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ERIC Number: EJ1012244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Assessment, Technology and Democratic Education in the Age of Data
Perrotta, Carlo
Learning, Media and Technology, v38 n1 p116-122 2013
This paper contends that powerful techniques to manipulate data, enabled by technological and economic developments, can be easily co-opted to serve the restrictive frameworks of hyper-controlling, managerial accountability that characterise current cultures of summative assessment in education. In response to these challenges, research is urgently needed to increase our understanding of the impact that assessments have on individuals and society. The paper concludes that social research ought to contribute to the identification of responses--educational, technological and political--that can minimise inequalities and potential abuses through the encouragement of data literacy across society. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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