ERIC Number: ED423599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Standards from Document to Dialogue.
The text's primary purpose is to influence the actions of local school leaders, and it argues that standards-based reform is as much about confronting strongly held beliefs and values about schooling as it is about creating standards, documents, and assessment tools. Examples of organizational learning activities designed to increase individual and organizational capacity to initiate and sustain standards-based school practices are offered. The text opens with an overview of the promise of standards-based reform, offering advice on what the standards should be and how they will affect teachers' work. The booklet claims that a new mental model is needed, and it describes what students, teachers, and schools would have to do in a standards-based system. The third section features a series of exercises to help explain the issues surrounding standards, including the case for common, explicit standards, what is meant by "all students," the implications of standards-based reform, and the dilemmas inherent in standards setting. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Additional funding received from the Stuart Foundations.