ERIC Number: ED395651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Student Standards for the Primary Academy: The Edison Project.
Edison Project, New York, NY.
The Edison Project provides the design for a new kind of school, one that keeps pace with the social and technological changes children will encounter. The Edison school design, which is highly ambitious and encourages fundamental change in schools, proposes a rich and challenging curriculum for all students; a professional environment for teachers; more effective use of time by students, teachers, and administrators; technology for an information age; and careful assessment that provides real accountability. At the heart of the Edison school design are world-class standards that set forth what students should know and be able to do in order to be active, contributing participants in the world. The standards communicate high expectations to students, teachers, and parents, and bring coherence to the overall school design. They also serve as the basis for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This book describes the standards for one of the six academies which make up the Edison school design, the Primary Academy, which serves children in kindergarten through grade two. The standards described respect children's intellectual, social, and developmental needs, and are organized into the following five parts: (1) humanities and the arts; (2) mathematics and science; (3) character and ethics; (4) physical fitness and health; and (5) practical arts and skills. The standards are illustrated with descriptions of the approach to each area; examples of classroom projects and activities; outstanding books, performances, and other materials; and ongoing assessment activities through which students demonstrate their growing knowledge and skills. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Daily Living Skills, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Curriculum, Ethics, Fine Arts, Health, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Fitness, Practical Arts, Primary Education, Sciences, Social Sciences, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edison Project, New York, NY.