Achieving High Educational Standards for All by National Research Council

By National Research Council

This quantity summarizes quite a number medical views at the very important aim of accomplishing excessive academic criteria for all scholars. in line with a convention held on the request of the U.S. division of schooling, it addresses 3 questions: What growth has been made in advancing the schooling of minority and deprived scholars because the ancient Brown v. Board of schooling determination approximately 50 years in the past? What does study say concerning the purposes of successes and screw ups? What are many of the thoughts and practices that carry the promise of manufacturing persevered advancements? the amount attracts at the conclusions of a couple of very important contemporary NRC reviews, together with How humans examine, fighting studying problems in teenagers, wanting to examine, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, between others. It contains an summary of the convention displays and discussions, the views of the 2 co-moderators, and a suite of heritage papers on extra particular concerns.

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This principle was articulated by the many speakers at the conference and preconference workshops who underscored the importance of research-based reforms. Phyllis Hunter described her collaboration with researcher Barbara Foorman in implementing a research-based reading program in Houston and later throughout the State of Texas. Like several other speakers, she emphasized that the success of research-based reforms depends on developing a partnership among researchers, administrators, and teachers that is based on mutual respect.

This is because school achievement requires a particular kind of learning. In school, children are taught to read, write, do arithmetic, sit in chairs at desks, not talk very much, line up, make friends, and do what 40 CONFERENCE SUMMARY the teacher says. Some children learn early things that help prepare them for school, while other children learn different things that may not be helpful in school. For example, children who gain experience at home or in preschool with counting, distributing, and reflecting about quantity are likely to be successful with arithmetic.

SOURCE: Council of Economic Advisers (2000:135). 17 CHAPTER 2: EDUCATION AND THE CHANGING NATION and gateway to careers that offer a reasonable opportunity for economic security. In light of this, the persistent racial/ethnic and economic disparities in achievement pose a serious threat to the American ideal of equal opportunity for all. ” America’s schools still are far from reaching the goal of enabling all students to achieve to high academic standards. S. Department of Education, 2000b:128).

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