- xviii, 268 pages ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Hamre, Bjørn,Morin, Anne,Ydesen, Christian,
- Contents: Educational testing, the question of the public good, and room for inclusion : a comparative study between Scotland and the United States -- Minorities and educational testing in schools in Arctic regions : an analysis and discussion focusing on normality, democracy, and inclusion for the cases of Greenland and the Swedish Sami schools -- Educational opportunity between meritocracy and equity : a review of the national college entrance examination in China since 1977 -- The "problem" or "quality" schooling, national testing, and inclusion : Australian insights into policy and practice -- Standardized assessment and the shaping of neoliberal student subjectivities / Stephen Ball -- Quality and inclusion in the SDGS : tension in principle and practice -- School reforms, market logic, and the politics of inclusion in the United States and Denmark -- School development and inclusion in England and Germany -- Inclusion as a right and an obligation in a neoliberal society -- Refugee education : conceptualizing inclusion amid conflict and crisis / Roger Slee -- Inclusion : the Cinderella concept in educational policy in Latin America -- Psychiatric testing and everyday school life : collaborative work with diagnosed children -- Development of a formative assessment system within a cross-cultural context (MANGO) -- The significance of SEN assessment, diagnoses, and psychometric tests in inclusive education : studies from Sweden and Germany / Lani Florian.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Testing and Inclusive Schooling provides a comparative perspective on seemingly incompatible global agendas and efforts to include all children in the general school system, thus reducing exclusion. With an examination of the international testing culture and the politics of inclusion currently permeating national school reforms, this book raises a critical and constructive discussion of these movements, which appear to support one another, yet simultaneously offer profound contradictions. With contributions from around the world, the book analyses the dilemma arising between reforms that urge schools to move towards a constantly higher academic level, and those who practice a politics of inclusion leading to a greater degree of student diversity. The book considers the types of problems that arise when reforms implemented at the international level are transformed into policies and practices, firmly placing global educational efforts into perspective by highlighting a range of different cases at both national and local levels. Testing and Inclusive Schooling sheds light on new possibilities for educational improvements in global and local contexts and is essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students interested in international and comparative education, assessment technologies and practices, inclusion, educational psychology and educational policy"--