'Can I have me on here?': 'ability' and the language of pupil-progress

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 55 Number 1 (2013)

'Can I have me on here?': 'ability' and the language of pupil-progress
PATRICK YARKER, pages 153-160
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2013.55.1.153

Abstract

The flip-side of teaching-as-delivery is assessment-as-ventriloquism. Required to describe pupils and their progress through the language of Level Descriptors and exam grade criteria, any teacher risks losing her voice. This article notes the hierarchising and normalising intention of currently authorised versions of assessment, and looks for a countervailing practice and language.

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PATRICK YARKER (2013) 'Can I have me on here?': 'ability' and the language of pupil-progress, FORUM, 55(1), 153-160

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