ERIC Number: ED445003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Assessing Different Philosophies of Instruction.
Many different philosophies of education have been recommended for improving the public schools. A look at the history of education in the United States shows that the one certainty is change. A perennial question is how high standards should be set. Related questions are those of aligning learning opportunities with the standards and constructing appropriate tests. Charter schools, vouchers, phonics and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and cooperative learning are among the strategies that have been proposed to improve public school education. Some advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed. Another frequently debated question is that of heterogeneous versus homogeneous grouping for instruction. New methods of assessment, including approaches that use portfolios, are advocated. All of these are issues that need study, analysis, and synthesis to develop improved educational practices. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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