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Wolf, Alison

Overview
Works: 66 works in 224 publications in 4 languages and 3,911 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HM51, 331.4
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Most widely held works by Alison Wolf
Contemporary sociological theory by Ruth A Wallace ( Book )
52 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines the assumptions and concepts of the five major sociological theories and the classical roots of the modern theories. It focuses specifically on functionalism, conflict theory, theories of rational choice, symbolic interactionism, and phenomenology. Focusing on writers whose work has most influenced social theory, this book explores the key concepts of each theory, the background of the major theorists, empirical applications, and everyday "lay" use of each perspective. The book also features examples of research based on actual theory, direct quotations from major theorists, and feminist contributions and critiques on each major perspective
The XX factor : how the rise of working women has created a far less equal world by Alison Wolf ( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores how the growing number of professional women have impacted society, considering controversial perspectives on how the definition of female success has changed in ways that may not be supporting a woman's best interests
Improving literacy at work by Alison Wolf ( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The need to improve the basic skills of the workforce is a perennial problem for employers and employees alike
Competence-based assessment by Alison Wolf ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Competence-based assessment is the cornerstone of the UK Government's reforms of vocational training and of non-academic full-time education post-16. Australia has adopted similar policies, and there is considerable interest in the notion of 'competence' in both Europe and North America. Alison Wolf describes the main characteristics of the competence-based approach as it has emerged in the UK, and traces its origins in American experimental programmes of the 1970s. The arguments for the approach are discussed in detail. Many of these arguments derive from the demonstrable limitations of more conventional assessment, especially in predicting work performance. She then analyzes the theoretical assumptions which competence-based assessment shares with the criterion-referenced movement as a whole, distinguishing clearly between those claims which can be sustained and those which cannot. She also synthesizes the growing body of evidence on implementation. Many lessons have now been learned about whether and how one can establish a workable, robust and reliable competence-based system.; It has become evident both that the preconditions for success are often missing, and that, if they are ignored, competence-based 'reforms' may have largely negative consequences. The final chapter reviews the prospects for competence-based awards, and offers some conclusions on what is essential to a competence-based approach
Does education matter? : myths about education and economic growth by Alison Wolf ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education has become an obsession for politicians and the public alike. It is seen by many as an economic panacea, but is there a link between economic growth and increased spending on higher education? This text discusses comparative education policy
Assessment in transition : learning, monitoring, and selection in international perspective by Angela Little ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convergence and divergence in European education and training systems by Andy Green ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data prepared for the European Commission, this book examines how, and to what extent, European education systems have converged and diverged since the mid-1980s
An adult approach to further education by Alison Wolf ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education and economic performance by Alison Wolf ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La teoria sociologica contemporanea by Ruth A Wallace ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Measuring 'broad skills' : the prediction of skill retention and transfer over time by Alison Wolf ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The maths we need now : demands, deficits and remedies ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book shows that, although higher level mathematical qualifications are in demand across industry and commerce, the number of people studying has fallen dramatically
A spreadsheet approach to maths for GNVQ engineering by Rosamund Sutherland ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knowledge and competence : current issues in training and education by H. D Black ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Review of vocational education : the Wolf report by Alison Wolf ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DFE-00031-2011 This PDF document is licensed to be made available on this library catalogue via a PSI Licence to reproduce public sector information
Access to assessment initiative by T Crowley-Bainton ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convergences and divergences in European education and training systems : a research project commissioned by Andrew Green ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and Danish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assessment issues and problems in a criterion-based system by Alison Wolf ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convergencias y divergencias en los sistemas europeos de educación y formación profesional by Andy Green ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Work based learning : trainee assessment by supervisors by Alison Wolf ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ウルフ, A
Languages
English (148)
Italian (12)
Spanish (2)
Danish (1)
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