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ERIC Number: EJ773991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Textural Perceptions of School Time and Assessment
Turley, Eric D.
Phi Delta Kappan, v87 n6 p438-442, 447 Feb 2006
In this article, the author explores how two schools in Nebraska perceive time as they teach and assess student learning. Parker Middle School views time as fixed and sees its teaching and assessing as in perpetual conflict because there is not enough time to do both. Arbor School views time in a more fluid way, allowing teaching and assessment to work simultaneously. Ultimately, it is the perception of time within a school that most strongly affects how teaching, assessment, and overall school improvement are conceptualized and enacted. That perception can radically change the way teachers and administrators view education and engage in school improvement. (Contains 13 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska