If qualifications are to regain, and then maintain, the public’s confidence – then their design and administration must be wrested of government control â€“ claim James Croft and Anton Howes
In their bid for office, the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom staked a great deal of their political capital on restoring public confidence in the quality of the education system. In tandem with measures to improve training and attract higher calibre entrants to the teaching profession, a key strategy for achieving that objective has been to introduce greater autonomy to the system so that headteachers can act to address poor performance and teaching professionals are treated as such.
Strange then, that when it comes to key stage four curriculum and assessment reform, the British government has adopted exactly the reverse of this approach. Full post.