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ERIC Number: EJ883173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
A Feminist Critical Study of a Master's Exam in Teacher Education
Campa, Blanca
Equity & Excellence in Education, v43 n2 p173-187 2010
This article discusses the findings of a qualitative case study that examined the experiences of teacher candidates in a master's degree exit assessment pilot at a university in the southwestern region of the United States. Data (gathered from classroom observations, written documents, and interviews of eight teacher candidates and nine faculty members) were collected and analyzed throughout the study using a feminist critical lens. Findings reveal that the Master's Alternative Assessment Cohort (MAAC) Pilot created conditions that allowed participants to empower themselves in traditional, personal, and reciprocal ways through an assessment process that was collaborative, open for some negotiation, and encouraged social change. Conversely, there also were situations throughout the process in which the participants felt disempowered. Findings also revealed instances in which collaboration perpetuated social relationships and attitudes that promoted racial inequities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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