by data on performance and productivity and compelled to compete on cost and quality; Personnel policies designed to attract, retain, and reward teachers and leaders committed to excellence; Education funding configured to support new ventures and foster creative problem solving. - Back cover
Breakthrough leadership in the digital age : using learning science to reboot schooling by Frederick M Hess( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“By deconstructing learning science and making the connection to technology, Hess and Saxberg have outlined key strategies for school leaders as they work to transform traditional practices in schools. Whether it is whole-school reform or targeted interventions, principals will be motivated to rethink or‘re-engineer’ the use of technology to optimize teaching and learning.” —Gail Connelly, Executive Director National Association of Elementary School Principals
 
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Leaving no child behind? : options for kids in failing schools
Alternative Names
Frederick M. Hess American political scientist

Frederick M. Hess Amerikaans politicoloog

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Common sense school reformA qualified teacher in every classroom? : appraising old answers and new ideasThe same thing over and over : how school reformers get stuck in yesterday's ideasSpinning wheels : the politics of urban school reformRevolution at the margins : the impact of competition on urban school systemsWhen research matters : how scholarship influences education policyNo remedy left behind : lessons from a half-decade of NCLBThe politically correct university : problems, scope, and reforms