The development of shared understandings of assessment policy : travelling between global and local contexts

Adie, Lenore (2013) The development of shared understandings of assessment policy : travelling between global and local contexts. Journal of Education Policy.

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Abstract

In this paper, teachers’ enactment of assessment policy within demands for accountability and consistency of teacher judgements is considered. Evidence is drawn from a qualitative study involving 50 middle school teachers from Queensland, Australia, who participated in online social moderation meetings with teachers located in dispersed areas around the state. The study presents how travelling policy is embedded in local histories and cultures, in particular within systems of accountability; and the different layers of what may be considered ‘local’. The paper examines the intersections of travelling and embedded policy, and global and local contexts as these are enacted through online moderation meetings.

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ID Code: 66805
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online: 25 Oct 2013
Keywords: accountability, assessment, embedded policy, knowledge economy, online moderation, travelling policy
DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2013.853101
ISSN: 1464-5106
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 02:16
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 01:28

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