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ERIC Number: EJ981477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Common Core: Rx for Change
Jaeger, Paige
School Library Monthly, v28 n7 p5-7 Apr 2012
When David Coleman, one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), spoke to New York educators, he stated that over the last forty years 8th grade reading scores have been flat. Despite doubling expenditures on classroom instruction, there has been little growth. Most educators are aware that what worked for the students of the 1950s does not work today. Transliterate students operate on a literacy platform that includes all types of media and information. When educators limit them to black-and-white print and lecture them in wooden seats, they tune out, disconnect, devalue the content, and see no meaningful application to their here-and-now. Educators must, therefore, repackage their delivery to address the needs of the 21st Century, transliterate, hyper-connected generation. Common Core wants educators to change their delivery (pedagogy) to engage the 21st-Century Learner, and librarians should be at the core. There are two essential shifts in the Common Core: (1) Content; and (2) Pedagogy. This article discusses a few prescriptions for change drawn from the Common Core.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York