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ERIC Number: EJ891005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Troubles with Grades, Grading, and Change: Learning from Adventures in Alternative Assessment Practices in Teacher Education
McClam, Sherie; Sevier, Brian
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n7 p1460-1470 Oct 2010
In this paper, two teacher educators work to understand their attempts to transform teacher-student relations by altering traditional grading practices. Using actor-network theory, the authors examine the social effects produced across and throughout a school of education when they changed the meaning and significance of grades. Detailed analysis of retrospective reflections (narratives and dialogue) reveals the deeply ingrained and broadly interconnected role that traditional understandings of grades play in defining and stabilizing identities and responsibilities. The specific outcomes here reveal the authors' complicity in the failure of their own change effort and offer implications for teacher educators attempting change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A