“Rational” observational systems of educational accountability and reform

Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey, Holloway-Libell, Jessica, Cirell, Anna Montana, Hays, Alice and Chapman, Kathryn 2015, “Rational” observational systems of educational accountability and reform, Practical assessment, research and evaluation, vol. 20, no. 17, pp. 1-8.

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Title “Rational” observational systems of educational accountability and reform
Author(s) Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey
Holloway-Libell, JessicaORCID iD for Holloway-Libell, Jessica orcid.org/0000-0001-9267-3197
Cirell, Anna Montana
Hays, Alice
Chapman, Kathryn
Journal name Practical assessment, research and evaluation
Volume number 20
Issue number 17
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher University of Maryland
Place of publication College Park, Md.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1531-7714
Summary There is something incalculable about teacher expertise and whether it can be observed, detected, quantified, and as per current educational policies, used as an accountability tool to hold America’s public school teachers accountable for that which they do (or do not do well). In this commentary, authors (all of whom are former public school teachers) argue that rubric-based teacher observational systems, developed to assess the extent to which teachers adapt and follow sets of rubric-based rules, might actually constrain teacher expertise. Moreover, authors frame their comments using the Dreyfus Model (1980, 1986) to illustrate how observational systems and the rational conceptions on which they are based might be stifling educational progress and reform.
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Amrein-Beardsley
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