Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Teaching the New Basic Skills Principles for Educating Children to Thrive in a Changing Economy

by Richard J. Murnane

  • ISBN: 9780684827391
  • ISBN10: 0684827395

Teaching the New Basic Skills Principles for Educating Children to Thrive in a Changing Economy

by Richard J. Murnane

  • List Price: $44.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish date: 09/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780684827391
  • ISBN10: 0684827395
used Add to Cart $1.66
You save: 96%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $31.74
You save: 28%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: Fifteen years ago, a U.S. high school diploma was a ticket to the middle class. No longer. The skills required to earn a decent income have changed radically. The skills taught in most U.S. schools have not. Today the average 30-year-old person with a high school diploma earns $20,200, and the nation faces of future of growing inequality and division. Teaching the New Basic Skills shows how to avoid such a future. By telling stories of real people in real businesses and real schools, the book shows the skills students need to get decent jobs and how schools can change to teach those skills. Richard Murnane and Frank Levy begin by describing the hiring processes of best practice firms like Northwestern Mutual Life and Honda of America. In today's competitive economy, these firms search for applicants with the New Basic Skills - the mix of hard and soft skills that all high-wage employers now require. Murnane and Levy then shift their analysis to schools, asking how they can more effectively teach these New Basic Skills. By using case studies the authors show that popular school reform proposals - higher standards, school choice, national standards, charter schools, more money - can only be the first half of a solution to the nation's school problem. When they work as advertised, they force a school to change the way it does business. But each of these reforms needs a second half, a strategy for guiding schools toward the changes that raise student skills. The authors show how that strategy rests on five management principles that focus a school on student achievement. These principles grow out of the experiences of real schools doing the dirty work of educational reform: an elementaryschool in East Austin, Texas organizing low-income Hispanic parents around higher educational performance, an affluent New England community retraining its teachers, the state of Vermont devising new ways to measure the math skills employers require, a Boston high school creating incentives for low-income minority students to devote more time and attention to schoolwork.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: 2VBooks
Location: Derwood, MD
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 272 p. Audience: General/trade. No previous owner's name
Price:
$1.66
Comments:
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 272 p. Audience: General/trade. No previous owner's name
Seller: Idaho Youth Ranch Books
Location: Boise, ID
Condition: Good
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are
[...]
Price:
$1.75
Comments:
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are
[...]
Seller: Never Enough Stuff
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0684827395. Book is Very Good+ (plus). Appears book never read. Clean and
[...]
Price:
$2.81
Comments:
0684827395. Book is Very Good+ (plus). Appears book never read. Clean and
[...]
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Orion Tech
Location: Arlington, TX
Condition: New
Price:
$4.78
Comments:
Seller: Books From California
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Condition: Very Good
Dust jacket shows light wear. Pages are clean and intact. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Price:
$4.80
Comments:
Dust jacket shows light wear. Pages are clean and intact. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Gulf Coast Books
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: New
Price:
$5.87
Comments:
Seller: borgasorus
Location: Wright City, MO Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Light dirt, wear, fading
[...]
Price:
$6.99
Comments:
No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Light dirt, wear, fading
[...]
Seller: Zoar Books & Gallery
Location: Rowe, MA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
6" X 8.75." 250 pages. An optimistic guide to the future and a must read.
Price:
$7.30
Comments:
6" X 8.75." 250 pages. An optimistic guide to the future and a must read.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$7.71
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: VILLAGE IDIOT'S BOOKS
Location: Durham, NH
Condition: Like New
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING WITH A FULL 1-10 PRINT LINE. NO NAMES OR MARKS
[...]
Price:
$10.73
Comments:
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING WITH A FULL 1-10 PRINT LINE. NO NAMES OR MARKS
[...]
Seller: Bradley's Books
Location: Florence, CO
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Book Free Press, 1996 Hard Cover As New/As New. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. New York, NY, U.S.A. Free Press, The, Hard Cover. Very Good/
Price:
$11.20
Comments:
Book Free Press, 1996 Hard Cover As New/As New. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. New York, NY, U.S.A. Free Press, The, Hard Cover. Very Good/
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$16.55
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Robinson Street Books
Location: Binghamton, NY
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Prompt shipment, with tracking. From Publishers Weekly According to Murnane,
[...]
Price:
$16.87
Comments:
Prompt shipment, with tracking. From Publishers Weekly According to Murnane,
[...]
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$24.67
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).