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ERIC Number: EJ865748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1881
The English National Curriculum Assessment System: A Commentary from Italy
Nardi, Emma
Educational Research, v51 n2 p259-264 Jun 2009
In Italian secondary schools, it is not literature that is studied but the history of literature; it is not philosophy that is studied but the history of philosophy. Similarly, in higher education, history students even have to take an exam in the history of historiography. This is to say that in Italy, history plays a key cultural role. That is why the author read with particular interest the contribution by Chris Whetton, entitled "A brief history of a testing time: national curriculum assessment in England 1989-2008" (2009, in this issue), which stimulates different comparative considerations between Italy and Great Britain. In this article, the author compares the following: (1) the Italian school system and teachers' education; (2) assessment priorities; and (3) national assessment policies and international surveys. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy; United Kingdom