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Crossouard, Barbara – Education Inquiry, 2012
The opportunity offered by the Umea Symposium to probe the intersection of quality and assessment immediately brings into focus a wider issue -- that of the quality of education which assessment aspires to support. Prompted by recent research into formative assessment in Scottish primary school contexts, the paper explores how formative assessment…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Educational Quality
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Ozga, Jenny – Education Inquiry, 2011
New public management and the neo-liberal principles that sustain it have driven performance agendas in government across Europe and beyond. This has produced a loss of the traditional role of education in creating a coherent and persuasive collective myth of belonging, identity or purpose. This chapter discusses current developments in the policy…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Role of Education
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Croxford, Linda – Education Inquiry, 2010
Equity and efficiency are the twin goals of European education policymakers, but there are tensions between these goals. This article illustrates these tensions within the school system of Scotland, drawing on two recent research projects: 'Fabricating Quality in European Education' (FABQ) and the Applied Educational Research Scheme (AERS) study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Efficiency, Educational Quality