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Hardwick, Susan W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the content, skills, and perspectives specified for preservice teacher education in the National Geography Standards are essential for dissemination of the Standards to classrooms across the nation. Presents a model curriculum based on this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Lehman, Paul R. – Music Educators Journal, 1994
Maintains that the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) achieved an important symbolic victory by being a primary developer of the National Standards for Arts Education. Presents and discusses five issues related to the Goals 2000 program in general and the standards related to music education in particular. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Aesthetic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Nummedal, Susan G.; Halpern, Diane F. – Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Introduces a theme issue focusing on teaching critical thinking through college psychology courses. Defines critical thinking and asserts that "learning to think" has been called the central purpose of education. Refers to the Goals 2000 program and its emphasis on thinking skills. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development
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Jones, Arnita A. – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Asserts that professors of U.S. history have an important stake in the publication of standards for teaching history in the public schools. Discusses the development of the standards and controversies that emerged. Concludes that college historians will benefit if the voluntary standards are implemented. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Binch, Norman – Journal of Art and Design Education, 1994
Emphasizes the importance of providing some curriculum aspects in which students experience a sense of ownership. Compares the English National Curriculum with a national assessment instrument to determine which instructional methods are preferred. Speculates on potential routes into higher education for secondary students. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Art Teachers, British National Curriculum
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Karjala, H. Eugene – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Compares music education programs in England and the United States. Outlines differences in curriculum development, preservice and inservice teacher education, and the impact of the English National Curriculum. Discusses implication for U.S. music education. (CFR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Appleby, Joyce – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Maintains that the National History Standards are a collaboration among classroom teachers, scholars, and curriculum specialists. Discusses the process used to develop the history standards. Asserts that the most contentious issue was the treatment of western civilization in the presentation of historical criteria. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Rogers, Maggie; Plaster, Jacky – Journal of Art and Design Education, 1994
Highlights issues in teaching art curriculum courses in preservice teacher education. Discusses student self-confidence and conditions that are barriers to active engagement in art activities. Describes how preservice art teachers can develop personal autonomy and become reflective teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Art Education, Art Teachers, British National Curriculum