ERIC Number: ED467778
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Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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Effective Rural Schools and National Board Professional Teaching Standards.
Barker, Bruce O.; Robinson, Kevin L.
The teacher standards movement and effective schools research movement both proclaim that all students can learn, irrespective of family background, wealth, gender, or ethnicity. Effective schools research promotes seven correlates as core to schools where students learn and achieve: clear school mission, high expectations for success, instructional leadership, frequent monitoring of student progress, opportunity to learn and student time on task, safe and orderly environment, and home and school relations. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) was formed to establish high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. It is dedicated to promoting respect and recognition for quality teaching. The NBPTS' five propositions of accomplished teaching include the following: teachers are committed to students and learning; teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach them; teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning; teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience; and teachers are members of learning communities. The NBPTS propositions link directly to the effective schools correlates. Attaining National Board certification is a professional honor. As teachers complete the certification process, they must continually connect their classroom practice and student learning to National Board standards. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
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