Respecting local, cultural contexts for assessment practice in an era of globalization

Klenowski, Valentina (2009) Respecting local, cultural contexts for assessment practice in an era of globalization. In Grigorenko, Elena (Ed.) Multicultural psychoeducational assessment. Springer Publishing Company, LLC, United States of America, New York, pp. 77-94.

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Dissatisfaction, internationally, with existing educational practices and outcomes since the early 1990s has led to increased educational reform. At the same time, there has also been a worldwide shift in control of education away from teachers toward the state for the purposes of restructuring economies. More bureaucratic forms of curriculum and assessment have resulted, with a return to the use of more techno-rational discourse in assessment and evaluation for purposes of efficiency, accountability, impact, and performance management. There has also been an increase in the use of economic and productivity models to study educational outcomes. These models fail to account for the range of outcomes achieved and fail to identify the factors responsible for such diversity in performance.

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ID Code: 26166
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780826101013
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
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Deposited On: 07 Jul 2009 05:44
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