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ERIC Number: ED394688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Theory into Practice: Standards into Classrooms and into the Hands and Minds of Students. A Qualitative Research Project.
Mecum, Barb
To examine the effects of implementing standards in classrooms, a study analyzed interviews with teachers and students, student journals, student observations, and student responses on the standards Form. Subjects were 25 sophomore and junior class students participating in an integrated social studies and English curriculum being taught by the researcher. It was found that students: (1) were highly accepting of the standards; (2) could easily identify the goals of each lesson; (3) were confident in their teachers' ability to develop curricula meeting the standards; and (4) did not see much difference between pursuing standards and achieving a certain grade. Additional findings were that: (1) teachers use standards as long term planning guides; (2) standards are often employed in alternative educational programs; and (3) teachers often share standards with students. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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