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Edited by Shin, Jung Cheol; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Teichler, Ulrich
While university ranking surveys are widely used in policy and academic discussions, this is the first book to explore the theoretical and methodological issues of ranking itself. It is a much-needed reality check on the many problems inherent in the surveys.
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By Haque, Bali
"The book analyses four major reforms since 1989: Tomorrow's Schools, the NCEA, the revised New Zealand Curriculum and the National Standards. It explores the role of the Ministry of Education, the PPTA, and secondary school principals, and asks some fundamental questions about h...ow we define and measure school and teacher quality and the extent to which schools and teachers can be expected to overcome socioeconomic disadvantage in homes. It examines how well ERO makes decisions about school quality, how useful our decile system is, and the extent to which NCEA results provide any useful measure of school quality. In a final future pathways section, the author sets out his proposals to address the problems and concerns raised throughout the book"--Back cover.Read more
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