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ERIC Number: EJ1012508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Chester Finn and the Future of Whole Language--and Schooling
Mulcahy, Donal
Educational Forum, v77 n2 p207-213 2013
This article aims to clarify concerns regarding what constitutes acceptable scholarship in education at a time when such scholarship is under challenge from publications and institutions with a strong bias toward policy advocacy. This is accomplished by examining the Fordham Foundation--supported publication "Whole-Language High Jinks" and the accompanying promotional literature. In order to do so, use is made of discourse analysis as a method of inquiry--an approach that facilitates examining the manner in which Fordham and its president, Chester Finn, endeavor to shape the debate and determine the parameters of the public discussion of school reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A