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ERIC Number: EJ830848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Looking for Patterns in OfStEd Judgements about Primary Pupil Achievement in Design and Technology
Cross, Alan
Education 3-13, v34 n2 p163-172 Jun 2006
Respective English governments have placed considerable faith, political weight and not inconsiderable sums of money in a system of school inspection organised and led by the Office for Standards in Education (OfStEd). This article considers a so-called foundation subject, design and technology, and the extent to which we might meaningfully use OfStEd school and annual national subject summary reports over time to establish a clear picture about pupil achievement in design and technology. Change over time is almost certainly occurring but because of terminology and variation in information reported no clear picture emerges. If national school inspection is to be a vehicle for improving overall pupil achievement in subjects such as design and technology other approaches may be necessary. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)