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ERIC Number: EJ818643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Not Ready to Let Go: A Study of Resistance to Grading Contracts
Spidell, Cathy; Thelin, William H.
Composition Studies, v34 n1 p35-69 Spr 2006
This article presents a study on how students experience grading contracts. Data were collected from students at a mid-western four-year university campus, where the population consists of middle- to working-class students. Patterns from the data revealed considerable resistance, verifying the teacher-researcher's ongoing sense of these students' reactions. Results demonstrated the need for grading contracts to be contextualized within a democratic, critical classroom. Implications of the study are discussed. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A