The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.

Self-Assessment as a Lens for Learning

Self-Assessment as a Lens for Learning

Self-assessment as a lens for learning

Assessment is arguably one of the more complex and controversial issues in an inclusive education system and generally raises heated debate around questions such as: what should be assessed? Who should assess, and be assessed? Why assess? and How to assess? As a process, assessment is most effective when used to support the learning of and about self in a range of contexts, and can be a motivational force when it challenges the learner about their own learning. However, assessment can also have the opposite effect, disempowering and demotivating; something done to, rather than with the learner. These issues are explored in this chapter where we compare different models of assessment, highlight the value of ...

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