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ERIC Number: EJ949653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
Education in a Multicultural Environment: Equity Issues in Teaching and Learning in the School System in England
Boyle, Bill; Charles, Marie
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v21 n4 p299-314 2011
The paper focuses on the auditing and accountancy paradigm that has dominated educational measurement of pupil performance for the last 20 years in England. The advocates of this minimum competency paradigm do not take account of the results of its dominance. These results include ignoring the heterogeneous complexity of groups within societies that exist now internationally and the reduction in pedagogy and curriculum experience to a "one-size-fits-all" model of teaching concentrated on the tested subjects. This is complemented by the "recitation script" style of pedagogy in schools based on coverage, delivery, completion and measurement rather than interpretation and analysis to support the complexity and diversity of individual learning needs. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001