ERIC Number: ED430276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Standards Teacher. Standards for Excellence in Education.
This document was written to help teachers understand how to implement standards in a professionally rewarding way. The essay describes how to refine curricular, instructional, and assessment decisions, and it provides selective reviews of standards' content areas. It addresses some of the basic questions that teachers ask, such as "What am I trying to teach?" and "Why am I teaching this?" The guide discusses benchmarks in standards and the importance of collaboration and technology in instituting standards. It looks at how standards can enhance professional growth by providing a body of professional knowledge that unifies teachers and enhances the sharing with colleagues of ideas and concerns. It discusses what standards mean for students, the role of the individual teacher and the standards teams in preplanning, and how planning practices are developed over time and are influenced by school policies and by what happens in the classroom on a daily basis. The guide emphasizes that standards are not to be used explicitly to determine curriculum and that standards should not be applied serially. It explores strategies for integrating curriculum and standards and offers some instructional strategies--such as inquiry teaching, cooperative learning, and discussion--to implement these strategies. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
Note: In: Standards for Excellence. [Multimedia Kit]., see EA 029 788.