ERIC Number: ED394923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Pacific Standards for Excellence in Teaching, Assessment and Professional Development. Pacific Standards for Excellence Series.
Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium.
Based on research and the work of groups engaged in mathematics and science education reform, this document describes the teaching, assessment, and professional development necessary for practitioners in the Pacific region to bring about mathematical and scientific literacy by improving the interaction among students, teachers, and content. The introduction describes six characteristics of effective mathematics and science teachers, the importance of mathematics and science literacy, and shifts in education in these fields; it also includes a discussion of learning. The 12 teaching standards describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes teachers should have to successfully help students achieve literacy. The nine assessment standards describe the essential characteristics of quality assessment of student learning and the principles which guide assessment decision making. Also covered are assessment and the vision for Pacific students, a story about standards in action, and discussions of purposes of assessment, types of assessment and the interaction of culture and assessment. The seven professional development standards that conclude the document describe a variety of means through which teachers can develop, maintain, and enhance their skills. Appendixes contain a glossary and a bibliography of sources of more information on the Pacific Standards. (Contains 18 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Professional Development, Regional Planning, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Standards, Teacher Student Relationship
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 500, Honolulu, HI 96813-4321.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium.