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Webb, L. Dean – Legal Memorandum, 1983
A growing emphasis on teacher accountability, coupled with declining enrollments and reduced revenues, has increased the importance of teacher evaluations as a basis for staffing decisions, even though there is no clear definition of teacher effectiveness. Accordingly, legal standards are provided for the procedural and substantive issues of due…
Descriptors: Accountability, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Mehaffy, George L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Contends recent efforts in social studies reform have been mostly rhetorical and have not changed day-to-day work of teachers. Argues changes in teaching and learning may be real reform story of 1980s and 1990s. Describes work of the National Council for the Social Studies Task Force on Teaching and Learning and predicts it will have significant…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education