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GUERRA, Gleice Kelly de Souza  and  MACHADO, Laêda Bezerra. Social representations of assessment procedures built by teachers. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.71, pp.363-380. ISSN 0104-4036.

This article examines the social representations of assessment procedures built by teachers of early years of Basic Education Network's Hall of the city of Recife-PE. The benchmark as the basis for the study was the Theory of Social Representations Moscovici (1978, 2003) and Jodelet (2001) . The study was conducted with 20 teachers. The semi-structured interview was used as a procedure for collection. The material was dealt with the support of the Analysis of Content. The results indicate the existence of a social representation that is being carried out by the teachers with diverse evaluation instruments in order to recover a significant memory of learning of students. This knowledge, however, is being used by teachers in a diffuse and less consistent way in their evaluation practices. Our results suggest the need for research that will examine these findings mores carefully.

Keywords : Assessment procedures; Social representations; Teachers.

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