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ERIC Number: EJ1120355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Competition, Education and Assessment: Connecting History with Recent Scholarship
Nelson, Robert; Dawson, Phillip
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v42 n2 p304-315 2017
In this article, we investigate competition in education, asking if it is good or bad, and especially if it is old and necessary or new and questionable. Using philological methods, we trace the history of competition and relate it to contemporary educational ideas. In history and modern pedagogical research, competition has a "dark side" as well as energising qualities. We question the inseparability of competition and education, and, weighing up the moral and pedagogical benefits and dangers, we advocate moderation in educational competition.
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Language: English
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