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schools and society

chapter 1

autonomy The capacity to controls ones own professional life.
accountability The process of requiring students to demonstrate understanding of the topics they study as measured by standard tests.
extrinsic rewards   Rewards that come from outside ones self (such as job).
professionalism An occupation characterized by a specialized body of knowledge with emphasis on autonomy, decision making and ethical standards for conduct.
assessment How student understanding is measured.
high-stakes test   assessments that states and districts use to determine whether or not students will advance from one grade to another, graduate from high school, or have access to specific fields of study.
reflection The process of teachers' thinking about and analyzing to assess its effectiveness.
intrinsic rewards   Rewards that come from inside ones self and are personally satisfying for emotional and intellectual reasons.
reforms suggested changes in teaching and teacher preparation intended to increase the amount students learn.
curriculum what teachers teach.
Merit Pay performance based pay
ethics sets of moral standards acceptable for professional behavior
technician a person who uses specific skills to complete well defined tasks
decision-making problem solving in ill-defined situations, based on professional knowledge
standards statements specifying what students should know and what skills they should have upon completing an area of study
professional portfolio collection of materials representative to ones work
portfolio The materials collected in such a case, especially when representative of a person's work
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