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dc.contributor.authorPratt, Nick
dc.contributor.authorAlderton, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T00:32:39Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T00:32:39Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287864
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores primary teachers’ accounts of their responses to major changes in the curriculum and assessment system in England, which has recently re-designated expected standards of achievement and progress. Analysis is informed by Foucauldian poststructural understandings of power/knowledge and truth to examine how they reorganise their practices as mathematics teachers within a policy context which continues to compel schools to focus on performance. By means of a small-scale empirical study, we identify the tensions created when the ‘rules of the game’ change and how technological assessment tools require and enable teachers to reproduce levels and labels to categorise pupils. Our aim in undertaking this analysis is not to compare teachers’ assessment practices to an ideal, beyond policy, but to illustrate how government-driven changes to assessment are insufficient to change underlying discourses of performativity which ultimately shape practice.
dc.subjectElementary school mathematics
dc.subjectassessment
dc.subjectFoucault
dc.subjectgovernmentality
dc.titleIt's different, it's difficult, it's unknown': Letting go of levels
dc.typeConference Object
prism.endingPage3587
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNamePROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10)
prism.startingPage3580
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.35179
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-11-30
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.17863/CAM.35179
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017
dc.contributor.orcidAlderton, Julie [0000-0002-1408-7640]
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
pubs.conference-nameTenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10
pubs.conference-start-date2017-02-01
cam.orpheus.successThu Nov 05 11:53:18 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
pubs.conference-finish-date2017-02-05
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-12-31


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