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Curriculum Assessment

Author : P. Raggatt
ISBN : 9781483299136
Genre : Education
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An Open University set book, it explores recent changes in curriculum and assessment policy, and examines the trend towards centralized control. It also offers an assessment of continuing local authority influences. The selection of articles, though not comprehensive, will be useful to anyone with interest in curriculum and assessment policy.

Beyond A Levels

Author : Ann Hodgson
ISBN : 9781135726263
Genre : Education
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Since its introduction over 50 years ago, the A-level has been a constant subject of debate in schools, HE and government. Sometimes hailed as a 'gold standard', there is now intense speculation about the future of the A-level in particular, but also about post-14 qualifications in general. The furore about quality and standards which accompanies each year's A-level results has become an annual fixture in the UK press calendar. With the introduction of Curriculum 2000, and an increasing number of calls for Baccalaureate-style examinations, vocational qualifications and more, the need for serious debate - and change in this field is clear. Based on primary research by two of the leading commentators on the qualifications, this book is a wide-ranging and critical view of the fundamental approaches of the education system in Britain today. With government action on this subject looking inevitable, this will be a challenging and important book for anyone interested in this debate.

Contemporary Issues In Teaching And Learning

Author : Open University
ISBN : 0415137195
Genre : Education
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This Open University reader brings together contributions from such established names as Robin Alexander and Mary-Jane Drummond, who examine the changes to teaching and learning in the wake of the 1988 Education Reform Act.

The Claims Of Feeling

Author : Malcolm Ross
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032524352
Genre : Art
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Curriculum And Assessment

Author : David Scott
ISBN : 1567505201
Genre : Education
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Examines the relationship between curriculum and assessment and provides a critical commentary on current policy initiatives in this field.

Becoming A Teacher

Author : Justin Dillon
ISBN : 0335198236
Genre : Education
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Providing a clear overview of topics affecting all new teachers, this important & insightful text contains authoritative & accessible chapters by specialists in the field. It has been developed from the successful PGCE course at King's College, London & draws upon the latest research into key issues.

Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs And Prior Learning Assessment

Author : Stevenson, Carolyn N.
ISBN : 9781522552567
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The rising cost of tuition, increasing competition, and mounting student loan debt has caused educational leaders to rethink degree programs and resources for learners. As such, open educational resources, prior learning assessment, open degree plans, and competency-based learning have gained popularity in the field of higher education. Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment is a critical scholarly resource that examines teaching and learning materials that learners may freely use and reuse without charge. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as open educational resources, prior learning assessment, and competency-based learning, this book is geared towards educations, professionals, school administrators, researchers, academicians, librarians, and students seeking current research on equity and access to higher education for all learners across the globe.

Policy Issues In Employment Testing

Author : Linda C. Wing
ISBN : 9789401122023
Genre : Education
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Linda C. Wing and Bernard R. Gifford How should a society committed to the ideas of individual merit, equal opportunity, and the free marketplace allocate scarce educational and employment opportunities? How can that society draw distinctions fairly and justifiably-among people competing against each other for the same opportunity? These are among the central questions of a democracy. How a society answers them reveals a great deal about its values and its priorities, and determines a great deal about its future course. In recent decades, we have placed the standardized pencil-and-paper test at the center of these fundamental questions about the nature of opportunity allocation in American life. In more and more areas of our lives-schools, employment, the military-we rely upon the standardized test to rank or classify people, and to assure ourselves that we have done so fairly. The papers gathered here were prepared at the invitation of the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy. (The editors of this volume were involved in the commission from its inception in 1987 until shortly after the publication of its major public report in 1990-Bernard Gifford as Chair and Linda Wing as Associate Director. 1) Each chapter focuses on an aspect of employment testing-a topic that could hardly 1 POLICY ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT TESTING 2 be more in need of calm deliberation and reasoned discussion than it is today.

Learning And Teaching Around The World

Author : Kimberly Safford
ISBN : 9780429958069
Genre : Education
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Learning and Teaching Around the World is a wide-ranging introduction to diverse experiences, practices and developments in global primary education. It explores different contexts for children’s learning, and methods and purposes of primary education, in settings across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australasia, and addresses wider issues such as the rise of refugee learners and large multi-grade classes. With an explicit focus on comparative and international studies and improving the knowledge, understanding and practice of effective pedagogies for children’s learning, this book reflects on key issues such as: Standards for learner-centred education Patterns of inclusion and exclusion Defining ‘teacher professionalism’ The impact of global education agendas Language policy for schooling and assessment Learning and Teaching Around the World is an essential text for those wishing to develop a critical understanding of the experiences of primary teachers and children around the world. Aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate education studies students, the scope of this book will support all students in developing knowledge of primary education and of the diverse needs of learners in an era of global movement of children and families.

Knowledge Values And Educational Policy

Author : Harry Daniels
ISBN : 9781136604577
Genre : Education
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Knowledge, Values and Educational Policy focuses on what schools are for and what should be taught in them, how learning is possible across boundaries, and issues of diversity and equity. Policies and practices relating to schools are also considered. Within this volume, internationally renowned contributors address a number of fundamental questions designed to take the reader to the heart of current debates around curriculum, knowledge transfer, equity and social justice, and system reform, such as: What are schools and what are they for? What knowledge should schools teach? How are learners different from each other and how are groups of learners different from one another, in terms of social class, gender, ethnicity, and disability? What influence does educational policy have on improving schools? What influence does research have on our understanding of education and schooling? To encourage reflection, many of the chapters also include questions for debate and a guide to further reading. Read alongside its companion volume, Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning, readers will be encouraged to consider and think about on some of the key issues facing education and educationists today.

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