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ERIC Number: EJ975052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Strengthening Morality and Ethics in Educational Assessment through "Ubuntu" in South Africa
Beets, Peter A. D.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v44 ns2 p68-83 Sep 2012
While assessment is regarded as integral to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning, it is also a practice fraught with moral and ethical issues. An analysis is made of current assessment practices of teachers in South Africa which seem to straddle the domains of accountability and professional codes of conduct. In the process the position of the teacher as mediator between policies and diverse learner needs is explored in the light of moral and ethical considerations. Based on the notions of ethical caring and caring about, the article suggests the infusing of principles of "ubuntu" in assessment practices may provide a framework to embed and strengthen morality and ethics in South African school assessment practices. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa