ERIC Number: EJ725606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 22
Place-Based Education in the Standards-Based Reform Era--Conflict or Complement?
Jennings, Nancy; Swidler, Steve; Koliba, Christopher
American Journal of Education, v112 n1 p44 Nov 2005
In this article we discuss the relationship between place-based education and standards-based reforms. Using an initiative in Vermont to include place-based standards into the state's curricular frameworks, we examine state policy makers' and practitioners' views of state standards and place-based curriculum. Furthermore, we explore the ways in which the practitioners view the impact of both of these curricular efforts on their classroom practices. We challenge the common view of incompatibility between state standards and locally responsive curriculum and offer instead a view of complementarity.
Descriptors: Education, State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Education, Educational Practices, Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont