Assessment in teacher education: stakeholder conflict and its resolution

Bloxham, Susan (2008) Assessment in teacher education: stakeholder conflict and its resolution. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2 (1). pp. 13-21.

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This paper is a polemical discussion of assessment in teacher education. Working from the proposition that assessment serves a number of important purposes for a range of stakeholders (students, employers, quality assurance agencies, government), it argues that there is considerable potential for confl ict between the different purposes. In an age of accountability and standards, assessment for learning may lose out to assessment of learning. The paper outlines a range of characteristics associated with assessment for learning and draws on examples of practitioner research to illustrate various approaches and methods of assessment that can improve the balance between these different purposes.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Non-Initial Teacher Education (Non-ITE)
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 14:37
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 20:31


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