Negotiating the Terrain of High-stakes Accountability in Science Teaching

Negotiating the Terrain of High-stakes Accountability in Science Teaching

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Teachers interact with their students on behalf of the entire educational system. The aim of this study is to explore how biology teachers understand and construct their practice in a high-stakes accountability environment that is likely to be riddled with tensions. By critically questioning the technical paradigms of accountability this study challenges the fundamental assumptions of accountability. Such a critical approach may help teachers develop empowerment strategies that can free them from the de-skilling effects of the educational accountability system.observations, I was shaken by a question from one of Ms. Victoriaa#39;s ninth grade students. Ms. Victoria was administering a test in class. As part of the test, students had a take- home essay on the ethics of genetic engineering. The title of theanbsp;...


Title:Negotiating the Terrain of High-stakes Accountability in Science Teaching
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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