Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future

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Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future

Description

"How does a college writing instructor investigate racism in his classroom writing assessment practices, then design writing assessments so that racism is not only avoided but antiracism is promoted?" In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao B. Inoue theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements. To explain how and why antiracist work in the writing classroom is vital to literacy learning, Inoue incorporates ideas about the white racial habitus that informs dominant discourses in the academy and other contexts. Inoue helps teachers understand the unintended racism that often occurs when teachers do not have explicit antiracist agendas in their assessments. Drawing on his own teaching and classroom inquiry, Inoue offers a heuristic for developing and critiquing writing assessment ecologies that explores seven elements of any writing assessment ecology: power, parts, purposes, people, processes, products, and places.

Front Matter
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Writing Assessment Ecologies as Antiracist Projects
Chapter 1: The Function of Race in Writing Assessments
Chapter 2: Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies
Chapter 3: The Elements of an Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecology
Chapter 4: Approaching Antiracist Work in an Assessment Ecology
Chapter 5: Designing Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies
Notes
References
Appendix A: English 160W's Grading Contract
Appendix B: Example Problem Posing Labor Process

Asao B. Inoue is Director of University Writing and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma. He has published on writing assessment, validity, and composition pedagogy in Assessing Writing, The Journal of Writing Assessment, Composition Forum, and Research in the Teaching of English, among other journals and collections. His co-edited collection Race and Writing Assessment (2012) won the CCCC's Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection.

Subject

Anti-racism -- Literacy -- Writing

Creator

Asao Inoue

Source

Open Textbook Library (University of Minnesota)

Publisher

Parlor Press

Date

2015

Format

pdf; epub

Type

Text

Text

The main audience for this book are graduate students, writing teachers, and writing program administrators

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Textbook

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Asao Inoue, “Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed July 27, 2017, http://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/177.