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ERIC Number: ED449085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 116
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National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology.
Brewer, Charles L., Ed.
In 1995, the American Psychological Association commissioned a task force to develop standards that identify what students in an introductory high school psychology course should learn. The task force's mission was to prepare a document that could be used by policymakers, educators, curriculum developers, parents, and other stakeholders to determine what high school psychology students should know and how they can demonstrate what they know. This publication is constructed to guide curriculum decisions by providing content and performance standards and to guide teachers in designing instruction to meet performance indicators. It provides recommendations for constructing, maintaining, and revising psychology curricula for a quality high school psychology education, and explains the importance of integrating diversity, technology, and active learning into the curriculum. The guide is organized into five parts: (1) "Context and History"; (2) "Standards"; (3) "Implementation Issues"; (4) "References"; and (5) "Resources." Following the standards is a sample unit plan that integrates the standards into a variety of lesson strategies. Appendixes provide resources. (BT)
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.