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ERIC Number: EJ1021186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Educational Testing as an Accountability Measure: Drawing on Twentieth-Century Danish History of Education Experiences
Ydesen, Christian
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v49 n5 p716-733 2013
This article reveals perspectives based on experiences from twentieth-century Danish educational history by outlining contemporary, test-based accountability regime characteristics and their implications for education policy. The article introduces one such characteristic, followed by an empirical analysis of the origins and impacts of test-based accountability measures applying both top-down and bottom-up perspectives. These historical perspectives offer the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of this contemporary accountability concept and its potential, appeal and implications for continued use in contemporary educational settings. Accountability measures and practices serve as a way to govern schools; by analysing the history of accountability as the concept has been practised in the education sphere, the article will discuss both pros and cons of such a methodology, particularly as it relates to contemporary education governance.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Greenland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment