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Drawing on several principles of sociological theory, James S. Coleman and his colleagues construct a new design for American schooling. The authors present compelling evidence on the deficits of our educational system compared to other countries, arguing that the problems are the result of inappropriate incentives for teachers, students, and paren
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Incentives for Reforming Schools -- Output-Driven Schools: Principles of Design -- A Comparison of 1980 and 1990 Sophomore Mathematics Achievement -- Academic Press, Sense of Community, and Student Achievement -- Reconsidering Roles and Incentives in Schools -- External Examinations as an Incentive System -- Prognosis for Reform: Lessons from an Output-Driven Educational System
James Coleman was University Professor at the University of Chicago until his death in 1995. Barbara Schneider is co-director of the Alfred P. Sloan centre on Parents, Children, and Work, and is professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. She has co-authored a number of books including The Ambitious Generation and Transforming Schools. Stephen Plank is an associate research scientist and adjunct assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University. Kathryn Schiller is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.
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