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Gewertz, Catherine – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
For years, educators have been trying to free history instruction from the mire of memorization and propel it with the kinds of inquiry that drive historians themselves. The common core standards may offer more impetus for districts and schools to adopt that brand of instruction. A study of one such approach suggests that it can yield a triple…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Thinking Skills
Haynes, Mariana – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
For the United States to compete in a global knowledge economy, high schools need to improve dramatically. Young people leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills required for career and college success. Beginning in the 1980s, reports such as "A Nation at Risk" documented the links between education, reading and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Federal Government, Government Role