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High-stakes schooling : what we can learn from Japan's experiences with testing, accountability, and education reform

Author: Christopher Bjork
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on Japan's experiences with testing, overtesting, and recent reforms to relax educational pressures, Christopher Bjork sheds light on the best path forward for US schools. He asks a variety of questions related to testing and reform, and each draws direct parallels to issues that the schools currently face.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bjork, Christopher.
High-stakes schooling
(DLC) 2015019957
(OCoLC)907196560
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bjork
ISBN: 9780226309552 022630955X
OCLC Number: 927437978
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Searching for solutions --
Framing the education crisis --
Examining the impact of reform polices --
The teaching force --
Nurturing enthusiasm in elementary school students --
Responses to change in the middle schools --
Curricular reform, academic achievement, and educational opportunity --
Shifting student-teacher relationships --
Broadening the discussion --
US teachers reflect on Japanese elementary school instruction --
Looking forward.
Responsibility: Christopher Bjork.

Abstract:

Drawing on Japan's experiences with testing, overtesting, and recent reforms to relax educational pressures, Christopher Bjork sheds light on the best path forward for US schools. He asks a variety of questions related to testing and reform, and each draws direct parallels to issues that the schools currently face.

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