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ERIC Number: EJ951158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment in Chinese Contexts: A Tripartite Model of Accountability, Improvement, and Irrelevance
Brown, Gavin T. L.; Hui, Sammy K. F.; Yu, Flora W. M.; Kennedy, Kerry J.
International Journal of Educational Research, v50 n5-6 p307-320 2011
The beliefs teachers have about assessment influence classroom practices and reflect cultural and societal differences. This paper reports the development of a new self-report inventory to examine beliefs teachers in Hong Kong and southern China contexts have about the nature and purpose of assessment. A statistically equivalent model for Hong Kong and southern China teachers had three factors (i.e., improvement, accountability, and irrelevance). The Chinese teachers very strongly associated accountability with improvement (r = 0.80). This is consistent with the Chinese tradition and policy of using examinations to drive teaching quality and student learning and as a force for merit based decisions. Small differences between the two groups of teachers are consistent with assessment policy differences in the two jurisdictions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong