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Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Assessment Reform in Education

Policy and Practice

Editors: Berry, Rita, Adamson, Bob (Eds.)

  • Combines the perspectives, practices, and national policies related to assessment and assessment reform
  • Takes a comparative approach to recent assessment movements in the Eastern and Western world
  • Examines the tensions, challenges and outcomes (intended and unintended) of assessment reform arising at the interface of policy and implementation, and implementation and student learning
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The early 21st century saw education reforms in many countries that were driven by new economic imperatives and that generally called for a realignment of assessment concepts to match the prevailing educational goals. Divided into two sections and fourteen chapters, this book provides an interpretation of why current assessment policies take the form that they do and the role and status of assessment for learning in the policy-making debates, and identifies the problems and challenges that have occurred and the resolutions that might be proposed. The chapters in the first section, assessment reform experiences, review the history and development of assessment policy and practice in different countries around the world and focus on the issues related to assessment reform in these countries. The salient features of the issues identified are discussed in the second section, issues in the spotlight, of the book. The chapters in this section analyze the origins/causes and discuss complexities, tensions, dilemmas and/or possibilities associated with the issue as well as setting out the implications of the issue for the future of assessment reform, and possible ways forward.

About the authors

Editor

Rita Berry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Hong Kong Institute of Education. She obtained her doctoral title from the University of Exeter UK but her teaching qualifications (main stream and slow learners) were obtained in Hong Kong. Dr Berry has extensive experience in teaching and has worked in schools and universities in the UK and Hong Kong. She is involved in many external and internal funded research projects and publishes widely in the area of assessment, learner autonomy, curriculum, and teaching education. Dr Berry develops and coordinates modules and programmes. She provides consultancy services and offers various kinds of professional upgrading training for teachers in and outside Hong Kong. Her research interests include assessment FOR/AS learning, classroom and school-based assessment, curriculum development and implementation, as well as autonomous learning and learning strategies.

Co-editor

Bob Adamson is a Professor at Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is Head of the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning. Prior to this, he was Head of the Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of Graduate Programmes. He has worked in schools, colleges and universities in France, mainland China, Hong Kong, Australia and the United Kingdom, before assuming his current position at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in September 2006. Prof Adamson is a former Honorary Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong, and Past President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong. He has carried out consultancies for the People’s Education Press, China; Ohana Foundation, California; and UNICEF. Prof Adamson has published extensively in the field of curriculum studies, with a particular focus on English language teaching and comparative education.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Assessment Reform Past, Present and Future

    Berry, Rita (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Assessment for Learning: Research and Policy in the (Dis)United Kingdom

    James, Mary

    Pages 15-32

  • Assessment for Learning: US Perspectives

    Flaitz, Jim

    Pages 33-47

  • Educational Assessment in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

    Berry, Rita

    Pages 49-61

  • Assessment Reform and Educational Change in Australia

    Klenowski, Val

    Pages 63-74

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3565-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment Reform in Education
Book Subtitle
Policy and Practice
Editors
  • Rita Berry
  • Bob Adamson
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0729-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0729-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0728-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3565-1
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 216
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