ERIC Number: ED375170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Backing into Community: A Reconceptualization of Equity and Assessment in Higher Education.
Keith, Novella Z.; Keith, Nelson W.
The changing meaning of equity and assessment is traced in the context of a shift from the hegemony of a market discourse to an emergent "conversation" centered around relationships and community. The weakening position of the state and the market through global socioeconomic transformation sets loose a search for alternatives, which ends up "backing into" community. As the market-driven definitions of equity and assessment lose their moorings, alternative constructs emerge. The new conversation locates equity and assessment within the learning process itself, as adjuncts to the creation of a community of learners. After exploring the contours of the new community conceptually, programmatic suggestions are offered for structuring outcomes assessment in higher education in ways supportive of equity and community building. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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