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Assessing Learning Achievement

 
Digumarti Harshitha (Editor) Digumarti Bhaskara Rao (Editor)
Synopsis How much are our children learning at school? Are there major gaps in their learning that need to be addressed? For tens of millions of parents around the world, these questions are deeply troubling. They and their children live in developing countries or in marginalized areas of the industrialized world where schools are underfunded, teachers lack adequate training and student achievement may or may not reach the level of basic literacy and numeracy. The research projects launched in the wake of the World Conference on Education For All, which held in Jomtien in 1990, have documented disparities in learning achievement not only between the various regions and countries of the world but within particular nations. This research undertaken by UNESCO examines the reasons for the growing global interest in educational measurement, lays out some of the central findings of the movement, and then takes up the all important question of how assessment of student outcomes can be put to the service of promoting quality education for all children. This book will be of great use to the researchers, educationists, policy makers and social service activists in understanding learning achievement and fulfilling the objectives of education for all.
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Digumarti Bhaskara Rao

Dr. Digumarti Bhaskara Rao (9-6-1957), M.Sc., M.A., M.A., M.Ed., PhD., a university rank holder, has had his higher education from Andhra, Bhopal, Nagarjuna and Osmania universities. He is author and editor of about 200 books that include 5 Encyclopaedias and has published more than 300 papers and articles on science and edcucation in India and abroad. He has co-chaired a symposium in an International Conference on Psychology held at Martin Luther University, Halle- Wittenberg, Germany; acted as a group leader in International Seminar on Educational leadership and Social Change Held at Tallinn Pedagogical University,  Talling,Estonia; and studied the educational Programmes in Bhutan. He is selected by the Unified Teaching Service, Government of Botswana to teach in Botswana and by the Austrian study Centre for peace and conflict Resolution, Austria for the International Peace-Keepers and Peace-Builders Training Programme with the sponsorship of Government of Austria. He is honoured with Seva Ratna Award, Vidya Seva Vibhushan Award, Bharat Gaurav Award, Jewel of India Award and Best Citizen of India Award for his meritorious and commendable contributions to the field of education. The Government of Andhra pradesh appointed him as Associate Member, Distric Co-ordination Committee on Vocational Guidance and Educational Counselling. He is appointed as a Member, Board of Management, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, under eminent Person in education category by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He is with R.V.R. College of Education, Guntur, A.P., India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Assessing Learning Achievement
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171416012
length xviii+107p., Tables; Figures; Illustrations; 23cm