ERIC Number: ED193245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Research in the Service of Education. Papers presented at the SCRE 50th Anniversary Conference (London, December, 1978).
Dockrell, W. B.; And Others
Six papers presented at the Scottish Council for Research in Education's 50th anniversary conference in 1978 are included. "Are Standards Rising?," by W. Bryan Dockrell, examines the use of national performance assessment surveys in Scottish schools. "Better Reports," by Patricia M. Broadfoot, describes the need for a comprehensive assessment instrument for Scottish students, and how the Pupil Profiles Project can satisfy this need by providing for existing certification requirements, as well as making positive statements for less able students. "Testing as Teaching," by Harry D. Black, describes a case study dealing with the creation of diagnostic assessment instruments, and emphasizes the need to move away from the idea that assessment is a judgment. "Do People Get What They Want or Want What They Get in Terms of Pre-School Provision?," by Jenny Haystead, discusses the different ways of transmitting information to mothers about facilities for pre-school children. "Choice and A Core Curriculum," by A.C. Ryrie, examines the process by which young people from the age of 12 move up through the Scottish 6-year comprehensives. "Home and School Influences on Getting a Job," by A. Douglas Weir, discusses factors which influence job seeking behavior. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Core Curriculum, Day Care Centers, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Job Training, National Competency Tests, Parent Education, Profiles, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Records
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland (70 pence).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers: Scotland; Scottish Council for Research in Education