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ERIC Number: ED219448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
School-Based Examining in England: A Focus for School-Based Curriculum Development and Accountability.
Torrance, Harry
Case studies in six schools in two school districts were used to document the practice of school-based examining in action: identifying the reasons why teachers use it, the problems they encounter, and the various pay-offs which arise. Four ways of using school-based examining were identified: to ease externally-imposed organizational change; to respond to individual teaching problems; to review courses which differ from those "on offer" from the various examination boards; and to forward the ideals of comprehensive education, in particular the principle of equal opportunity. School-based examining is a significant mechanism used by teachers engaged in curriculum development, and that experience might be useful when considering accountability in terms of self-evaluation. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Schools Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: University of East Anglia, Norwich (England). Centre for Applied Research in Education.
Identifiers: England; School Based Examining
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).