Place‐Based Education in the Standards‐Based Reform Era—Conflict or Complement?

Nancy Jennings, Steve Swidler, Christopher Koliba
2005 American Journal of Education  
In this article we discuss the relationship between place-based education and standards-based reforms. Using an initiative in Vermont to include place-based standards into the state's curricular frameworks, we examine state policy makers' and practitioners' views of state standards and place-based curriculum. Furthermore, we explore the ways in which the practitioners view the impact of both of these curricular efforts on their classroom practices. We challenge the common view of
more » ... between state standards and locally responsive curriculum and offer instead a view of complementarity.
doi:10.1086/444522 fatcat:o5chn5o2sffx3kiu2okr3s6cnu