ERIC Number: EJ564670
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Are Teachers Stupid?--Setting and Meeting Standards in Social Studies.
Nelson, Murry R.
Social Studies, v89 n2 p66-70 Mar-Apr 1998
Argues that the national standards movement is predicated on the notion that teachers are stupid. Criticizes the standards as being unworkable, often irrelevant, and emphasizing low-level data and memorization. Claims the standards are doomed to fail because they attempt to "teacher proof" the "right" information.(MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Conservatism, Criticism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Outcomes of Education, Politics of Education, Role of Education, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A