ERIC Number: ED384142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Best Practices Descriptors.
In April 1993, the Assistant Director-General of the quality-assurance review program in New South Wales, Australia, established guidelines, called "best practices descriptors," to provide schools with collaboratively developed statements that reflect the characteristics of an effective school or classroom. The statements will provide a framework for the evaluation of schools during the school-review process. This paper focuses on the development of the descriptor statements in the domain of teaching and learning, which were formulated during several meetings of the writing group for that domain. The group developed three major categories--the learning environment, student learning, and teaching practices--and next elicited feedback from teachers. During this school-consultation period, schools reported that they used the descriptor statements to debate the business of teaching and learning; to generate professional discussion; and to develop pointers of observable classroom practice. Widespread consultation with all stakeholder groups is scheduled for 1994. Appendices contain information on and a figure depicting experimental learning styles. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Dept. of School Education, Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia