Policy and the Question of Assessment

Martin Fautley

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    Assessment in music education is a problematic and contested area. There are multiple uses and purposes of assessment, and a range of views and interests?vested and otherwise?concerning it. This chapter will consider the role that assessment, particularly formative assessment, has to play with regard to social justice purposes in music education, focusing particularly on the way that formative assessment can be utilized to resist the prevailing hegemony. It suggests ways in which assessment can be used to open the sphere of music education to democratization, and challenges some of the customs and practices in music education that have developed over the years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPolicy and the Political Life of Music Education
    EditorsPatrick Schmidt, Richard Colwell
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780190246143
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 25 May 2017


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