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ERIC Number: ED129131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Ranking Game: The Power of the Academic Elite.
Dolan, W. Patrick
This book reviews the Cartter and Roose Anderson reports on graduate education published by the American Council on Education (ACE) in 1966 and 1970, respectively. The author sets out three questions that require attention in looking at a process such as the ACE rankings: (1) who is evaluating whom? (2) what is being evaluated? and (3) for what purpose? A broad outline of the present context of judging educational goals and behavior is presented. The criteria for judging "quality of graduate faculty," described as scholarly competence and achievements, is examined. The studies themselves are examined, including their assumptions and methodology against this background as well as their rhetoric as it effects their claims and use. Some of the uses of the ACE rankings, within and without institutions of higher education, are discussed along with some alternatives to these two studies and their uses. (JMF)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, Evaluation, Faculty Evaluation, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Professional Education, School Surveys, Universities
Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 338 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE.