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Education Systems and Learners

Knowledge and Knowing


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David Scott
    Pages 55-89
  3. David Scott
    Pages 91-100
  4. David Scott
    Pages 101-107
  5. David Scott
    Pages 109-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-163

About this book


This book explores curricular, teaching and learning practices in schools in England and in higher education institutions, and considers the damaging effects of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for UK higher education institutions, international comparative assessment systems such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and broadly, how educational judgements are now made about educational matters. David Scott criticizes the implementation of neo-liberal policies and practices in education systems round the world, management and control system approaches, and empiricist/positivist research agendas. The book offers an account of a new education model, which is directly in opposition to agendas currently supported by the right of the political spectrum. It will be of interest to teachers and students of education, the education research community, practising and trainee teachers, and education policy makers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the authors

David Scott is Professor of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK.

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