NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1256637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1933-5954
Moving from Critical Assessment to Assessment as Care
Arellano Douglas, Veronica
Communications in Information Literacy, v14 n1 Article 4 p46-65 2020
In "Teaching Against the Grain: Critical Assessment in the Library Classroom," Maria Accardi sought a critical, feminist approach to assessment that questioned power structures, celebrated learners, and found strength in diverse perspectives and voices. This article expands on Accardi's work to explore a care-based assessment framework rooted in the foundations of critical assessment, relational-cultural theory, and critical generosity. This includes a critique of the current language of assessment in library and information science literature and higher education; an examination of models for more caring versions of assessment (particularly those from other feminized professions); and a reframing of the conversation around assessment from one of demonstrating value to one of embodying a value of care and connection in learning for both students and librarians.
Communications in Information Literacy. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A