Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

The Leader’s Guide to Standards: A Blue Print for Educational Equity and Excellence


reviewed by Kim Song — 2003

coverTitle: The Leader’s Guide to Standards: A Blue Print for Educational Equity and Excellence
Author(s): Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787964026, Pages: 358, Year: 2002
Search for book at Amazon.com

The relationship between standards-based learning and student learning improvement has generated a number of issues.  Many teachers have been reluctant to embrace the standards-based curriculum movement as a fundamental approach to the betterment of education; instead they regard the standards as an administrative imperative.  Twenty years ago it was unthinkable that we would see a major push for national and state standards. As Reeves notes at the outset, over the past decade, many public schools in the United States, and “throughout the world, have transformed their approach to assessing student performance from the tradition of comparing students to one another to comparing students to academic standards” (p. xv). However, many educators including administrators and teachers, parents, legislators, and students have misunderstood the roles of standards in relation to the improvement of students’ learning. In his book, Reeves tries to persuade educational leaders to improve student learning and close the achievement gap by adopting standards as a guide for planning, implementing, and assessing the curriculum. The book consists of three... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase The Leader’s Guide to Standards: A Blue Print for Educational Equity and Excellence
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1321-1323
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11094, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 7:27:23 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Kim Song
    University of Missouri
    E-mail Author
    KIM H. SONG is an Assistant Professor at University of Missouri – St. Louis in the College of Education, Division of Teaching and Learning. Her area of interest is standards-based performance assessment especially in the areas of social studies education, closing the achievement gap in teacher education programs, and electronic portfolio development. One of her recent publications is "Achievement gap in pre-service teachers in urban settings", with Christiansen, F., in Research in Education (2001).
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS