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ERIC Number: ED209307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May-25
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Worldwide Issue of Access.
Turnbull, William W.
The assumption is made that opportunity means a chance to participate, if one chooses, in the intellectual, economic and personal rewards available most readily through mastering the skills, such as literacy and numeracy, that are important in at least one of the viable cultures that make up the society. Historically, the members of some groups, notably the poor, have seldom had that chance because they have lacked effective instruction in the skills needed to advance within the culture. The issue of access includes a succession of opportunities, with each success making the next one more likely, and each failure a barrier to further progress. "Student-centered assessment" is proposed as a means of substantially improving the chance of all students to develop as far and as fast as they can. It emphasizes immediate feedback to both the student and the teacher. Examples from the classroom and from the guidance process are used to illustrate this model of assessment. Its implications for admission requirements for higher education are discussed. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A