Vol. 21 No. 2 (2018): Anno XXI, 2-2018

Polisemie del merito e della sua valutazione nei processi educativi

Monica Ferrari
Ordinario di Pedagogia generale e sociale – Università di Pavia

Published 2019-02-14


  • educational evaluation,
  • merit,
  • school evaluation

How to Cite

Ferrari, M. (2019). Polisemie del merito e della sua valutazione nei processi educativi. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 21(2), 191–199. https://doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-24665


Starting from the epistemological assumptions of the debate on educational evaluation, the essay discusses the different meanings given to the word “merit” in common use and, consequently, the different interpretations of evaluation processes informed by these ideas of merit in educational environments.  Indeed this is a crucial issue in today's educational institutions, expression of what has been defined by Peter Dahler-Larsen as an “evaluation society”, where different evaluation processes, based on different ideologies, which often are not spelt out, are present at different levels of the educational system.


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