ERIC Number: ED313786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Curriculum and Assessment Reform.
Large-scale curriculum and assessment reform is neither a local peculiarity, nor a product of national political partisanship. It is a phenomenon of international dimensions. Divided into three sections and nine chapters, this book seeks to explain and interpret the nature, impact, and interrelatedness of recent important and far-reaching reforms. Part 1 outlines the rhetoric of school-centered innovation, a case study of the practice of school-centered innovation, the national curriculum policy and the culture of teaching, and teaching quality and educational change. Part 2 covers the crisis of curriculum and assessment; the case of achievement in assessment, motivation, and selection; assessment and surveillance; and the test of socialism in reforming educational assessment. Part 3, the conclusion, discusses curriculum and assessment reform. This book recognizes that there are strong possibilities--and serious limitations--in both school-centered and centralized patterns of change. Further, sketched within the closing chapters are the beginnings of a reform model that might permit redefinition of the hegemonic academic curriculum as a basis for enhanced teacher development and improved educational opportunity for young people. (381 references) (KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, School Based Management, Socialism
OISE Press, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (Catalog No. 3012; $16.50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)