My speech yesterday

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

I gave a talk yesterday on why, in my view, the accountability system now in place in schools is dysfunctional, counterproductive, based on highly questionable assumptions about what motivates teachers and frequently damaging to pupils’ long-term interests. The link is here: 

Apologies, as ever, for some slight glitches in the text.

I also should have put up, a while back, a link to a pamphlet I worked  on about assessment in the early months of this year. “Assessment in schools. Fit for purpose?” is a commentary on the assessment system of which I was one of the authors with the Assessment Reform Group. The product was part of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The link for it is here.

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