ERIC Number: ED438621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Education in a New Era. 2000 ASCD Yearbook.
Brandt, Ronald S., Ed.
This book presents the writings of education experts who were asked to reflect on the 20th century, and then predict what educators could expect in the years ahead. For example, the 21st century will likely see new instructional models that attempt to integrate three areas of knowledge: experimental research on instruction, what is known from cognitive psychology about the nature of learning, and what can be gleaned from research on brain functioning. Greater depth and less superficial coverage will probably characterize the millennial curriculum, and society can expect to see network tools and digital devices that are designed specifically for education through alliances of researchers, practitioners, and commercial partners. It can be assumed that technological change will continue to accelerate and that such changes will produce social, political, and economic pressures that will demand responses from educational institutions. Some of the specific topics that are addressed here include governing the American dream of universal public education, the social construction of difference and the quest for educational equality, teaching and teacher development, 20th century advances in instruction, a curriculum for the new millennium, assessment in education, the evolving science of learning, technology in America's schools before and after Y2K, and progressive education in the 21st century. (Includes an index. Each article contains references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Prediction, Public Education, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.