Education by Numbers

Education by Numbers

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It sounded a noble aim, for New Labour to prioritise education. The method they chose since coming to power was a relentless attempt to raise standards by an obsession with tests and exams in every school, almost at every level. Warwick Mansell researches the subject in detail, and reveals how intention and practice differ so widely.A new maths GCSE, also introduced in 2006, also gave publishers opportunities to launch a new range of textbooks ... The Edexcel exam board advertised its own resources thus: a#39;Written by Edexcel for teachers delivering the Edexcel GCSE, ... It adds, a#39;Produced by a team that understands the common pitfalls in answers to past exam questions, allowing you to ... Most of it involves trying to get pupils to absorb the mark scheme to the extent that they can hit all of the a#39; objectivesa#39; onanbsp;...

Title:Education by Numbers
Author:Warwick Mansell
Publisher:Politico's Publishing - 2007


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