Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-166) and index.
In her new book, Betty Demarest describes a bold agenda for education reformone that is firmly grounded in a synthesis of educational research about learning, teaching, and the contexts of education. The authors learning-centered framework includes: a broad and balanced set of education goals, a multi-faceted concept of achievement, classroom capacity for learning, systemic capacity and infrastructure, shared, reciprocal accountability, and systems of multiple assessments. New research-based concepts in these six areas are critically compared to older concepts behind standards-based reform and No Child Left Behind. (source: Nielsen Book Data)