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The ethical position of the tester in education Frein, Mark W.


This thesis investigates the ethical dimensions of testing in education. It provides a conception of the act of testing which takes into account the moral nature of tests and testing situations, and from that basis explores the authority of the tester. Three descriptive and critical models are used to explain the possible justifications for the establishment of tester authority: the first developed from John RawTs conception of an institution, the second developed from Annette Baier's conception of trust, and the third developed from Michel Foucault's analysis of the structure of examinations.

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