Grading : harmonising standards and stakeholder expectations

Choy, Sarojni C. & Lidstone, John (2011) Grading : harmonising standards and stakeholder expectations. Quality in Higher Education, 17(1), pp. 111-115.

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This paper suggests that when a course is planned within one culture for delivery to members of another culture, appropriate quality control of assessment becomes an issue of major proportions. Based on their experience of presenting an Aid Agency-funded Masters course in a developing country in the Pacific, the authors describe the processes to address the needs and wants of all the stakeholders, with different cultural expectations. Maintaining a balance between domestic and Pacific student cohorts regarding resources and opportunities for study was especially challenging. However, grounding grades in course curriculum and clearly stated objectives permitted the teaching team to meet external requirements while maintaining their professional and academic freedom.

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ID Code: 45796
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: tertiary education, higher education, assessment of students, international students, cross-cultural assessment, stakeholder interests, quality, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/13538322.2011.554635
ISSN: 1353-8322
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Quality in Higher Education, 17(1), p.111-115]. [Quality in Higher Education] is available online at informaworldTM
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2011 04:56
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 09:33

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