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Title: Sacrificing intellectual excellence to administrative and political convenience in British Columbia public schools : departmental examinations re-examined
Author: Rexin, Philip Arthur
Degree Master of Arts - MA
Program Educational Studies
Copyright Date: 1985
Subject Keywords High schools -- British Columbia -- Examinations
Abstract: In 1973 Grade 12 external examinations for high school graduation were re-introduced. This thesis examines the heritage of key concepts central to these policy changes: external examinations, standards and critical thinking. It also reviews the historical context which influenced these decisions. Further, this thesis questions whether examination policy now, or in the past, has led to the encouragement of intellectual excellence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/25513
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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