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The Resource The Search for Better Educational Standards : a Cautionary Tale, by Martin Thrupp

The Search for Better Educational Standards : a Cautionary Tale, by Martin Thrupp

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The Search for Better Educational Standards : a Cautionary Tale
Title
The Search for Better Educational Standards
Title remainder
a Cautionary Tale
Statement of responsibility
by Martin Thrupp
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book deals with the development of New Zealand's standards system for primary school achievement, 'Kiwi Standards', which took effect from 2010 onwards and is becoming increasingly embedded over time. The approach, where teachers make 'Overall Teacher Judgements' based on a range of assessment tools and their own observations rather than using any particular national test, has created predictable problems with moderation within and across schools. It has been claimed that this 'bold' Kiwi Standards approach avoids the narrowed curriculum and mediocre outcomes of high-stakes assessment in other countries. Yet this book suggests it just produces another variant of the same problems and demonstrates that even a relatively weak high-stakes assessment approach still produces performative effects. The book provides a blow by blow account of the development of a policy including the continuous repositioning of New Zealand's Government as it has sought to justify the policy in the face of opposition from educators. Indeed the Kiwi Standards tale provides a world-class example of teachers fighting back against policy, with the help of academics. There is an indigenous Māori aspect to the story as well. Finally, this book also provides comparative international perspectives including responses from well-known US, English and Australian academics
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Cataloging source
NJR
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Thrupp, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • LC5225.A75
  • LB2822.75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices
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  • Education
  • International education
  • Comparative education
  • Education and state
  • ducation and state
Label
The Search for Better Educational Standards : a Cautionary Tale, by Martin Thrupp
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR1005128704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 229 pages 4 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319619590
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-61959-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1005128704
  • (OCoLC)1005128704
Label
The Search for Better Educational Standards : a Cautionary Tale, by Martin Thrupp
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR1005128704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 229 pages 4 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319619590
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-61959-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1005128704
  • (OCoLC)1005128704

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