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Tinkering toward Utopia

A Century of Public School Reform

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PAPERBACK

$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674892835

Publication Date: 03/25/1997

Short

192 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 halftones

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  • Prologue: Learning from the Past
  • 1. Progress or Regress?
  • 2. Policy Cycles and Institutional Trends
  • 3. How Schools Change Reforms
  • 4. Why the Grammar of Schooling Persists
  • 5. Reinventing Schooling
  • Epilogue: Looking toward the Future
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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