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Publication date: 16 May 2008

Lesley Lydell

The purpose of this paper is to describe the current interest in accountability for educational results within the context of US graduate education.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe the current interest in accountability for educational results within the context of US graduate education.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of a survey of significant aspects of assessment in graduate education: historical contexts, current challenges, and an envisioned future.

Findings

A greater concern for and active inclusion of students' perspectives distinguishes discussions of educational results in graduate education from discussions of results in undergraduate education.

Originality/value

The paper presents a clear distinction between graduate and undergraduate contexts for discussions of accountability and educational results

Details

On the Horizon, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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