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ERIC Number: EJ888963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Ethics and Motivation in Remedial Mathematics Education
George, Michael
Community College Review, v38 n1 p82-92 Jul 2010
This article examines motivational potentialities in remedial mathematics education within an ethical context, applying a model for ethical decision making in education developed by Shapiro and Stefkovich, in which three broad ethical categories are discussed: the ethic of justice, the ethic of care, and the ethic of critique. These ethical categories are applied to two broad categories of motivational strategy: motivation by intervention and motivation by policy. It is argued that individual interventions risk encroaching on student autonomy and are ethically contravened, whereas motivation-based regimens--such as graded homework, graded tests, and required tutorials--are recommended if they may be implemented in a way that privileges a standardized placement examination as the ultimate criterion for successful remediation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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