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Schrag, Francis K. – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Evaluation of high stakes testing regimes must consider not simply mean test scores, but their distribution among students. Taking high school graduation tests and black and white student populations to illustrate the argument, I identify two criteria of success: a larger proportion of black high school graduates and a narrower gap between the two…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, White Students, High Stakes Tests, Equal Education
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Macleod, Colin M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
In this article, I offer a response to Adam Swift's book, "How Not to be A Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent", by developing some reflections on the nature, value and limits of parental partiality. I address two main issues. First, I consider the issue of how we should interpret the character and value of parental…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Moral Values, Social Attitudes
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Swift, Adam – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
I reply to the more philosophical critiques of "How Not to Be a Hypocrite" (2003), published in this volume of "Theory and Research in Education". Against Elizabeth Anderson, I claim that unequal chances are unfair, and unfairness is bad, but acknowledge that its badness can be outweighed by other values. Distinguishing principled from empirical…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Moral Values, Social Values
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Hand, Michael – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Geoffrey Short, Harvey Siegel and Douglas Groothuis have, in previous issues, advanced a number of objections to my recent paper [Vol. 1(1)] arguing for the abolition of faith schools. Here I attempt to answer their criticisms.
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Christianity, Private Schools
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Elgin, Catherine Z. – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
I discuss the contributions of Harvey Siegel, Francis Schrag and Randall Curren to this volume. Their articles cast in bold relief the relation of High Stakes Testing to the goals of education, the nature of mind and the demands of justice. I argue that the connections are deep, but that the considerations these authors raise do not show that High…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, High Stakes Tests, Data Interpretation, Reader Response
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Michael Hand's pithy and challenging essay (Hand, 2003) offers a neat, clear and powerful argument against "faith schools". I am in considerable sympathy with Hand's position. However, I think his argument can be strengthened, and weaknesses in it remedied or avoided. In this brief note, I offer some modest suggestions, which are intended as…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Criticism, Reader Response, Church Related Colleges, Parochial Schools
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Clayton, Matthew; Stevens, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This paper takes issue with Swift's argument for the claim that parents who affirm equality of opportunity can justifiably buy advantageous private schooling if it is necessary to ensure educational adequacy for their children. We advance a number of reasons of justice and morality that support the view that egalitarian parents ought to accept a…
Descriptors: School Choice, Social Justice, Equal Education, Private Schools
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Anderson, Elizabeth – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Adam Swift objects to private schools on the grounds of equal opportunity and efficiency, and to both private and selective public schools on the grounds of solidarity and improving the academic achievement of less advantaged students. I argue that private schools are not inefficient, and that a meritocratic ideal of equality of opportunity in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
I take up Silliman's challenge to explore the "moral logic" of "structural racism" largely absent in my book, "I'm Not a Racist, But..." I criticize and build on Glenn Loury's account of the normative assessment of racial inequality by examining three factors generating such disparities in educational achievement--stereotyping, performance-based…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Race, Educational Practices, Multicultural Education
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Leathwood, Carole – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This article seeks to apply Adam Swift's (2003) critique of private and selective schooling to higher education in the UK. The higher education sector in this country is highly differentiated, with high status, research-led elite institutions at the top of the university hierarchy, and newer universities, with far lower levels of funding and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reputation, Educational Policy, Social Class
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Spiecker, Ben; Steutel, Jan; de Ruyter, Doret – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This article evaluates the credo "integration while maintaining one's identity" with the help of psychological arguments. First, it explores the requirements of being a good citizen in a liberal democracy. Following Rawls, we state that justice is the cardinal liberal virtue and that this virtue includes having the disposition to respect…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Psychology
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Norris, Stephen P.; Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Phillips, Linda M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Many significant changes in perspective have to take place before efforts to learn the content and capabilities of children's minds can hold much sway in educational testing. The language of testing, especially of high stakes testing, remains firmly in the realm of "behaviors", "performance" and "competency" defined…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Test Construction, Test Items, Educational Testing
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Noddings, Nel – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This response argues that, although evaluation of student learning is required for accountability, high stakes testing is not required and may even be counterproductive. It also questions whether the goals of the "No Child Left Behind Act" are reasonable and contends that, if they are not, there may be no justification for imposing…
Descriptors: Testing, High Stakes Tests, Test Interpretation, Educational Policy
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
School and government officials, system administrators and other policymakers offer a variety of reasons for engaging in high stakes testing: to monitor student performance, to measure teacher and/or school effectiveness, to ensure accountability, etc. Some of these reasons are good; others not. But the best reason--one that is never offered,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Role of Education, Educational Assessment
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Swift, Adam – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Summarising the arguments of "How Not to Be A Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent" (Routledge Falmer 2003), the article discusses three questions. The first is whether parents who disapprove of elite private schools to such an extent that they would vote to ban them are acting hypocritically or inconsistently with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making, Private Schools
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