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ERIC Number: EJ811761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Judith Miller and Me: When Sources Reveal More than They Should
Shulman, Judith H.
New Educator, v4 n3 p204-215 Jul 2008
While conducting a study of mentoring teacher candidates for National Board Certification, the researchers discovered some controversial evidence in three cases written by candidate support providers who were coaching teachers to develop their portfolio entries. This evidence could be interpreted as crossing the boundaries of appropriate mentoring during a high-stakes assessment. Using an adaptation of Judge David Tatel's framework in his opinion on the Judith Miller case, the author analyzes the tensions the researchers experienced weighing their ethical responsibility to make public the controversial evidence against their commitment to prevent harm to the persons and organizations involved in the study. The article examines the nature of this evidence in the cases and traces the researchers' quest to resolve how to handle the evidence in a published venue, given neither guidelines nor precedents for appropriate behavior. The article also provides a strategy for clarifying some of the questions raised in the study. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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