School Rankings Debate: Multimedia
The school rankings debate has illustrated the challenge British Columbia faces as educators and concerned citizens seek to resist American style high-stakes testing. The Faculty of Education has joined this dialogue in depth and in various media.
First, a debate on school rankings sponsored by BCASCD.
“The Great Debate: Measuring our Schools”with Paul Shaker and Peter Cowley, Director of School Perfornance Studies, Fraser Institute, (January 18, 2007)
Second, an overall look at evaluation:
“What really counts! Rethinking accountability”
A keynote speech by Paul Shaker, Dean of Education, SFU (Oct. 2006, BCTF Conference)http://www.workingtv.com/rethinking-accountability.html