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ERIC Number: EJ1032841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Contract Research, Curricular Reform, and Situated Selves: Between Social Justice and Commercialized Knowledge
Sturges, Keith M.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v50 n3 p264-288 2014
Using a critical ethnographic perspective, I describe how social scientists actively transition into the evaluation industry in a reform environment that is marked by increased privatization of all aspects of public education. I do this by exploring adaptations that contract evaluators use to enhance a sense of personal connection to their work (i.e., contribution to social change) and the ways in which macropolitical interests intersect with those personal stories. I close with a discussion on possible implications for social scientific knowledge work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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