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Parents and community activists around the country complain that the education system is failing our children. They point to students' failure to master basic skills, even as standardized testing is widely employed in efforts to improve the educational system. i Contradictions of Reform /i is a provocative look into the reality, for students as well as teachers, of standardized testing. A detailed account of how student "improvement" and teacher "effectiveness" are evaluated, i Contradictions of Reform /i argues compellingly that the preparation of students for standardized tests engenders teaching methods that vastly compromise the quality of education.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-295) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415920742
Author:
McNeil, Linda
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
McNeil, Linda
Author:
McNeil Linda
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
School improvement programs
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
School improvement programs -- United States.
Subject:
Education -- Standards -- United States.
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Series:
Critical Social Thought
Series Volume:
008-99
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
8.94x6.24x.70 in. 1.02 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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