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Title Competence and accountability in education / edited by Peter McKenzie, Philip Mitchell, Paul Oliver.

Published Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Arena, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  379.1540941 COMP {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 153 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Monitoring change in education ; 1st v.
Monitoring change in education ; 1st v.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Competence-based education / David Brady -- 2. Achieving consistency in NVQ assessment / Christine Johnson -- 3. TDLB Units: threat or improvement? / David Neve -- 4. Aspects of competence in a nursing context / John Sheehan -- 5. After the Smithers Report: claim and counter-claim / Peter McKenzie and Paul Oliver -- 6. Competence in initial teacher-training: technical or professional? / Bob Butroyd -- 7. Accountability and the professional environment of teachers / Philip Mitchell -- 8. The concept of competence in primary teaching / Mary Jane Drummond -- 9. Tying up loose ends or blueprint for education for the next 25 years? / Peter McBride -- 10. The necessity of NCVQ / Lewis Owen.
Summary Competence & Accountability in Education focuses upon two concepts which have occupied a central position in curriculum development and delivery across a number of sectors of education. In a world of apparently diminishing resources, there have been consistent calls for more effectiveness and efficiency in education, and there can be no question that those involved in education will face calls for increased accountability. Meanwhile, the competence 'movement' has stressed the idea that education and training should be primarily concerned with achieving measurable outcomes, particularly those which have credence in the workplace. Opponents suggest that this is often to the detriment of the knowledge and understanding normally regarded as crucial to competent performance, yet it is likely that this kind of measurement will increasingly become an index of accountability.
The chapters in this volume examine these concepts in a variety of contexts, ranging from school-based teacher training to the assessment of NVQs, and from recent government legislation to the Smithers Report.
Other author Oliver, Paul.
McKenzie, Peter.
Mitchell, Philip, 1939-
Subject Competency-based education -- Great Britain.
Educational accountability -- Great Britain.
Curriculum planning -- Great Britain.
Variant Title Competence & accountability in education.
ISBN 1857422791