ERIC Number: ED101346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Grading as a Sadomasochistic Activity or an Erotic Benevolent Activity?
Tjarks, Larry D.
Numerous research studies have been conducted concerning the negative aspects of grading: the low correlations between academic success (high grades) and later vocational or professional success, possible sadomasochistic motives of teachers in awarding grades, and grade assignment resulting from the teacher's sense of duty or responsibility to authority with little tempering by humane feelings. However, studies have also shown that grading can be a benevolent activity in a creative atmosphere which both develops students' feelings of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence and fosters close, accepting, and trusting student-teacher relationships. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (25th, Anaheim, California, April 4-6, 1974)