The Effect of Learners' Perceptions of Ethnicity, Gender and Qualifications on Assessment: Some Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence

ATN Assessment Conference 2008: Engaging Students in Assessment, pp. 1-22, 2008

22 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2014

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Elvia Shauki

University of South Australia - School of Commerce

Ratnam Alagiah

University of South Australia

Brenton Fiedler

University of South Australia - School of Accounting and Information Systems

Krystyna Sawon

University of South Australia - School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This study aims to determine whether different perceptions of ethnicity, gender and qualifications(academic background) of the learner provide an explanation of teaching performance. Perceptions determine interpersonal behaviour (including communication and motivation) and the way learner believes that they are going to be assessed by the teacher. Thereby, this will impact to student's evaluation of teaching performance (Student Evaluation of Teaching -SET). This study involves consideration of ethnocentric and gender bias evident in post graduate students undertaking accounting related courses. The study will apply quantitative (i.e. online and offline surveys and SET data collection) approach. A quantitative pilot study will be carried out to collect data from a sample of students' evaluation of teaching (SET) and on-line and off-line surveys, to demonstrate that:learners' evaluation of teaching performance is influenced by learners' perception of the interpersonal behaviour of the teacher; and this learners' perception have been formed through their own ethnocentric and gender bias together with their academic background.

Keywords: interpersonal behavior, ethnicity, gender, learners perceptions, student evaluation of teaching

Suggested Citation

Shauki, Elvia and Alagiah, Ratnam and Fiedler, Brenton and Sawon, Krystyna, The Effect of Learners' Perceptions of Ethnicity, Gender and Qualifications on Assessment: Some Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence (2008). ATN Assessment Conference 2008: Engaging Students in Assessment, pp. 1-22, 2008 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477209

Elvia Shauki

University of South Australia - School of Commerce ( email )

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Ratnam Alagiah

University of South Australia ( email )

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

Brenton Fiedler

University of South Australia - School of Accounting and Information Systems ( email )

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Adelaide, Sth Aust, 5075
Australia
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+61 8 8302 0992 (Fax)

Krystyna Sawon (Contact Author)

University of South Australia - School of Law ( email )

GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

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