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ERIC Number: EJ1018388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
"Raising Standards" or Reducing Aspirations and Opportunities Still Further? Michael Gove and Examination Reforms
Allen, Martin
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v55 n3 p367-376 2013
Well before the examinations grade crisis of 2012, Michael Gove had set out clear intentions for reforming public examinations. Though he claimed to be improving examinations and assessment by replicating practices that took place in high-performing countries and thus improving the ability of the UK economy to "compete", this contribution argues that Gove's agenda aims to reduce student success rates and reflects declining employment opportunities for young people. It calls for radical alternatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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