Dr. William C. Smith edited The Global Testing Culture: Shaping Education Policy, Perceptions, and Practice, the latest volume in the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series.
“This book problematizes this culture by providing critical perspectives that challenge the assumptions of the culture and describe how the culture manifests in national contexts. The volume makes it clear that testing, per se, is not the problem. Instead it is how tests are administered, used or misused, and linked to accountability that provide the global testing culture with its powerful ability to shape schools and society and lead to its unintended, undesirable consequences.”
The volume includes an introduction by Smith and 15 chapters written by experts from around the world. Click here to read more.