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Collateral Damage

Author : Sharon L. Nichols
ISBN : 9781612500805
Genre : Education
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Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system. For more than a decade, the debate over high-stakes testing has dominated the field of education. This passionate and provocative book provides a fresh perspective on the issue and powerful ammunition for opponents of high-stakes tests. Their analysis is grounded in the application of Campbell’s Law, which posits that the greater the social consequences associated with a quantitative indicator (such as test scores), the more likely it is that the indicator itself will become corrupted—and the more likely it is that the use of the indicator will corrupt the social processes it was intended to monitor. Nichols and Berliner illustrate both aspects of this “corruption,” showing how the pressures of high-stakes testing erode the validity of test scores and distort the integrity of the education system. Their analysis provides a coherent and comprehensive intellectual framework for the wide-ranging arguments against high-stakes testing, while putting a compelling human face on the data marshalled in support of those arguments.

Standardized Testing In Schools

Author : Holly Dolezalek
ISBN : 1604531134
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines numerous viewpoints on standardized testing in schools.

Handbook On International Studies In Education

Author : Donald K. Sharpes
ISBN : 9781607523857
Genre : Education
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This Handbook provides windows into worldwide research endeavors, including countries not usually widely known in international education studies. The goal of this compendium is to foster the understanding of research and education from different national and cultural perspectives, and to support the exchange of ideas and people who conduct research and development activities. From these varied individual and collaborative research projects we can infer directions for our own research agenda and for policy development. The resulting chapters represent a respectable crosssection of international research efforts. The total is representative of the variety of research techniques. Additionally, there are more women than men contributors, with sufficient representation from Muslim, Asian and developing country contributors. These seventeen chapters are an indication of what is occurring in the global educational marketplace. They represent a sound and current balance of international studies in education that can be used as models for development elsewhere. Reading them can motivate researchers everywhere to maintain a high level of scholarship that will benefit international and comparative studies and the academic profession.

Equality In The Secondary School

Author : Mike Cole
ISBN : 9781847061010
Genre : Education
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Draws together a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors all of whom recognise the importance of promoting equality in secondary schools.

High Stakes Testing

Author : Louis J. Kruger
ISBN : 9781136864506
Genre : Education
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Meet the challenges of high stakes testing in the practice of school psychology School psychologists can be a positive influence on how students, teachers, parents, schools, and communities cope with the challenges and opportunities associated with high stakes testing. Unfortunately, there has been a significant lack of literature to guide school psychologists and related school-based practitioners on this topic. High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology is a timely groundbreaking book that provides useful and thought-provoking information to help psychologists meet the challenges of high stakes testing and create new roles for themselves in helping children succeed. This book discusses practical ways to help provide academic support to facilitate student success on high stakes tests, reduce the impact of stress associated with high stakes testing, assess the data from the tests to improve programs, and take a leadership role in the appropriate use of the tests. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB) and its accountability provisions has helped create and sustain a climate where student performance on state-created achievement tests often has high stakes implications for students, families, and schools. High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology provides important background information about high stakes testing, including the legal, historical, and political context of high stakes testing, pertinent psychometrics, and a review of research on academic and non-academic outcomes as it relates to high stakes testing. Using this information as a foundation, the book then identifies new roles and opportunities for school psychologists with respect to high stakes testing. This book is comprehensively referenced. Topics in High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology include: advocating for the appropriate use of state-wide assessments the influence of item response theory (IRT) on the development of high stakes tests whether the accountability system of NCLB is truly improving student’s learning the impact of high stakes tests on classroom instruction and student motivation strategies for helping students succeed on high stakes tests available resources to cope with the stress of high stakes testing and more High Stakes Testing: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Psychology is a thought-provoking, horizon-expanding resource for school psychologists, public school educators, administrators, school counselors, curriculum coordinators, and special education teachers involved in organizing, administering, and preparing students to take high stakes tests.

Feel Bad Education

Author : Alfie Kohn
ISBN : 9780807001400
Genre : Education
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This book is a collection of published essays on education by Alfie Kohn since 2005. For his education audience that makes up the majority of his enthusiastic readership, it's a very attractive collection. The essays arguably take on the biggest issues facing school reform today by questioning very fundamental premises about what motivates learning and what the real goals of education are. The title essay, "Feel-Bad Education: The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy" is typical in the way it cuts through the layers of bureaucratic language surrounding education to get to the heart of the enterprise. Kohn is unapologetically partisan, but inviting and accessible. His critiques are sharp, smart, and multi-dimensional. Kohn argues that traditional approaches to praise and punishment, testing and ranking, undermine real learning and genuine creation of strong-minded, independent thinkers. In this book he takes on the destructive effects of those who think they are defending "rigour", where progressive efforts to reform schools should go, and the motivational psychology of teaching and parenting.

50 Myths And Lies That Threaten America S Public Schools

Author : David C. Berliner
ISBN : 9780807755242
Genre : Education
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Children Behaving Badly

Author : Christine Barter
ISBN : 1119996066
Genre : Psychology
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Children Behaving Badly? is the first publication to directly address the complexity of peer violence from a range of disciplines and perspectives. Provides important insights into theoretical understanding of the issue and produces significant and far reaching implications for policy and practice developments Based on up-to-date research evidence and includes some unpublished findings from recognized experts in multidisciplinary fields Challenges many populist and damaging representations of youth violence and the associated narratives of modern youth as essentially ‘evil’

Laudato Si

Author : Franziskus (Papst),
ISBN : 9783451807367
Genre : Religion
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Schule Und Reform

Author : Flavian Imlig
ISBN : 9783658194987
Genre : Education
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Der Band verbindet theoretische und empirische Reflexionen über die Beschaffenheit von Schul- und Bildungsreformen und versucht, grundlegende, überdauernde, institutionelle und prozedurale Merkmale von und erklärende Faktoren hinter solchen Reformen herauszuarbeiten. Auf der Basis historischer und aktueller Analysen werden Fragen nach der theoretischen Fassbarkeit von Bildungs- und Schulreformen gestellt und Antworten in Richtung einer Theorie der Bildungs- und Schulreform skizziert. Der Inhalt · Veränderungsabsichten und Reformprogramme im Bildungsbereich · Handlungskoordination, Reformstrukturen und -prozesse · Folgen und Wirkungen von Schul- und Bildungsreformen Die Zielgruppen · Fachwissenschaftler*innen und Studierende der Erziehungswissenschaft, Soziologie und Politikwissenschaft · Verantwortliche von Bildungseinrichtungen und der Bildungsadministration · Bildungspolitiker*innen sowie bildungspolitisch Interessierte Die Herausgeber und die Herausgeberin Flavian Imlig ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Bildungsdirektion des Kantons Zürich. Dr. Lukas Lehmann ist Leiter der Grundausbildung an der Pädagogischen Hochschule Freiburg. Dr. Karin Manz ist Professorin für Unterrichtsentwicklung und Unterrichtsforschung an der Pädagogischen Hochschule der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.

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