In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation's underperforming schools, the voices of America's best teachers are seldom heard. Now for the first time, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America's most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert pedagogical know-how and fresh and provocative policy ideas to the national school reform debate. Together they identify four emergent realities that will shape the learning experience of children born in the New Millennium, and propose six levers of change that can ignite a bright future for students by ensuring they all have access to excellent teaching.What he observed was the countrya#39;s only formal high-stakes test, an eight- hour exam given once at the end of 10th grade. ... Herea#39;s an excerpt from Billa#39;s report: Denmarka#39;s final exams are probably the most responsible system of student assessment that Ia#39;ve ever seen in action. ... In the sessions that I observeda both English examsathere were packets of materials on 20 different topics ranging fromanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Press - 2011-01-01|