Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Standards-based Education

Question: What is another view of the goal of standards-based education?

Answer/Quote: “Yet we can agree that standards are essential for helping teachers develop a clear sense of purpose and direction, thereby improving quality of instruction. When appropriately implemented and applied, curriculum standards assist educators in bringing focus and intention to their teaching.” P. 395.

Comment: One of the things I have noticed as I read professional articles in English education is that authors are often very good at framing the problem to be solved. Unfortunately, their solutions do not effectively resolve the problem. RayS.

Title: “Locating Standards That Elevate Individual and Social Development.” M Elias, et al. Language Arts (May 2010), 395-399.

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