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Hamilton, Laura S.; Stecher, Brian M.; Yuan, Kun – Center on Education Policy, 2008
Although becoming widespread, especially in view of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and without a universally-accepted definition, most discussions of standards-based reforms (SBR) include certain commonalities, including: (1) Academic expectations for students; (2) Alignment of key elements of the educational system to promote attainment of these…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, National Standards
Figueiredo, Eliane L.; Sisto, Fermino F. – 1997
The evolution of creative thought was examined, an examination that resulted in the construction of universal criteria for analysis and detailed evidence for the evolution of novelty, i.e. how children create knowledge. The collected data came from 200 students from the United States and 200 from Brazil. Each of the 10 age groups (from 4 to 13…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Creative Thinking, Creativity