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ERIC Number: EJ1020407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0969-594X
Examinations as an Instrument for Strengthening Pedagogy: Lessons from Three Decades of Experience in Kenya
Wasanga, Paul; Somerset, Anthony
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, v20 n4 spec iss p385-406 2013
This paper starts with an analysis of the twin purposes of an examination reform programme originally launched in Kenya during the 1970s: first, to broaden the spectrum of cognitive skills being tested; and second, to set up a feedback system based on the performance profiles, providing schools and teachers with guidance as to how pedagogy and learning might be strengthened. Then, in a change of time perspective, the paper looks back over 30 years of implementation experience, examining the reasons why some components of the original programme have proved more sustainable than others. A final section discusses three key issues which have emerged in recent years, and considers their implications for policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A