OUR TEACHERS

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THE STANDARDS OF ACCA

The Role Of A Teacher:

What ACCA Is…

  • Knowledge-centered/intellectualist

  • Scholarly setting

  • Students seated at desks facing the teacher

  • Organized, uncluttered, and well-structured

  • Visuals relate to the curriculum

  • Excellent student work displayed

  • Beautiful artwork and maps on the walls

  • No unnecessary technology

What ACCA is NOT…

  • Student-centered/anti-intellectualist

  • Learning based on the learner’s interests

  • No required core curriculum;

  • Emphasis on integration

Moral Development:

What ACCA IS…

  • Knowledge-centered/intellectualist

  • Students learn right from wrong from their studies, from adult guidance, and from extracurricular activities

What ACCA is NOT…

  • Student-led instruction or students teaching studentsStudent-centered/anti-intellectualist

  • Morality develops from the individual’s experience

  • It is best learned when not taught directly

Curriculum:

What ACCA IS…

  • Knowledge-centered/intellectualist

  • Core subjects are taught separately;

  • History and Geography are defined

  • Explicit phonics instruction is used to teach reading

What ACCA is NOT…

  • Student-centered/anti-intellectualist

  • Any subject can serve to develop problem-solving abilities and creativity;

  • Social Studies combines History, Sociology, Geography and Anthropology


Work Habits:

What ACCA IS…

  • Knowledge-centered/intellectualist

  • Core subjects are taught separately;

  • History and Geography are defined

  • Explicit phonics instruction is used to teach reading

What ACCA is NOT…

  • Student-centered/anti-intellectualist

  • The best learning comes when students are interested in what they learn;

  • Therefore teachers are to encourage students to follow their own interests in learning;

  • Students are assumed to have good habits

Promotion:

What ACCA IS…

  • Knowledge-centered/intellectualist

  • Promotion is largely by achievement;

  • Student may be remediated and retained if achievement is too low

What ACCA is NOT…

  • Student-centered/anti-intellectualist

  • Social promotion is preferred;

  • Student is promoted with age group even if achievement is too low

Teacher's Background:

 

What ACCA IS…

  • Knowledge-centered/intellectualist

  • Education in subject matter being taught is preferred;

  • Off course, excellent teaching methods are also required to help students learn the content

 

What ACCA is NOT…

  • Student-centered/anti-intellectualist

  • Teacher’s mastery of subject matter is considered less important than an  understanding of child and adolescent development