Title

Illuminating the New Standards with Learning Style: Striking a Perfect Match

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2000

Journal Title

The Clearing House

Volume

73

Issue

5

DOI

10.1080/00098650009600968

Abstract

Dedicated educators have long been guiding their students toward the highest levesl of excellence and attainment. The new standards movement has emerged in response to a commonly perceived need to raise even further the expectations, quality of teaching, and levels considered as satisfactory achievement for all students in the United States.

The standards movement today largely sterns from the National Commision on Excellence in Education's (1983) pubication of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform. The report indicated that the academic performance of students was far below that of students in countries considered to be our economic competitors. The report also held that our society's educational foundations were being undermined by a rising current of "commonness." Schools should have high expectations for all learners, according to the report's writers, and should assist learners in every possible way to reach those expectations.

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