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Garcia, Juanita; Donmoyer, Robert – Theory Into Practice, 2005
This article focuses on the concept of external technical assistance and the practices associated with the concept. More specifically, the focus is on how those who do not work in a school on a regular basis might help the school's staff improve student performance and eliminate the achievement gap. The first part of this article challenges…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Technical Assistance, Educational Change
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Donmoyer, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1995
Reviews issues related to systemic reform, indicating their manifestation in the National Research Council's proposed National Science Education Standards. The paper suggests that the unifying vision is vague and does not provide a foundation for revised educational decision making, and it discusses the viability of the notion of systemic reform.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards
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Donmoyer, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1993
Discusses fairness in student evaluation, focusing on art criticism as a metaphor in which the evaluator transforms into something akin to an art critic. The article explains what the art criticism approach looks like in the classroom and describes the process of art criticism (description, analysis, interpretation, judgment). )SM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Criticism, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education