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Islam, Amirul – Journal of Education, 2019
Using feedback data from stakeholders, the study examines several aspects of the curriculum offered by a program offering entity (POE) in Bangladesh. Analysis of the data shows that the opinions of the stakeholders from various groups resonate together for evaluation areas like need assessment, curriculum mapping, and feedback mechanism. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Curriculum Development, Feedback (Response), Stakeholders
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Hess, Frederick M.; Petrilli, Michael J. – Journal of Education, 2004
On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law. Surrounded by smiling members of the Democratic and Republican leadership, the President declared, "as of this hour, America's schools will be on a new path of reform, and a new path of results". NCLB brought sweeping changes to the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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McTighe, Joe – Journal of Education, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act has had a pervasive effect on American education in its drive to bring about improvement in student achievement through assessment and accountability. In its standards-based approach to reform, measurement by standardized tests is everything. In this article, the author discusses the issue of private school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Private Schools, Accountability, Educational Change
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Fritzberg, Gregory J. – Journal of Education, 2003
The "No Child Left Behind" act passed during the term of President George W. Bush, which requires every school to make adequate yearly progress toward academic proficiency for all its students, is critically evaluated.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Accountability
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Davis, Robert B. – Journal of Education, 1996
Argues that classroom practice in mathematics should be directly related to a theory of learning, but, although requisite theories do exist, there appears to be no single unified theory at the present time. Recent innovations in classroom practice are discussed. (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Goldenberg, E. Paul – Journal of Education, 1996
Presents one approach to teaching that involves taking particular ways of thinking seriously and giving them top priority among various principles one needs for organizing mathematics (or other) curricula, allowing teachers to directly help students acquire selected thinking skills and aid acquisition of concepts, skills, and facts in content…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fitzgerald, J. Franklin – Journal of Education, 1996
Argues that the development of reasoning ability--a major goal of education--should start in the intermediate grades with curriculum materials that include simple proofs. How the proofs concept for developing reasoning skills works in mathematics instruction is explored. (GR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Improvement, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Education
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Greenes, Carole – Journal of Education, 1995
Introduces the constructivist theory of mathematical learning, and illustrates its application in a curriculum focusing on fundamental concepts. How knowledge is constructed, how concepts mature, and what it means to learn and to know mathematics are presented. Pedagogical implications of adopting a constructivist perspective on knowledge and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Gagnon, Paul – Journal of Education, 1994
Argues the case for common national standards in K-12 public schools, explains why past national standardization efforts have stumbled, and explores what currently needs to be done as well as the perceived obstacles. The author concludes by explaining why the issue of common national academic standards is related to equality of opportunity. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Sewall, Gilbert T. – Journal of Education, 1994
Recalls a previous attempt, via the Committee of Ten, to set national academic standards in American high schools 100 years earlier, describes the effort's defeat, and explains how the objections raised then are much like the ones being raised today. The author argues that the need for national academic standards is more urgent now than ever…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Economic Change, Educational Change
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Stotsky, Sandra – Journal of Education, 1994
Views the 1994 national civics standards document as a challenging frame of vital themes and questions for school curricula in the humanities and social sciences. The author considers why this set of standards may be the most important one for schools and why they may be the most difficult to implement, even by motivated school administrators. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Pluralism
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Smith, Ralph A. – Journal of Education, 1994
Discusses perceived problems in the proposed National Standards of Arts Education. According to the author, the greatest concerns are with the political correctness evident in the Standards, its penchant for interdisciplinary studies, and its inflated rhetoric and utopianism. It is suggested that the standards do not take art education seriously…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement
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Bicouvaris, Mary V. – Journal of Education, 1994
Presents the case for a consensus-driven approach to setting subject matter standards for history education. The author argues that the National History Standard Project, designed to broaden the scope of U.S. and world history education, has carried out the original intent of its funders, rejected one-sidedness, and achieved a compromise that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cooperation, Criticism, Educational Improvement
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Fonte, John D. – Journal of Education, 1994
Criticizes the National Standards in World History because they do not consider what American high school students need most to learn about world history given the limited time allotted to each subject. The author argues that the standards minimize the intellectual and political history of the West, poorly conceptualize the 20th century, and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bias, Curriculum, Educational Improvement
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Greenes, Carole E. – Journal of Education, 1994
Examines the public school partnership between Boston University and Chelsea (Massachusetts) designed to improve the educational quality of its schools. Partnership goals and implementation plans are described, and the partnership's plans for helping to prepare the children to learn and teachers to teach are addressed. Financial, administrative,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement
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