ERIC Number: ED424639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Standards: From Policy to Practice. Controversial Issues in Education.
Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh
This book helps with the implementation of academic standards and reviews the reflections and experiences of educational leaders who have been pioneers in the standards movement. The text features a brief overview of some of the questions that surround the topic of standards for content and performance. These questions include: why do we need such standards?; what should students learn and in what manner?; how should standards be set and by whom?; are these standards solely for the college bound or are all students held to equally high expectations?; how should student performance on content standards be assessed?; and what implications do standards for content and performance have both for schools and teachers? Topics covered include standards in the context of democracy, standards-based mathematics reform in practice, equity in the standards movement, standards for English language learners, and English-as-a-second-language standards enacted. Each chapter features a brief introduction of the topic and the expert who is cited. (Contains 14 references and a selected bibliography.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Outcomes of Education
Corwin Press, Inc.,2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6622-9, $28.95; paper: ISBN-0-8039-6270-3, $12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A