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Gibson, Adrienne; Wallace, John – Science Educator, 2006
The effects of recent moves toward national testing regimes are being felt at the classroom level, where teachers feel compelled to "teach to the tests." Thus, they are now accountable in two ways: to students (and their understandings) and to the public and to the school boards (for improving overall student test scores). It is important to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Student Evaluation
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Beresford, Rodney; Wallace, John – Science Educator, 1998
Reports on the process of reform in a school environmental education program from the perspective of a staff member hired at a high school under construction. Focuses on the recognition that a swamp area on the property is an important curriculum resource. (DDR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Environmental Education