ERIC Number: ED361276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
National Standards and Education Reform.
Kiernan, Henry, Ed.; Pyne, John, Ed.
Docket, Journal of the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies, Spr 1993
This theme issue of "The Docket" is devoted to national standards and their effects on education reform. National standards may provide the first real opportunity for schools to address the issues of student assessment and achievement. As the touchstone for educational equity, they may be the first real opportunity for teachers to influence the agenda for educational reform. This volume includes six articles on national standards. The first on systemic reform of schools, summarizes the need for systemic reform of education in the United States and the need for national standards as established by the U.S. Department of Education. The next article describes the efforts of the civics standards task force and the timetable for the completion of civics standards. The article on the National History Standards Project examines the process of working toward national consensus to define excellence in the teaching and learning of history in U.S. schools. In the article on geography standards, "geography for life" demonstrates why geography standards must be useful, enriching, and an enduring part of life-long learning. The vice president for the program of the National Council on Economic Education describes the creation of a coherent vision to teach what it means to be economically literate in a global economy. In the final article the chair of the National Council for the Social Studies Task Force explores the development of social studies standards within which discipline based standards efforts can contribute to citizenship education for the 21st century. (DK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Council for the Social Studies, Manahawkin.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey