CONTENTS:- 1. What makes for quality teaching? 2. Who should determine the curriculum? 3. Objective, Learning activities and assessment: (Which of the three is most important); 4. Special education students and mandated objectives; 5. Problems in implementing no child left behind; 6. Testing and predictions of pupil success; 7. Absolute standards versus value added criteria; 8. Meeting student needs; 9. Connecting the home and the school; 10. Community service and the schools; 11. The competent teacher in the classroom; 12. Assisting the new teacher to do well; 13. Teacher education at its best; 14. Teaching vocabulary development; 15. Speaking, listening and writing: The forgotten language arts area; 16. Listening in the language arts curriculum; 17. Identification of New words in reading; 18. Analysing the goals of the national reading panel; 19. How often should students be tested in reading; 20. Reading and the internet; 21. Writing in the mathematics curriculum; 22. Writing in the science curriculum; 23. Writing in the social studies; 24. Reading, Writing relevancy in mathematics; 25. Developing enthusiasm for mathematics; 26. Learning opportunities in science; 27. Current events in science; 28. Science learning and the student; 29. Guidelines for teaching social studies; 30. Teaching history in the classroom; 31. Themes to emphasise in the geography curriculum; 32. Notebooks in the social studies; 33. Citizenship education in the social studies additional reading;
School education across the world has gained special significance at it makes its students acquire adequate knowledge in various disciplines and decide the future course of action in education. Several individual and national and international professional organizations are suggesting various measures to enhance the status of school education in all its dimensions. This book on quality in school education discusses many things to the be taken care of, to be worked, out and to be implemented. This work will be of great use to all the people concerned to and personnel involved in school education.