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ERIC Number: EJ1150092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Educators' Conceptions and Practice of Classroom Assessment in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Vandeyar, Saloshna; Killen, Roy
South African Journal of Education, v27 n1 p101-115 2007
The changes in post-apartheid South Africa have been accompanied by considerable changes in the education system. The most notable include desegregation of schools, development of a National Qualifications Framework, adoption of new language policies for education, and introduction of outcomes-based curricula. However entrenched assessment practices appear to be hampering the efforts to transform school education. An analysis of the assessment practices of three Grade 4 educators in multilingual classrooms revealed that the educators were unable or unwilling to adapt their assessment practices to the changing demands of South African school education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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