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Will Standards Save Public Education? : A New Democracy Forum - 00 edition

Will Standards Save Public Education? : A New Democracy Forum (ISBN10: 0807004413; ISBN13: 9780807004418)
ISBN13: 978-0807004418
ISBN10: 0807004413

Summary: As usual, Deborah Meier has a fresh take on standardized tests. While other critics fault standardized tests and what they measure, Meier contests the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. This, she argues, sets up a terrible model for students because it doesn't allow their teachers to emerge as thoughtful, accountable adults, seriously engaged with the dynamics of their own schools, classrooms, and communities. In turn, the
students can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, accountable, creative adults and good citizens. Theodore Sizer, Abigail Thernstrom, Linda Nathan, and others respond.
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Summary: As usual, Deborah Meier has a fresh take on standardized tests. While other critics fault standardized tests and what they measure, Meier contests the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. This, she argues, sets up a terrible model for students because it doesn't allow their teachers to emerge as thoughtful, accountable adults, seriously engaged with the dynamics of their own schools, classrooms, and communities. In turn, the students can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, accountable, creative adults and good citizens. Theodore Sizer, Abigail Thernstrom, Linda Nathan, and others respond. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 00
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press, Inc.
Year Published: 2000
International: No

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