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ERIC Number: EJ1016607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
"Can I Have Me on Here?": "Ability" and the Language of Pupil-Progress
Yarker, Patrick
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v55 n1 p153-160 2013
The flip-side of teaching-as-delivery is assessment-as-ventriloquism. Required to describe pupils and their progress through the language of Level Descriptors and exam grade criteria, any teacher risks losing her voice. This article notes the hierarchising and normalising intention of currently authorised versions of assessment, and looks for a countervailing practice and language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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