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The Teacher's Role

Vocabulary Chapter 1

Accountability The process of requiring students to demonstrate understanding of the topics they study as measured by standardized tests as well as holding educators at all levels responsible for students' performance. Often occurs with high-stakes tests, which are asse
Assessments How student understanding is measured
Autonomy The capacity to control one's own professional life
Curriculum What teachers teach
Decision Making Problem solving in ill-defined situations, based on professional knowledge
Digital Portfoli A collection of materials contained in an electronic file that makes the information accesible to potential viewers
Ethics National Education Code of Ethics-The educator, believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, and the nuture of democratic principle. Fig. 6.1 p. 19 Ch1-
Extrinsic Rewards that come from outside oneself, such as job security and vacations
High Stakes Tests Assessments that states and districts use to determine whether or not students will advance from one grade to another, graduate from HS or have access to specific fields of study
Intrinsic Rewards Rewards that come from within oneself and are personally satisfying for emotional or intellectual reasons
Professionalism An occupation characterized by a specialized body of knowledge with emphasis on autonomy, decision making, reflection, and ethical standards for conduct
Professional Portfolio A collection of representative work materials to document developing knowledge and skills
Reflection The process of teacher's thinking about and analyzing their work to assess its effectiveness
Reforms Suggested changes in teaching and teacher preparation intended to increase the amount students learn
Socioeconomic Status The amount of money students' parents make, their parents' level of education, and the kinds of jobs their parents have
Standards Statements specifying what students should know and what skills they should have upon completing an area of study
Technician A person who uses specific skills to complete well-defined tasks.
Created by: mcramer31