Developing the whole child in an age of academic measurement: Can this be done according to U.K. teachers?

Sanderse, Wouter, Walker, David Ian and Jones, Chantel (2015) Developing the whole child in an age of academic measurement: Can this be done according to U.K. teachers? Teaching and Teacher Education, 47. pp. 195-203. ISSN 0742-051X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2015.01.010

Abstract

Based on a qualitative analysis of interviews with 102 teachers in 33 U.K. secondary schools, the paper shows that “developing the whole child” and “preparing children for life” were personally important to teachers. As they worked, however, in institutions centrally focused on raising pupils' academic performance, this created a tension: the majority believed that the assessment system hindered the development of the whole child. Some teachers believed that they could still make a difference in children's lives by investing in their pedagogical relationship with children. The discussion focuses on how raising students' performances and cultivating their characters may be combined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whole child, Character education, Assessment system, U.K. teachers
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 22:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31897

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