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ERIC Number: EJ1018624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Global Scare Tactics and the Call for US Schools to Be Held Accountable
Koyama, Jill
American Journal of Education, v120 n1 p77-99 Nov 2013
This article focuses on the response of educational leaders to No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) market-driven and sanctions-laden reforms as part of a political spectacle in which discourses link accountability and educational effectiveness to the advance of capitalism. Drawing on data collected during a multiyear ethnography of NCLB, this article examines leaders' engaging with the textual products of NCLB and discursively supporting and challenging global narratives of education in the service of the economy. It shows leaders reinventing NCLB's accountability mandates as they interpret, translate, and contest the global discourse of competition, standardization, and accountability that undergirds the federal policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A