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ERIC Number: EJ1058495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
The Problems with State Educational Standards
Moore, Randy; Jensen, Murray; Hatch, Jay
Science Education Review, v2 n3 p83.1-83.8 2003
Although prescribed standards for science education are the basis for educational reform in virtually all states in the United States, these standards are often problematic. Indeed, an emphasis on prescribed standards often (1) frustrates and inhibits good teachers, (2) marginalizes many at-risk students, (3) produces curricula that ignore fundamental ideas in science (e.g., many states' standards do not mention the word "evolution"), and (4) do not enhance teaching and learning. It is teachers, not prescribed standards, who are the most important ingredient of science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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