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Standards, Instructional Objectives and Curriculum Design: A Complex Relationship

Subjects: Curriculum Design; Educational Policy; Educational History

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v100 n6 p8-12 Mar 2019. 5 pp.

  • Abstract: Since the beginning of U.S. public school systems, educators and policy makers have debated what kinds of knowledge and skills that all schoolchildren should ... As Provided

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Competency Education Offers Promise and Peril for Students

Subjects: Competency Based Education; Curriculum Implementation; FidelityCalifornia

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n2 p27-29 Oct 2015. 3 pp.

  • Abstract: Lindsay Unified School District (California) exemplifies the promise of competency education (or performance-based education, as it is called locally). Since beginning its transition to the ... As Provided

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How Can Schools Boost Students' Self-Regulation?

Subjects: Self Management; Metacognition; Youth OpportunitiesMassachusetts; New York; Oregon

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n2 p33-38 Oct 2013. 6 pp.

  • Abstract: A striking convergence of research, documentation, commentary, and policy in the past five years strongly suggests that an almost exclusive focus on academic knowledge and ... As Provided

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Being Careful about Character

Subjects: Values Education; Cognitive Ability; Cognitive DevelopmentNo Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n2 p44, 46 Oct 2013. 2 pp.

  • Abstract: In this essay the author argues that today's resurgent focus on noncognitive skills, especially for low-income students, may unfairly mask cognitive deficiencies and work to ... As Provided

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From Olympics to Education Reform.

Subjects: Alternative Teacher Certification; Board of Education Role; Collective BargainingUtahNo Child Left Behind Act 2001

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v84 n10 p725-26 Jun 2003.

  • Abstract: Discusses Utah's competency-based education bill (S.B. 154). Includes graduation requirements, role of local boards, task force charge, alternative teacher certification, state education summit, state board ...

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Standards and Teacher Quality: Entering the New Millennium.

Subjects: Accreditation (Institutions); Accrediting Agencies; Administrator Education

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v81 n8 p612-16,621 Apr 2000.

  • Abstract: Candidates at schools of education accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) will be expected to show mastery of their fields' ...

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Goals 2000: What's in a Name?

Subjects: Competency Based Education; Competition; ConservatismGoals 2000

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v81 n5 p345-55 Jan 2000.

  • Abstract: Goals 2000 is the offspring of "A Nation at Risk," a 1983 teacher- and school-bashing report. IBM CEO Louis Gerstner named the problem and defined the solution, ...

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Standards for Standards-Based Accountability Systems.

Subjects: Accountability; Competency Based Education; Context Effect

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v81 n3 p209-14 Nov 1999.

  • Abstract: Presents content standards for performance-based accountability systems, which should not be driven by a single indicator. Systems must consider school context and individual student differences; ...

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Academic Journal

The Emperor Redux: Extending the Minnesota Metaphor.

Subjects: Academic Standards; Competency Based Education; Educational ChangeMinnesota

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v80 v5 p387-92 Jan 1999.

  • Abstract: Debra Eckerman's response to the author's May 1998 "Kappan" article shows she sincerely, but mistakenly believes that the Minnesota standards-based reform movement will raise academic expectations ...

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The "Naked Truth" Isn't Very Revealing: A Response to Wade Nelson on School Reform in Minnesota.

Subjects: Academic Standards; Competency Based Education; Educational ChangeMinnesota

  • Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v80 n5 p383-87 Jan 1999.

  • Abstract: A participant in Minnesota's standards-based reform initiative claims Wade Nelson, in his May 1998 "Kappan" article, is misinformed about teachers' exclusion from this movement. The standards ...

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