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Mary James has researched and written on a range of educational subjects which encompass curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in schools, and implications for teachers´ professional development, school leadership and policy frameworks. She has written many books and journals on assessment, particularly assessment for learning and is an expert on teacher learning, curriculum, leadership for learning and educational policy.
Starting with a specially written introduction in which Mary gives an overview of her career and contextualises her selection, the chapters are divided into three parts:
- Educational Assessment and Learning
- Educational Evaluation and Curriculum Development
- Educational Research and the Improvement of Practice
Through this book, readers can follow the different strands that Mary James has researched and written about over the last three decades, and clearly see her important contribution to the field of education.
Table of Contents
Part One: Educational Evaluation for Innovation and Change 1. School Self-Evaluation for the Improvement of Educational Practice: Some theoretical issues 2. School Self-Evaluation: Patterns of emerging practice 3. HOw Shal we Know Success: Alternative ways of developing criteria for judging the effectiveness of educational programmes, with reference to PSHE 4. Evaluation for Policy: Rhetoric and political reality Part 2: Educational Assessment and Learning 5. Negotiation and Dialogue in Student Assessment by Teachers 6. Assessment for Learning 7. Assessment, Learning and the Improvement of Students 8. Systems for Moderation by Teachers to Enhance the Quality of Assessment 9. Measured Lives: The rise of assessment as the engine of change in English schools 10. Assessment in Harmony with our Understanding of Learning Part Three: Educational Research and the Development of Curriculum and Pedagogy 11. Embedding and Spreading Assessment for Learning and Learning How to Learn Ideas and Practices Within and Beyond the Classroom 12. Ten Principles for Effective Pedagogy 13. Lawrence Stenhouse's Process Model of Curriculum Research and Development Revisited
Professor Mary James works part-time for the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge as Associate Director of Research. She is also President of the British Educational Research Association.