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College Admissions for the 21st Century

reviewed by Alan Cliff - January 18, 2011

coverTitle: College Admissions for the 21st Century
Author(s): Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674048237, Pages: 224, Year: 2010
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 18, 2011
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  • Alan Cliff
    University of Cape Town
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    ALAN CLIFF is a Senior Lecturer and teaches courses in educational psychology, educational assessment and adult education to mostly postgraduate education students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. His PhD research consisted of a study of the conceptions of learning of in-service high school and college teachers and the impact of these teachersí engagement in further formal postgraduate studies on the stability or otherwise of their conceptions of learning. He has recently been involved in national projects in South African Higher Education that have been aimed at the development and implementation of tests of academic potential. He is also involved in the National Benchmark Tests Project (NBTP) in South Africa, where he is convenor for the development of an NBT in Academic Literacy. His most recent publications have been on the use of alternative tests of academic literacy and mathematical and scientific reasoning for assessing entry-level studentsí ability to cope with higher education. He has published in journals such as the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Journal, Higher Education and the European Journal of Psychology of Education.
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