ERIC Number: ED479657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Preparing Preservice Teachers To Use Educational Standards.
This paper states that a major challenge in preparing future educators is preparing them to teach their specific content areas while recognizing how curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned with the state standards. Some recommendations for accomplishing these ends are to have teachers in training: (1) recognize that the content standards, as developed by states in most major subject areas, describe what K-12 students should be able to accomplish; (2) communicate the importance of standards (which can be learned by examining model school districts and reading state standards); (3) experience ways to apply the standards; (4) become confident in the usage of standards (by participating in group discussions and required projects); and (5) recognize how to evaluate student progress in a standards-based approach (understanding the connections of curriculum, instruction, and assessment while incorporating standards). (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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