WorldCat Identities

Wolf, Alison

Overview
Works: 70 works in 242 publications in 5 languages and 4,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HM51, 331.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alison Wolf
The XX factor : how the rise of working women has created a far less equal world by Alison Wolf( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 764 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
Contemporary sociological theory : continuing the classical tradition by Ruth A Wallace( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary sociological theory : expanding the classical tradition by Ruth A Wallace( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 430 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
Contemporary sociological theory by Ruth A Wallace( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competence-based assessment by Alison Wolf( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 248 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 )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 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

The XX factor : how working women are creating a new society by Alison Wolf( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, being female defined a woman's fate. Now, women's careers rival men's. But while these changes are revolutionary, their impact is unequal: in reality, the 'sisterhood' of working women is deeply divided. Since the groundbreaking 1960s, working women have drifted further apart. This title explores the topic of women in the workplace
Improving literacy at work by Alison Wolf( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern societies demand high levels of literacy. The written word is pervasive; individuals with poor literacy skills are deeply disadvantaged; and governments are increasingly pre-occupied with the contribution that skills can make to economic growth. As a result, the basic skills of adult workers are of concern as never before, a focus for workplace and education policy and practice. While Improving Literacy at Work builds on detailed research from the UK, the issue is a universal one and rising skill requirements mean the conclusions drawn will be of equal interest elsewhere in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The research findings have very direct implications and practical relevance for teaching and learning, as this valuable book demonstrates, providing clear advice on how to develop effective provision and how best to support learners at work
Convergence and divergence in European education and training systems by Andy Green( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 70 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 )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and economic performance by Alison Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La teoria sociologica contemporanea by Ruth A Wallace( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring 'broad skills' : the prediction of skill retention and transfer over time by Alison Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The maths we need now : demands, deficits and remedies( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 35 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 )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and competence : current issues in training and education by H. D Black( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Access to assessment initiative by Theresa Crowley-Bainton( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of vocational education : the Wolf report by Alison Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 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
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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
וולף, אליסון

ウルフ, A

Languages
English (151)

Italian (13)

Japanese (2)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Contemporary sociological theory : expanding the classical traditionCompetence-based assessmentDoes education matter? : myths about education and economic growthAssessment in transition : learning, monitoring, and selection in international perspectiveImproving literacy at workConvergence and divergence in European education and training systemsAn adult approach to further educationThe maths we need now : demands, deficits and remediesA spreadsheet approach to maths for GNVQ engineering