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Evidence ? the impact of large-scale reform in England.

Tymms, P. (2011) 'Evidence ? the impact of large-scale reform in England.', Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft., 13 . pp. 105-115.

Abstract

England's school-based education system has been reformed massively over the last two decades. The reforms have included the introduction of a National Curriculum, national testing, a heavy inspection regime and hundreds of lesser reforms. The reforms have included the introduction of a National Curriculum, national testing, inspection regime and a heavy dog hundreds of lesser reforms. What has the impact of those reforms been? What has the impact of those reforms been? This paper draws on extensive research and concludes that one of the main aims of the reforms, to impact on basic skills in primary schools, has largely not been achieved although there has been some rise in maths test scores. This paper draws on extensive research and concludes that one of the main aims of the reforms, impact on basic skills in primary schools, has been to not Largely Achieved although there has been some rise in maths test scores. On the other hand the numbers of students gaining certificates at the age of 16 has more than doubled and more students are studying for pre-university courses and staying in education to study for a degree. On the other hand the numbers of students gaining certificates at the age of 16 has more than doubled and more students are studying for pre-university courses and staying in education to study for a degree. The rise in the numbers gaining qualifications at 16 seems to have been achieved whilst maintaining the standards of the exams at least up to 2003 although the same cannot be said of the pre-university qualifications. The rise in the numbers gaining qualifications at 16 seems to have been Achieved whilst Maintaining the standards of the exams at least up to 2003 although the same can not be said of the pre-university qualifications. The paper concludes that there is a need to take much more notice of the evidence base for reform to become a learning society and to accept that we need to change policies in the light of evidence. The paper concludes that there is a need to take much more notice of the evidence base for reform to become a learning society and to accept that we need to change policies in the light of evidence.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Special edition: Transforming Education = Umbau des Bildungswesens.
Keywords:Reform, England, Standards, Evidence, Tests.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (336Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.zfe-online.de/e-index.htm
Publisher statement:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Record Created:23 Feb 2011 03:50
Last Modified:24 Feb 2011 09:35

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