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Educational Excellence Network

Works: 12 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 812 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Textbooks  Periodicals 
Roles: Other
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Most widely held works about Educational Excellence Network
Most widely held works by Educational Excellence Network
The state of the nation's public schools : a conference report( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group project of Phi Delta Kappa, the Institute for Educational Leadership & the Educational Excellence Network
Building a history curriculum : guidelines for teaching history in schools by Bradley Commission on History in Schools( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bradley Commission on History in Schools was created in 1987 in response to concern over the inadequacy of the history taught in U.S. elementary and secondary classrooms. This history curriculum guideline was designed by the Bradley Commission to aid those responsible for making curricula related decisions to realize the manifest importance of developing and maintaining a vigorous history curriculum. The Commission recommends that: (1) historical studies should focus on thematic context and chronological perspective to develop critical judgment capabilities; (2) the curricular time required to develop genuine understanding in history programs be considerably greater than that currently allowed; (3) the k-6 social studies curriculum be history-centered; (4) no fewer than four years of history be required between grades 7 and 12; (5) this curriculum should include the historical experiences of peoples from all parts of the world and all constituent parts of those societies; and (6) a substantial program of history, with suitable structure and content, be required for certification of social studies teachers in middle and high schools. Thirty-two topics are suggested for the study of U.S. history, world civilization, and western civilization. Curricular patterns or course sequences are presented for both k-6 (three patterns) and middle and high schools (four patterns). Criteria for the examination of the structure, priority, and content of courses are also given. (Ppb)
American history textbooks : an assessment of quality by Gilbert T Sewall( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States history as a linchpin in the school curriculum and as a potentially exciting, sometimes electrifying, subject was the conviction underlying this analysis of U.S. history textbooks. This assessment investigates the capacity of leading U.S. social studies and history textbooks to inspire the imagination of students through effective literary, pictorial, and historigraphic techniques. Twelve panelists of historians, journalists, editors, and teachers were charged to act as expert reviewers of textbooks at the fifth, eighth, and eleventh grade levels. The review specifically sought to examine books in depth and to identify and review those texts already established in the marketplace. The reviewers found that many U.S. history textbooks strive for simple, inoffensive prose that often lacks the qualities of good literature and fine history. While these textbooks may be effective reference materials, they are not compilations aimed at inspiring and exciting the reader through vital treatment of subject. Recommendations of the panelists include: (1) scaling down the size of textbooks; (2) rededicating textbooks to the text; (3) hiring better textbook writers; (4) emphasizing primary source materials; (5) putting minority group issues into historical context; and (6) initiating textbook review by independent sources, such as newspapers and news magazines. (Sm)
Looking back, thinking ahead : American school reform 1993-1995( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education reform 1994-1995 by Chester E Finn( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education reform 1995-1996 by Chester E Finn( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Network news & views by Educational Excellence Network( )

in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnoitering Chicago's school reform efforts : some early impressions : a report to the Joyce Foundation by Educational Excellence Network( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnoitering Chicago school reform : (first follow-up report) by Educational Excellence Network( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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