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ERIC Number: EJ976836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Cultivating the Myopic Learner: The Shared Project of High-Stakes and Low-Stakes Assessment
Allen, Ansgar
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v33 n5 p641-659 2012
This paper argues that, despite the obvious and important differences between high-stakes and low-stakes assessment, there remain important points in common. These manifest themselves at a sociological level, where each tradition of assessment shares a similar disposition towards power. It is argued that both high-stakes and low-stakes assessment, as they are practised in England today, act together in support of a wider regime of power. This regime relies upon the construction of specialised subjectivities, defined by a myopic and self-perpetuating concern with individual progression. (Contains 2 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)