ERIC Number: EJ576474
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Standards, Accountability, and School Reform: Perils and Pitfalls.
Sheldon, Kennon M.; Biddle, Bruce J.
Teachers College Record, v100 n1 p164-80 Fall 1998
Examines current debates about educational standards, accountability, and school reform from the perspective of Deci and Ryan's Self-Determination Theory. Research reveals various perils associated with rigid standards, narrow accountability, and tangible sanctions that can debase student and teacher motivation and performance. Alternative strategies for reform are suggested which emphasize trust, teacher professionalism, and responsive education for students. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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