In a classroom context the teacher has a vital role in establishing the kind of

In a classroom context the teacher has a vital role

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In a classroom context, the teacher has a vital role in establishing the kind of environment in which all learners can feel comfortable, in which prejudices and stereotypes (past and present) can be openly discussed, and in which all individuals, irrespective of background and interest may develop their full potential as learners and members of society. Assessment of Skills in Recognizing and Taking Action against Discriminatory Practices The dilemma facing the classroom teacher is that recognizing and taking action against discriminatory practices is a prescribed outcome in the curriculum, and as such requires some form of assessment to determine if it has been achieved. But how can one objectively assess a skill that is very personal in nature, one for which visible behaviours or verbal expressions may not be evident, or one that is processed and demonstrated by students in their own respective ways inside and outside the classroom? A form of student self-assessment may be the most appropriate means to assess this outcome. This form of assessment removes the fear students may have regarding the objectivity of the teacher’s interpretations and conclusions about this very sensitive and personal realm in their lives. Indeed, it also frees the teacher from the obligation and risks of making interpretations and drawing conclusions that may not reflect the true nature of the students’ skills in this important area. The Discriminatory Practices: Self-Assessment (BLM G- (page 2 of 2)
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Recognizing and Acting against Discriminatory Practices TN 36 Antiti 14) may be a useful tool for student self-assessment in that it allows students time for thought and private response, it provides specific prompts for student responses, and also encourages students to make any comments that may be helpful in their own assessment.
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