By J. T. Sandefur (auth.), Jerry B. Ayers, Mary F. Berney (eds.)
J. T. Sandefur Western Kentucky collage American's skill to compete in global markets is eroding. The productiveness development of our rivals outdistances our personal. The capability of our financial system to supply a excessive lifestyle for all our humans is more and more unsure. As jobs requiring little ability are automatic or move offshore and insist raises for the hugely expert, the pool of proficient and expert humans grows smaller and the backwater of the unemployable rises. huge numbers of yank youngsters are in limbo--ignorant of the previous and unprepared for the long run. Many are shedding out--notjust out of school--but out of efficient society. those should not my phrases. they're a direct quote from the administrative precis of the Carnegie discussion board record on schooling and the economic system entitled A kingdom ready: lecturers for the twenty first Century (p. 2, 1986). This document was once stimulated via 4 reasons: 1. To remind american citizens, over again, of the commercial demanding situations urgent us on both sides; 2. to claim the primacy of schooling because the beginning of financial development, equivalent chance and a shared nationwide imaginative and prescient; three. To reaffirm that the educating career is the easiest desire for developing new criteria of excellence because the hallmark of yank schooling; and four. to indicate striking window of chance lies ahead of us within the subsequent decade to reform schooling, a chance that won't manifest itself back till good into the following century.
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Criterion 1 of Standard I. A. " If a program is to reflect "systematic design" and to have "coherence" between the various 31 elements, it must be conceptualized as a whole entity, not just a collection of courses. Furthermore, the program should have a central focus or an organizing theme. Short (1987) has described the need for a unifying concept or theme in the following statements: The use of design criteria in dev~loping curriculum plans for teacher education is based on the assumption that a program should exhibit conceptual integrity and structural unity ....
In practice, a program faculty might judge the adequacy of their collection of knowledge base source documents with respect to Standard I. A. by asking the following question: For each performance area/knowledge domain identified: o o Are the documents of both classic and current research? Are important theory and scholarly inquiry documents included? 39 o Are key documents that convey what the program faculty consider essential wisdom of practice present? Even though some performance areas or knowledge domains may not have key documents in all three of the above categories, whether knowledge documents do or do not exist in all categories should be addressed in the evaluation process.
1. Plan a series of lessons that include appropriate learning outcomes, learner activities, and assessment techniques, given a curriculum and student data. Suggested evaluation processes for these lessons include (a) a written application test demonstrating lesson planning skills and (b) the examination of lesson plans prepared for student teaching. 2. Provide appropriate responses to learners during lesson development. Classroom observation with instrumentation is the suggested evaluation process.