Assessment in teacher education: stakeholder conflict and its resolution

Bloxham, Susan (2008) Assessment in teacher education: stakeholder conflict and its resolution.

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This paper is a polemical discussion of assessment in teacher education. Working from the proposition that assessment serves a number of important purposes for a range of stakeholders (students, employers, quality assurance agencies, government), it argues that there is considerable potential for confl ict between the different purposes. In an age of accountability and standards, assessment for learning may lose out to assessment of learning. The paper outlines a range of characteristics associated with assessment for learning and draws on examples of practitioner research to illustrate various approaches and methods of assessment that can improve the balance between these different purposes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: 370 EDUCATION, 378 Higher education, 002 The Work
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:20

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