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ERIC Number: EJ940248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Target Setting in Primary Schools: The Big Squeeze
Bremner, Ian; Cartwright, David
Education 3-13, v32 n1 p4-8 2004
This article is based on a research project completed in 2000 which examined the processes involved in target-setting in primary schools and its relationship to school improvement. It seeks to identify the stages of the process and to describe a range of teaching staff involvement in its management. The findings indicate that in general schools have been willing to adopt the target-setting agenda fairly readily and found it helpful in terms of pupil improvement and performance management.However, as pupils are squeezed harder and harder to achieve ever-increasing targets, a clear warning is sounded that sometime in the not-too-distant future the squeezing may no longer produce further benefits. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom