Item description for Resisting Qualifications Reforms in New Zealand: The English Study Design as Constructive Dissent by Terry Locke...
New Zealand has been a veritable "laboratory" for a range of social experiments in the last twenty years, including an arranged marriage with neo-liberal economic policies during the late 80s and 90s. These experiments extended to education, where students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers have experienced wide-ranging "reforms" in administration, curriculum and qualifications. The most contentious of these have been a series of untrialled and radical qualifications reforms. This book offers a critical examination of these reforms from the perspective of a group of educators who resisted them by doing the unthinkable: devising their own national qualification and making it work. Terry Locke is currently Chairperson of the Arts and Language Education Department of the School of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research interests include curriculum and assessment reform, teacher professionalism, constructions of English as a subject, literacy and ICT and the teaching of argument. He is currently engaged in a major research project on the teaching of literature in multicultural classrooms. He is coordinating editor of the journal English Teaching: Practice and Critique. His most recent book is Critical Discourse Analysis (Continuum: 2004).
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 12, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087902158 ISBN13 9789087902155
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More About Terry Locke
Terry Locke is an Associate Professor in English Language Education at the School of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Terry Locke was born in 1946 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Waikato, New Zealand The University of Waikato, New Zeal.