Allen, A. (2012) Cultivating the myopic learner: the shared project of high and low-stakes assessment. British Journal of Sociology of Education. ISSN 0142-5692 (In Press)Full text available as:
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This paper argues that despite the obvious and important differences between high and low-stakes assessment, there remain important points in common. These manifest themselves at a sociological level, where each tradition of assessment shares a similar disposition towards power. It is argued that both high and low-stakes assessment as they are practised in England today, act together in support of a wider regime of power. This regime relies upon the construction of specialised subjectivities, defined by a myopic and self-perpetuating concern with individual progression.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an author produced version of a paper accepted for publication in British Journal of Sociology of Education. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy|
|Keywords:||Assessment, biopower, disciplinary power, process|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Education (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Mr Ansgar Allen|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2012 16:14|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 17:36|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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