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Critical Examination of Issues in Education

Contemporary Topics

Behavior management

Character Education

Cognitivism

Constructivism

Differentiated Instruction

Disproportionality

Diversity

Equal Access

Exceptional children

Gender Equity

Multiculturalism

Race and ethnicity in schools

Social/Emotional Literacy

Values Education

Educational Methodology

Blended learning

Evidence-based practice

Inclusion (not Self-contained)

Inquiry Teaching

Mental Models

Project-based learning

Assessment of student outcomes

 

 

 

Organizations

NYSED (New York State Education Department)   http://www.nysed.gov

NYSTART (New York State Testing And Accountability Reporting Tool)  https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb/

ASCD ((formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)  http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx

Analyzing Schools/Districts

The following is a list of topics to consider when analyzing a school district.  For information on spedific schools, try the links under the  "Organizations" tab or go the school's Web site.

      Mission Statement

     Guiding Ideas

     Shared Vision

     Curriculum alignment (with goals)

     Demographics

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