Select the required readings among the following:
Carnoy, M., Elmore, R. & Siskin L.S. (2003). The new accountability. High schools and high-stake testing. RouledgeFarmer.
Darling-Hammond, L. (2009). The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future. Teachers College Press.
Fullan, M. (Ed.). (2005). Fundamental Change: International Handbook of Educational Change. Dordrecht: Springer.
Hargreaves, A. (Ed.). (2005). Extending Educational Change: International Handbook of Educational Change. Dordrecht: Springer.
Harvey, D. (2005). A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kirjavainen T. (Ed.) 2009. Essays on the efficiency of schools and student achievement. The book can be found in the cite http://www.vatt.fi/file/vatt_publication_pdf/j53.pdf
Ravitch, D. (2010).The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. Basic Books.
Scheerens J. 2000. Improving school effectiveness. The book can be found in the cite http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001224/122424e.pdf
UNESCO (2005). EFA Global Monitoring Report 2005 Education for All - The Quality Imperative. The article can be found in the cite http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001373/137333e.pdf
UNESCO (2008). EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008 Summary. Education for all by 2015. Will we make it? The article can be found in the cite http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001548/154820e.pdf
ArticlesCreemers B & Reezigt G (1997) 'School effectiveness and school improvement: sustaining links', in School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 396-429 The article can be found in the cite http://www.highreliability.co.uk/Files/Downloads/School_improvement/BCGR1997.pdf
Creemers B & Reezigt G (2008) School factors explaining student achievement: testing the dynamic model of educational effectiveness. A manuscript for a article published in Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 2010. The manuscript can be found in the cite
McCartney, R. (2012). D.C. test erasures scandal needs full probe. The Washington Post February 08, 2012. The article can be found in the cite http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-02-08/local/35444691_1_erasures-caveon-test-scores
Phillips, A. (2012). Amid Protesters’ Disruptions, City Board Votes to Close 18 Schools and Truncate 5 by Anna M. Phillips. New York Times, February 10, 2012. The article can be found in the cite http://www.schoolbook.org/2012/02/10/amid-protesters-disruptions-city-board-votes-to-close-18-schools-and-truncate-5/
Additional videosDan Rather interviewing Linda Darling-Hammond in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtYszdSU1Yg
Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQNUqVYJofE
Diane Ravitch´s book and herself in You Tube: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-3-2011/diane-ravitch