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ERIC Number: EJ859659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Rethinking Assessment in an Indigenous Specific Program
Fleet, Alma; Kitson, Rosalind
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v55 n3 p397-413 Fall 2009
Nonstandard entry programs into higher education include worthy goals and problematic processes. Although effective practices in teacher education would seem to be well established, complications arise when good intentions intersect with university protocols, issues of power, history, rights, and cultural complexities. This article reports on an Australian study on assessment approaches in an early childhood Indigenous teacher education program. Focus group investigations with current students and teaching staff and interviews with graduates reveal some similarities in perception, but a range of challenges to be addressed. Diversity of perspective characterizes both the student groups' and lecturers' responses.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia