Personalised Corruption: testing, cheating and teacher-integrity

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 50 Number 1 (2008)

Personalised Corruption: testing, cheating and teacher-integrity
PATRICK YARKER, pages 113-126
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2008.50.1.113

Abstract

The government's plans for students in KS2 and KS3 to be 'tested when ready' mark an attempt further to embed instrumentalist views of education. 'Testing-when-ready' is seen as an intensification of the harmful regime of testing, targets and League Tables which Mansell (2007) labels 'hyper-accountability'. Highlighting aspects of Mansell's book together with recent research into teacher-'cheating' and resistance to high stakes testing in the USA, this article concludes with a call for teachers here to safeguard their willingness to consider and understand the learning which tests don't see.

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PATRICK YARKER (2008) Personalised Corruption: testing, cheating and teacher-integrity, FORUM, 50(1), 113-126. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2008.50.1.113

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