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Problematisk bedömningspraxis?: Om gymnasietjejers upplevelser av bedömning i ämnet engelska i årskurs 9 och gymnasiets A-kurs.
Umeå University, Umeå School of Education (USE). Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, the results of a survey regarding grade progression between secondary and upper secondary school in a municipality in the north of Sweden serve as the starting point for a study of the experiences and expectations of a number of 16 year old girls who are in the first year of upper secondary school. The study is performed by means of focus group interviews with female pupils from the three largest upper secondary schools in said municipality in an attempt to gauge their experiences of grades, grade assessment, teacher practices and perceived differences in how boys and girls are treated. The results show that most of the girls are disappointed with upper secondary school so far. Many of them feel that secondary school was both more fun and more rewarding in a sense of learning. Their appreciation of how this more rewarding atmosphere affected their grades differed between the various groups. One group considered lower demands in upper secondary school to be a good thing since it made good grades easy to achieve, whereas one of the other two groups considered the lower demands to be demotivating at best.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
English, grades, grade assessment, gender inequality, focus group study
Keyword [sv]
Engelska, betyg, betygsutveckling, ojämställdhet, fokusgruppstudie
National Category
Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45683OAI: diva2:433697
Educational program
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-09-13 Created: 2011-08-10 Last updated: 2011-09-13Bibliographically approved

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