Politics, program self-assessment, and the challenge of cultural change

Kelli Cargile Cook, Mark Zachry

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Abstract

This collection of essays focuses on both how and why assessment serves as a key element in the teaching and practice of technical and professional communication. The collection is organized to form a dual approach: on the one hand, it offers a landscape view of the activities involved in assessment - examining how it works at institutional, program, and classroom levels; on the other, it surveys the implications of using assessment for formulating, maintaining, and extending the teaching and practice of technical communication. The book offers teachers, students, scholars, and practitioners alike evidence of the increasingly valuable role of assessment in the field, as it supports and enriches our thinking and practice. No other volume has addressed the demands of and the expectations for assessment in technical communication. Consequently, the book has two key goals. The first is to be as inclusive as is feasible for its size, demonstrating the global operation of assessment in the
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics, program self-assessment, and the challenge of cultural change
PublisherBaywood
Pages65-80
ISBN (Print)0895033798
StatePublished - Feb 10 2010

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    Cargile Cook, K., & Zachry, M. (2010). Politics, program self-assessment, and the challenge of cultural change. In Politics, program self-assessment, and the challenge of cultural change (pp. 65-80). Baywood.