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ERIC Number: EJ1061140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Pushing up against the Limit-Horizon of Educational Change: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Popular Education Reform Texts
Anderson, Ashlee; Aronson, Brittany; Ellison, Scott; Fairchild-Keyes, Sherrie
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v12 n3 p338-370 Dec 2014-Jan 2015
With this article, we work to identify the limit-horizon of possible ideas, practices, and ways of talking about education reform and schooling via a critical discourse analysis of selected popular political and governmental texts. To do so, we explore the popular discourse of education reform in the United States through our analyses of three very different yet over-lapping social texts: four policy speeches delivered by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in 2009 introducing the Race to the Top (RttT) initiative associated with the National Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009; news media coverage of those speeches and RttT; and, two widely publicized films dealing with the subject of education reform, "Waiting for Superman" & "Won't Back Down."
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail: ieps@ieps.org.uk; Web site: http://www.jceps.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top