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ERIC Number: ED443856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 12
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Assessment and Stability in the Midst of Accelerated Change.
Ediger, Marlow
A central and repeated idea in education is the continuous need for change. This paper explores how to assess the ways change can be incorporated into the curriculum, and why stability is also important. The example of team teaching shows the way a concept may become accepted as a "fact" in spite of many weaknesses of the approach. Trends in education do not come and go rapidly, but fads do. Several examples are given of each, and suggestions are made for identifying what should be stable and what should be changed. Caution is recommended in adopting new ideas, but it is emphasized that educators must remain ready to accept changes that bring real benefits. The educator should stand firm until convinced that the reform is really headed in a positive direction. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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