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ERIC Number: EJ882127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
When Western Epistemology and an Indigenous Worldview Meet: Culturally Responsive Assessment in Practice
Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Ruff, William G.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v10 n1 p68-79 Jan 2010
There exists a natural tension between standards-based assessment and a multicultural perspective of assessment. The purpose of this paper was to examine issues of culturally-sensitive assessment, specifically within the context of preparing a female American Indian doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership. How does an instructor with a Western worldview fairly evaluate a research topic proposal written from an Indigenous paradigm? A case study design bounded by a single assignment and the instructor's reflections of that assignment provided the context for examination. When the instructor and the student operate from different worldviews, there is a mismatch in expectations. Criteria for evaluating a student's understanding from an alternative perspective need to be explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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