ERIC Number: ED374559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Quality: Education Indicators--United Kingdom and International Perspectives.
Riley, Kathryn A., Ed.; Nuttall, Desmond L., Ed.
Nationally set indicators of performance have increasingly become a medium for exercising choice and decision making in the new education market place. Contributors to this book suggest that such a framework is not unproblematic. This book offers some insights into the general debate about performance indicators in education. It explores the background of the debate; the differing perspectives of policy makers and practitioners; and the purposes, audiences, and values of education indicators, both in the United Kingdom and international context. The chapters focus on four major themes: why policy makers require information about performance; how such information relates to national contexts; the limitations of performance measurement; and the challenges in applying such information at the district level. Chapters include the following: (1) "The Framework" (Kathryn A. Riley and Desmond L. Nuttall); (2) "Education Indicators: Officials, Ministers, and the Demand for Information" (Alan Ruby); (3) "Choosing Indicators" (Desmond L. Nuttall); (4) "How Indicators Have Been Used in the USA" (Ramsay Selden); (5) "Quality, Surveillance and Performance Measurement" (Kieron Walsh); (6) "Performance Indicators: Flourish or Perish?" (John Gray and Brian Wilcox); (7) "Following the Education Indicators Trail in the Pursuit of Quality" (Kathryn A. Riley); (8) "A Role for Parents, Students, and Teachers in School Self-Evaluation and Development Planning" (John MacBeath); and (9) "Measuring Performance--National Contexts and Local Realities" (Kathryn A. Riley and Desmond L. Nuttall). Notes on contributors and an index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, Performance
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (Hardback: ISBN-0-7507-0260-5; paperback: ISBN-0-7507-0261-3, $26).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom