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- DescriptionEducation is increasingly expected to support the flourishing of competitive industrial ecomies. It is held to account by means of assessment in an attempt to ensure that it delivers the goods. This book argues that assessment cant in principle detect much of the real learning required in this scenario. In the course of the argument, detailed explorations are made of the kind of kwledge which a modern State would be likely to favor in the way of literacy and numeracy. The book shows that substantial proportions of this kwledge turn out to be mythological. In addition there are principled obstacles to attempts to match teaching closely to pupil attainment, and to report on attainment using officially approved standard termilogy. Because of this, the author argues, schools should be freed from assessment straitjackets, and encouraged instead to develop in their pupils attitudes and motivation appropriate to a civilized, reflective democracy.
- Author BiographyAndrew J. Davis is Lecturer in Education at Durham University since January 1990. He taught philosophy of education at Homerton College, Cambridge from 1983 to 1989. He has taught most of the primary age range over many years, with a specialism in mathematics. He has an academic training in philosophy.
- Author(s)Andrew Davis
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication04/12/1998
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleJournal of Philosophy of Education
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlackwell Publishers
- Weight288 g
- Width153 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine11 mm
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