ERIC Number: ED458165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching across Borders.
Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed.
Basic Education, v46 n2 Oct 2001
This theme issue of "Basic Education" considers the importance of studying and comparing student work and educational practice in different countries, in particular as a vehicle to further the professional development of teachers. The first article, "International Studies of Education: Why Should We Care?" (William H. Schmidt; Leland S. Cogan), considers what the practical importance might be of studying educational practices in different countries and concludes that the real value of international studies lies not in the comparisons themselves but rather in the insights gained into U.S. practices and how they might be changed. The second article, "Windows on Thinking: Examining Student Work" (Karen S. Roberts), considers the impact of the Schools Around the World (SAW) online seminars, which provide teachers with structured opportunities to reflect upon student work, noting the power of the process to take participants to a "deeper state of self-reflection" upon their own teaching. The third article, "Schools Around the World" (Johnny Calder), offers a principal's perspective on the participation of fourth-grade teachers in SAW seminars, through which the teachers examined and compared student work and standards in South Carolina with that in other countries, expanding their knowledge of standards and teaching applications and transforming their perspectives on their own instruction and assessment. The last article, "Portugal Perspective on Project SAW" (Sarita Palma Baracho; Maria do Patrocinio Esteves), explores how the author/educators' department's participation in SAW became a vehicle for the professional development of teachers through cooperative elaboration of assessment instruction. (BT)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Professional Development, Standards
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Portugal; South Carolina