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FoT S&S 1

Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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
extrinsic rewards rewards that come from outside oneself
professionalism an occupation characterized by a specialized body of knowledge with emphasis on autonomy, decision making, reflection, 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 their work to assess its effectiveness
autonomy the capacity to control one's own professional life
intrinsic rewards rewards that come from within oneself and are personally satisfying for emotional or 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
standards statements specifying what students should know and what skills they should have upon completing an area of study
decision-making problem solving in ill-defined situations, based on professional knowledge
technician a persone who uses specific skills to complete well-defined tasks
ethics sets of moral standards for acceptable professional behavior
professional portfolio a collection of representative work materials to document developing knowledge and skills
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