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ERIC Number: EJ842070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1747-938X
Does Education Corrupt? Theories of Grade Inflation
Oleinik, Anton
Educational Research Review, v4 n2 p156-164 2009
Several theories of grade inflation are discussed in this review article. It is argued that grade inflation results from the substitution of criteria specific to the search for truth by criteria of quality control generated outside of academia. Particular mechanisms of the grade inflation that occurs when a university is transformed into a commercial enterprise, an industrial workshop or an extended family (Alma Mater) are discussed in detail. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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