By Elizabeth Demarest
In her new booklet, Betty Demarest describes a daring schedule for schooling reform—one that's firmly grounded in a synthesis of academic examine approximately studying, educating, and the contexts of schooling. The author’s “learning-centered” framework contains: (1) a extensive and balanced set of schooling objectives, (2) a multi-faceted suggestion of accomplishment, (3) lecture room skill for studying, (4) systemic means and infrastructure, (5) shared, reciprocal responsibility, and (6) platforms of a number of tests. New research-based ideas in those six components are severely in comparison to older innovations in the back of standards-based reform and No baby Left Behind.
- A accomplished, replacement framework for destiny schooling reform that makes a speciality of bettering the center academic practices of studying, instructing, content material, and leadership.
- A federal function that emphasizes significant partnerships instead of top-down control.
- A critique of earlier criteria and current accountability-based frameworks, with implications of the learning-centered framework for destiny nationwide coverage, particularly ESEA
- An operational definition of academic potential, a re-conceptualization of responsibility, and a pointy reversal of the relative emphasis put on those strategies.
Elizabeth J. Demarestis an schooling advisor residing in Alexandria, Virginia. She was once previously with the U.S. division of schooling and the nationwide schooling Association.
“Betty Demarest sincerely defines a learning-centered framework for bettering coverage and perform. Practitioners can enjoy the concepts outlining a transparent pathway for remodeling to learning-centered perform in our nation’s classrooms.” —Gerald N. Tirozzi, government director, nationwide organization of Secondary university Principals
“Betty Demarest’s deep adventure with learn and coverage improvement permits her to re-envision reform at many degrees, all in accordance with study proof for legitimate techniques and practices of educating and studying. This ebook is a welcome present to policymakers and practitioners.”
—Roland Tharp, learn professor, college of California, Berkeley
“Demarest presents a research-based starting place for trained dialogue and debate as Congress renews federal schooling legislation. Her synthesis of key matters may still offer a kick off point for any severe dialogue of ways ahead in federal schooling policy.”
—Mary Haywood Metz, professor emerita, college of Wisconsin–Madison
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