Chapter 6 Foundations In Ed

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Foundations in Ed


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  • 1. 
    1.  The sequence of planned learning experiences described in course guides and syllabi is called
    • A. 

      A. the extra-curriculum or co-curriculum

    • B. 

      B. the formal curriculum or explicit curriculum

    • C. 

      C. the hidden curriculum or implicit curriculum.

    • D. 

      D. the integrated curriculum.

  • 2. 
    2.  All of the following statements about the extra-curriculum are true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. the most popular extracurricular activities are varsity sports, music, and drama.

    • B. 

      B. students of low socioeconomic status are underrepresented in many programs

    • C. 

      C. students who participate in extracurricular activities have higher SAT scores and grades.

    • D. 

      D. since Title IX, high school boys and girls have participated in varsity sports in equal numbers.

  • 3. 
    3.   A major difference between the formal and the hidden curriculum is
    • A. 

      A. the hidden curriculum includes controversial content intentionally left out of the formal curriculum.

    • B. 

      B. the formal curriculum operates inside the classroom and the hidden one outside

    • C. 

      C. the formal curriculum produces the same learning outcomes for everyone and the effects of the hidden curriculum vary widely.

    • D. 

      D. the hidden curriculum arises spontaneously from interactions between students and their environments.

  • 4. 
    4.  The formal curriculum of the 17th century was primarily concerned with
    • A. 

      A. reading and arithmetic.

    • B. 

      B. religion and discipline.

    • C. 

      C. religion and reading.

    • D. 

      D. Latin and arithmetic.

  • 5. 
    5.  In the 1960s, the curriculum emphasized
    • A. 

      A. social issues

    • B. 

      B. technological innovation.

    • C. 

      C. religious fundamentalism

    • D. 

      D. home economics and vocational ed.

  • 6. 
    6.  The strong emphasis on the basics and academics during the 1980s was due to
    • A. 

      A. although a popular idea, the jury is still out on the effectiveness of computers in schools.

    • B. 

      B. having more computers in a classroom decreases discipline problems

    • C. 

      C. computers deepen student understanding of concepts and improve critical thinking skills.

    • D. 

      D. Americans underestimate the power of technology.

  • 7. 
    7.   Which of the following would be LEAST supported by the back-to-basics movement?
    • A. 

      A. using instructional procedures that stress drill, homework, and frequent testing

    • B. 

      B. permitting fewer electives

    • C. 

      C. incorporating demanding programs that meet the interests of students

    • D. 

      D. need to improve test scores

  • 8. 
    8.   The educational approach that best fits an emphasis on cultural literacy as advanced by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is
    • A. 

      A. an individualized education plan (IEP) that stresses the development of all the eight intelligences discussed by Gardner

    • B. 

      B. an approach in which the contributions of various racial and ethnic groups, as well as their "world view," is included in the curriculum.

    • C. 

      C. a curriculum that details the facts and concepts that every educated American should know

    • D. 

      D. a program that focuses on the importance of reading and writing for all Americans, and emphasizes the elimination of adult illiteracy.

  • 9. 
    9.  Research on the effectiveness of computers in education shows that
    • A. 

      A. although a popular idea, the jury is still out on the effectiveness of computers in schools

    • B. 

      B. having more computers in a classroom decreases discipline problems.

    • C. 

      C. computers deepen student understanding of concepts and improve critical thinking skills

    • D. 

      D. Americans underestimate the power of technology

  • 10. 
    10.  Teachers shape the curriculum by
    • A. 

      A. their membership in professional associations, which typically assume a major role in writing critical curricular units.

    • B. 

      B. their active participation on editorial boards, where committees of teachers write most of the textbooks and produce many of the videos used in today's classrooms.

    • C. 

      C. their participation on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which evaluates the quality and appropriateness of school texts

    • D. 

      D. supplementing an official curriculum with other materials and objectives.

  • 11. 
    11.  The state government influences curriculum by
    • A. 

      A. funding the FCAB, which sponsors curriculum development offices in school districts nationwide.

    • B. 

      B. sponsoring standards and standardized testing

    • C. 

      C. providing incentives for schools to use certain books endorsed by the state Departments of Education (although the final decision as to which book to use still remains a local choice).

    • D. 

      D. conducting unannounced surprise inspections of schools and classrooms.

  • 12. 
    12.  Textbook adoption states
    • A. 

      A. are common in the South.

    • B. 

      B. mainly follow the lead of New York and Connecticut.

    • C. 

      C. have declined from more than 20 in 1990 to fewer than 10 today

    • D. 

      D. jointly agree on a single textbook in each subject area

  • 13. 
    13.  Advantages of the statewide adoption process include all of the following benefits EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. a common statewide curriculum, useful for a mobile student population

    • B. 

      B. less expensive texts

    • C. 

      C. more options for teachers at the local level

    • D. 

      D. saves time and work for teachers at the local level

  • 14. 
    14.  The two states that are most influential in the state adoption process are
    • A. 

      A. Texas and California.

    • B. 

      B. California and Illinois

    • C. 

      C. Illinois and New York.

    • D. 

      D. Texas and New York.

  • 15. 
    15.  A textbook covers 20th century U.S. history without mentioning the continuing struggle for civil rights, and pictures throughout the text portray only harmonious race relations. This is an example of bias called
    • A. 

      A. unreality.

    • B. 

      B. fragmentation.

    • C. 

      C. imbalance.

    • D. 

      D. stereotyping.

  • 16. 
    16.  A textbook uses “he” and “mankind” to refer to all people. This is an example of bias called
    • A. 

      A. stereotyping.

    • B. 

      B. linguistic bias.

    • C. 

      C. imbalance

    • D. 

      D. unreality.

  • 17. 
    17.  Proposed content standards were quite controversial in which content area?
    • A. 

      A. math.

    • B. 

      B. history.

    • C. 

      C. science.

    • D. 

      D. all of the answers

  • 18. 
    18.  The push for more testing
    • A. 

      A. embraces new opportunity-to-learn standards.

    • B. 

      B. has helped to decrease school dropouts

    • C. 

      C. troubles those who fear the tests discriminate against male students

    • D. 

      D. concerns those who protest the use of class time for test preparation.

  • 19. 
    19.  Your school is changing some policies to meet the demands of No Child Left Behind. Which of the following would NOT meet federal NCLB requirements?
    • A. 

      A. Ensuring that students have the right to pray in school.

    • B. 

      B. Holding Boy Scout meetings at the school despite concerns that the Scouts discriminate against homosexuals.

    • C. 

      C. Offering low-cost after-school tutoring to students in underperforming schools

    • D. 

      D. Providing military recruiters with private student records.

  • 20. 
    20.  High-stakes testing has been criticized for
    • A. 

      A. subjecting students to a national standard passing score for high school graduation

    • B. 

      B. requiring authentic assessment of student knowledge

    • C. 

      C. failing to consistently correlate with other measures of student learning

    • D. 

      D. promoting a national standardized curriculum.

  • 21. 
    21.  A scientific “theory,” such as the theory of evolution, is
    • A. 

      A. a scientific guess or hunch.

    • B. 

      B. often a political position and unrelated to science

    • C. 

      C. a thoroughly tested belief unlikely to change

    • D. 

      D. a hypothesis likely to change

  • 22. 
    22.   “Intelligent design”
    • A. 

      A. competes with the theory of evolution, and most people believe that ideas that contradict evolution have no place in the schoolroom.

    • B. 

      B. offers a clear scientific position that is devoid of political or religious beliefs

    • C. 

      C. is a thoroughly tested belief unlikely to change

    • D. 

      D. credits an unnamed intelligence for aspects of nature unexplained by science.

  • 23. 
    23.  The main point of The Saber Tooth Curriculum is that
    • A. 

      A. unless students have a key role in curriculum development, the curriculum cannot meet contemporary needs.

    • B. 

      B. unless teachers have a key role in curriculum development, the curriculum cannot meet contemporary needs.

    • C. 

      C. slavish devotion to the content of past times can result in a curriculum obsolete for contemporary realities.

    • D. 

      D. as long as the basal reader dominates the curriculum, a truly individualized curriculum can never become a reality

  • 24. 
    24.  One of the criticisms of the textbook industry is the tendency to include a great deal of content in a superficial way. This is known as the
    • A. 

      A. flip phenomenon.

    • B. 

      B. mentioning phenomenon.

    • C. 

      C. dumbing-down of the textbook

    • D. 

      D. bias method

  • 25. 
    25.  In the era of No Child Left Behind, evidence shows that for many schools, teaching is being redefined as ____________ preparation?
    • A. 

      A. life

    • B. 

      B. vocational

    • C. 

      C. college

    • D. 

      D. test