Table of Contents for Ghost Sonata


Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1(12)
George W. Bohrnstedt
Jennifer A. O'Day
Part I Federal and State Educational Policy and NCLB
No Child Left Behind? Sociology Ignored!
13(12)
David Karen
Part II Accountability and Assessment
NCLB and the Complexity of School Improvement
25(28)
Jennifer A. O'Day
Double Standards for Graduation Rate Accountability? Or None?
53(24)
Christopher B. Swanson
Who Counts for Accountability? High-Stakes Test Exemptions in a Large Urban School District
77(20)
Jennifer Booher-Jennings
Andrew A. Beveridge
Inside the Black Box of Accountability: How High-Stakes Accountability Alters School Culture and the Classification and Treatment of Students and Teachers
97(20)
Katie Weitz White
James E. Rosenbaum
Part III: Teaching and Teacher Quality
State Policy Activity under NCLB: Adequate Yearly Progress and Highly Qualified Teachers
117(14)
Kerstin Carlson Le Floch
Professionalism under Siege: Teachers' Views of NCLB
131(22)
Steven Brint
Sue Teele
Teacher Quality, Educational Inequality, and the Organization of Schools
153(24)
Richard M. Ingersoll
Teaching Quality as a Problem of School Change
177(26)
Joan E. Talbert
Milbrey W. Mclaughlin
Part IV: School Choice and Parental Involvement
False Promises: The School Choice Provisions in NCLB
203(24)
Douglas Lee Lauen
When School Choice Leaves Many Children Behind: Implications for NCLB from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
227(16)
Roslyn Arlin Mickelson
Stephanie Southworth
Nonpromotional School Change and the Achievement of Texas Students: Possible Public School Choice Outcomes under NCLB
243(24)
A. Gary Dworkin
Jon Lorence
Research Meets Policy and Practice: How Are School Districts Addressing NCLB Requirements for Parental Involvement?
267(14)
Joyce L. Epstein
Getting Families Involved with NCLB: Factors Affecting Schools' Enactment of Federal Policy
281(16)
Steven B. Sheldon
Part V: Federal Involvement, NCLB, and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap
Learning from Philadelphia's School Reform: The Impact of NCLB and Related State Legislation
297(26)
Elizabeth Useem
Can NCLB Close Achievement Gaps?
323(20)
David J. Armor
Symbolic Uses of NCLB: Reaffirmation of Equality of Educational Opportunity or Delegitimization of Public Schools?
343(16)
Mary Haywood Metz
Conclusion: Sociological Perspectives on NCLB and Federal Involvement in Education
359(16)
Alan R. Sadovnik
A. Gary Dworkin
Adam Gamoran
Maureen Hallinan
Janelle Scott
Contributors 375(8)
Index 383