Assessment for Equity and Inclusion

Assessment for Equity and Inclusion Author A. Lin Goodwin
ISBN-10 9781136047107
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 352
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How students are assessed can determine not only the quality, type, and degree of education they receive, but has long-term consequences for their future. Assessment by standardized testing often labels poor and minority children in ways that exclude them from opportunities, while failing to measure their true potential. Assessment for Equity and Inclusion confronts the debate between standardized testing and alternative assessment methods, locating strategies of assessment by which students are included rather than excluded.



The Assessment Debate

The Assessment Debate Author Valerie J. Janesick
ISBN-10 9781576072790
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 232
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Offers an overview and chronology of the debate surrounding assessments, with attention to the standards movement, and gives examples of authentic assessments, research, implications of posmodernism, and ethical questions.



Rethinking Standards through Teacher Preparation Partnerships

Rethinking Standards through Teacher Preparation Partnerships Author Gary A. Griffin
ISBN-10 0791454398
Release 2002-08-01
Pages 221
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Explores a particular educational reform effort, teacher preparation partnerships, with special attention to standards and assessment.



Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Introduction to Early Childhood Education Author Johnna C. Darragh
ISBN-10 0136101070
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 512
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Equity and Inclusion Johnna Darragh Takes a Blended Early Childhood General/Special Education Approach Offers a broad overview of the field of early childhood education, with a focus on teaching each and every child. Weaves the needs of diverse learners throughout the text, as opposed to isolating content in chapter inserts or a separate chapter. Uniquely emphasizes access for children, families, and professionals to the field of early childhood education and provides strategies supporting equity and success. See also “Issues of Access and Equity” on pages XX, XX, and XXX. Brings the Field to Life Through Extensive Examples “Teaching and Learning Connections” boxes offer applicable and straightforward strategies for chapter content. See pages XX, XX, and XX. Vignettes and case studies highlight chapter material in a natural context, helping students visualize what they’re learning. MyEducationLab, a rich and integrated online experience, provides students a view into real classrooms when they watch videos and answer assignable questions to assess their understanding of chapter content and build skills they will need as teachers. Helps Students Put Theory into Practice Draws strong connections among theory, curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment and emphasizes the intentional curriculum. Supports Professional Development Discusses diverse types and levels of professional experiences. Ties end-of-chapter material to NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation, CEC/DEC Personnel Standards for Early Education and Early Intervention, and NAEYC and DEC Codes of Ethical Conduct. Presents issues and strategies to support professional development over time, including development of a philosophy of education and a portfolio. Johnna Darragh has taught courses at the associate through master’s degree level. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Heartland Community College and the liaison to Heartland’s inclusive Child Development Lab and Learning Center. She is a member of the Illinois Professional Development Leadership Team and she is also the state liaison for the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. Unlike most other texts for Introduction to Early Childhood Education on the market, this one gives foundational coverage of the field, while also incorporating coverage of diverse learners and the importance of access to education and services throughout. The author focuses on the complementary needs of families, children, and professionals in nearly every chapter. The book is structured to support needed professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to ensure equity and accountability for success while also supporting children’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the curriculum.



Ethics Equity and Inclusive Education

Ethics  Equity  and Inclusive Education Author Agnes Gajewski
ISBN-10 9781787147317
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 296
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This volume focuses on professional ethics and the moral dimensions of inclusive education. Grounded in an examination of international conceptualizations of ethics and inclusion, this book will provide a comprehensive analysis of current understandings of professional ethics in the context of inclusive education.



International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation Author T. Kellaghan
ISBN-10 9789401003094
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 1060
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Thomas Kellaghan Educational Research Centre, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland Daniel L. Stufflebeam The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Lori A. Wingate The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Educational evaluation encompasses a wide array of activities, including student assessment, measurement, testing, program evaluation, school personnel evalua tion, school accreditation, and curriculum evaluation. It occurs at all levels of education systems, from the individual student evaluations carried out by class room teachers, to evaluations of schools and districts, to district-wide program evaluations, to national assessments, to cross-national comparisons of student achievement. As in any area of scholarship and practice, the field is constantly evolving, as a result of advances in theory, methodology, and technology; increasing globalization; emerging needs and pressures; and cross-fertilization from other disciplines. The beginning of a new century would seem an appropriate time to provide a portrait of the current state of the theory and practice of educational evaluation across the globe. It is the purpose of this handbook to attempt to do this, to sketch the international landscape of educational evaluation - its conceptual izations, practice, methodology, and background, and the functions it serves. The book's 43 chapters, grouped in 10 sections, provide detailed accounts of major components of the educational evaluation enterprise. Together, they provide a panoramic view of an evolving field.



Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport Author Gary Stidder
ISBN-10 9781136478079
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 240
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An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the theoretical and practical issues faced by physical education teachers today. The book amalgamates areas of critical debate within the world of physical education and is structured around the key topics of ability, special educational needs, gender, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity. These issues are discussed in relation to principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness. Other chapters explore contemporary themes such as healthism and obesity and values in physical education and policy, whilst a chapter new to this edition demonstrates the importance of reflexivity and critical self-reflection in good inclusive practice. As well as being a perfect introductory text for any course on inclusion or inclusive practice in physical education, the book offers invaluable, practical advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are included throughout, as well as guidance on how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the school.



The Skin That We Speak

The Skin That We Speak Author Lisa Delpit
ISBN-10 9781595585844
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 256
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The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today’s teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls “an essential text.” Edited by bestselling author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, the book includes an extended new piece by Delpit herself, as well as groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard. At a time when children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues.



World Yearbook of Education 2017

World Yearbook of Education 2017 Author Julie Allan
ISBN-10 9781315517360
Release 2016-12
Pages 308
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This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education series examines the relationship between assessment systems and efforts to advance equity in education at a time of growing inequalities. It focuses on the political motives behind the expansion of an assessment industry, the associated expansion of an SEN industry and a growth in consequential accountability systems. Split into three key sections, the first part is concerned with the assessment industry, and considers the purpose and function of assessment in policy and politics and the political context in which particular assessment practices have emerged. Part II of the book, on assessing deviance, explores those assessment and identification practices that seek to classify different categories of learners, including children with Limited English Proficiency, with special needs and disabilities and with behavioural problems. The final part of the book considers the consequences of assessment and the possibility of fairer and more equitable alternatives, examining the production of inequalities within assessment in relation to race, class, gender and disability. Discussing in detail the complex historical intersections of assessment and educational equity with particular attention to the implications for marginalised populations of students and their families, this volume seeks to provide reframings and reconceptualisations of assessment and identification by offering new insights into economic and cultural trends influencing them. Co-edited by two internationally renowned scholars, Julie Allan and Alfredo J. Artiles, World Yearbook of Education 2017 will be a valuable resource for researchers, graduates and policy makers who are interested in the economic trends of global education assessment.



OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education Czech Republic 2012

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education  Czech Republic 2012 Author Santiago Paulo
ISBN-10 9789264116788
Release 2012-01-30
Pages 162
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This review provides, for the Czech Republic, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches.



OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education Mexico 2012

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education  Mexico 2012 Author Santiago Paulo
ISBN-10 9789264172647
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 240
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This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Mexico.



OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education Portugal 2012

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education  Portugal 2012 Author Santiago Paulo
ISBN-10 9789264117020
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 180
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This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Portugal.



The World Bank s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment

The World Bank s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment Author The World Bank
ISBN-10 9780821384299
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 165
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The evaluation finds that the content of the World Bank s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) is largely relevant for growth and poverty reduction in the sense that it maps well with the determinants of growth and poverty reduction identified in the economics literature. However, some CPIA criteria need to be revised (in particular trade and finance), and one needs to be added (assessment of disadvantaged socio-economic groups). Second, the evaluation finds that the CPIA ratings are in general reliable and correlate well with similar indicators. The World Bank s internal review process helps guard against potential biases in having Bank staff rate countries on which their work programs depend. The CPIA ratings are found to correlate better with similar indicators for middle income countries than for low income countries. This could be because there is more information available on middle income countries, which increases the likelihood of different institutions having similar assessments on them. This could also be because the CPIA rating exercise takes into account the stage of development, which is more pertinent for low income countries, and which also subject the ratings of those countries to more judgment in an exercise that is already centered on staff judgment.



Achievement and Inclusion in Schools

Achievement and Inclusion in Schools Author Lani Florian
ISBN-10 9781317611660
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 188
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Thoroughly updated to reflect the challenges of diversity in today’s schools, this new edition of Achievement and Inclusion in Schools shows how high levels of inclusion can be entirely compatible with high levels of achievement and that combining the two is not only possible but also essential if all students are to have the opportunity to participate fully in education. Each chapter has been fully revised to reflect an understanding of inclusion as being concerned with the learning and participation of everyone in a changing education policy context. Based on new case study research, this edition sets out to answer the following questions: Are there strategies which can raise the achievement of all students, while safeguarding the inclusion of others who are more vulnerable? How can schools ensure high levels of inclusion as well as high levels of achievement for everyone? How might research into these matters be carried out? With new case studies in this second edition that reflect the devolution of education policy in the four countries of the UK, this book addresses concerns about how schools can respond to differences between learners without marginalising some of them. It offers guidance to practitioners as well as those undertaking research on this important topic.



Strategies for Inclusion

Strategies for Inclusion Author Lauren J. Lieberman
ISBN-10 9780736062473
Release 2009
Pages 212
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Authors Lauren Lieberman and Cathy Houston-Wilson provide you with all the tools and knowledge you will need to successfully include children with disabilities in your program. This fully updated edition includes 38 teaching units, a CD-ROM with printable forms, a new chapter on support personnel, and updated references and approaches to inclusion.



Introduction to Early Childhood Education Equity and Inclusion

Introduction to Early Childhood Education   Equity and Inclusion Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467220873
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 51
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Early Childhood Education , Equity and Inclusion. In this book, you will learn topics such as Issues and Services in Early Childhood Education, Understanding Development, Understanding Child Diversity, and Understanding Family Diversity plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



The Human Equity Advantage

The Human Equity Advantage Author Trevor Wilson
ISBN-10 9781118458495
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 320
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A fresh approach to the old problem of "diversity fatigue" Trevor Wilson, global diversity strategist and visionary leader, presents a fresh, new management model that goes beyond the traditional diversity debate towards inclusion and building human capital. Featuring case studies and practical diagnostic tools and assessments, this book will benefit anyone who is interested in improving their business by building on the unique talents of employees' innate strengths, unique abilities, personality, attitude, life experience and virtues. The agent of this change, the driver of the process, is the equitable leader. This important book outlines 8 core competencies that will guide leaders to create equitable and inclusive work environments where employees are valued because of, not in spite of, their differences and each person can be recognized and developed to strive for their highest potential. Includes a new paradigm for diversity initiatives and finds new solutions Reveals the core competencies that help leaders create an equitable and inclusive workplace Shows how companies can improve hiring and retention, reduce turnover, increase productivity, improve teamwork, and ultimately increase the bottom line The Human Equity Advantage gives you the tools to tap into the unique talents and strengths of each employee.