03 SES 06 JS, Addressing the Challenges at the Interface of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation
Symposium JS NW 03 and NW 09
The extent to which the goals and contents of education should to be regulated has been a complicated balancing act in the Netherlands over the years. Against a backdrop of a long-standing statutory tradition of freedom of education, governmental decisions about 'what knowledge is of most worth' have been delicate. In this paper an attempt is made to disentangle this complicated balancing act between curriculum regulation and curriculum freedom in the Netherlands during the past 40 years. In doing so, we distinguish three major episodes. During the third episode we noticed an increased, GERM (Global Educational Reform Movement)-inspired significance being attached to testing and test-based accountability and surveillance. Moreover there is a growing discomfort about the perceived partial focus on the basics. There is more worth teaching and learning within the allocated amount of time than literacy and numeracy. The paper discusses that this 'framing the back door' of the education building by means of more output regulation should not go without first ‘framing the front door’ through democratic debate and balanced decision-making on the goals and contents to be realized and assessed. The paper concludes with the initiatives taken in order to debate these curricular issues.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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