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ERIC Number: ED323648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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State Testing Policy and Organizational Change: Transformation through Testing?
Zajano, Nancy C.
The effects of a statewide testing policy on school district organizational structure are described in this report. A year-long ethnographic case study identified the following dysfunctional results of school reform based on external regulation: ambivalent local educator attitudes; the promotion of a professional teaching dilemma; negative influences on curriculum and instruction; and the vulnerability of the professional culture. A conclusion is that teacher-student interaction cannot be mandated by external regulation and manipulation of the local organizational structure. A recommendation is made for the development of teachers' professional capacity over compliance with state testing standards. (34 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).