Assessment in Roman Education

  title={Assessment in Roman Education},
  author={Teresa J. Morgan},
  journal={Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy \& Practice},
  pages={11 - 24}
  • T. Morgan
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Sociology
  • Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
This paper examines the content and institutions of Roman education, focusing particularly on the education associated with literacy and numeracy. It seeks to show how a widely standardised and highly socially embedded web of educational practices could function, without formal examinations, by means of high levels of competition and other less formal means of assessment. It considers the role of educational competition in defining and maintaining social élites and looks at the increasingly… Expand
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