EDUCATION REFORM: THE UNWINDING OF INTELLIGENCE AND CREATIVITY
'Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity' reviews the impact of economics, community, and inequality on educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broad scope. It
features cases and examples from schools in Australia, the USA, and Britain and covers effective teaching and learning, teacher pay and conditions, standardized testing and public and private (independent) schooling and universities as well as creativity. It also includes summaries of educational policies in many developed countries. Education systems which emphasize concern for early childhood, school leadership and respect for teachers are contrasted with ones based on standardized tests, private schools and sacking bad teachers.
Further details are at http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319019932 from where individual chapters and the book can be downloaded as an e-book.