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ERIC Number: EJ845688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Citizenship and the Assessment of Trainees
Davies, Ian; Arthur, James; Fairbrass, Stephen; Mountford, Paula; Revell, Lynn; West, Liz
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v2 n2 p83-102 2007
This article is concerned with assessment of those in England training to become citizenship secondary teachers. We sketch the background to initial teacher education for secondary citizenship education, outline the methods of an empirical project on assessment of trainees and draw attention to emerging issues. We describe practice in selection, assessment of written assignments and assessment of teaching. We discuss issues relating to the provision of explicit experience of citizenship education for trainees in schools, the attempts that are being made to develop integrated and progressive approaches to assessment and the nature of the balance between specific and generic matters in the assessment of citizenship in ITT. Assessment of citizenship trainees is undertaken without serious controversy, is reliant on generic ITT practices and somewhat distinct from what one might expect given the expansive rhetoric about citizenship education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)