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ERIC Number: EJ783796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Personalised Corruption: Testing, Cheating and Teacher-Integrity
Yarker, Patrick
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v50 n1 p113-126 2008
The government's plans for students in KS2 and KS3 to be "tested when ready" mark an attempt further to embed instrumentalist views of education. "Testing-when-ready" is seen as an intensification of the harmful regime of testing, targets and League Tables which Mansell (2007) labels "hyper-accountability". Highlighting aspects of Mansell's book together with recent research into teacher-"cheating" and resistance to high stakes testing in the USA, this article concludes with a call for teachers here to safeguard their willingness to consider and understand the learning which tests don't see.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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