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ERIC Number: EJ916486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1360-1431
The Transient and the Timeless: Surviving a Lifetime of Policy and Practice in Assessment
Kimbell, Richard
Design and Technology Education, v15 n3 p18-27 2010
In this article, the author discusses the challenge of the "transient" and the "timeless" problems of educational assessment and describes how to survive a lifetime of policy and practice in assessment. He first presents a personal retrospective from 1960s to 2000. Then he talks about assessment in transition and conflicting philosophies. Next, he discusses variables in the evolution of assessment and identifies some of the sources of conflict that lie inside one's every changing world of assessment. The list has arisen partly from his experience and partly from looking up "assessment" in dictionaries and thesauri. Lastly, the author looks at assessment through the lens of a post-modern critique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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