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Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom
by Asao B. Inoue
University Press of Colorado, 2019
Paper: 978-1-60732-925-1
Library of Congress Classification LB2368.I66 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.198

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In Labor-Based Grading Contracts, Asao B. Inoue argues for the use of labor-based grading contracts along with compassionate practices to determine course grades as a way to do social justice work with students. He frames this practice by considering how Freirean problem-posing led him to experiment with grading contracts and explore the literature on grading contracts. Inoue offers a robust Marxian theory of labor that considers Hannah Arendt's theory of labor-work-action and Barbara Adam's concept of "timescapes." The heart of the book details the theoretical and practical ways labor-based grading contracts can be used and assessed for effectiveness in classrooms and programs. Inoue concludes the book by moving outside the classroom, considering how assessing writing in the socially just ways he offers in the book may provide a way to address the violence and discord seen in the world today.
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