ERIC Number: EJ1067888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
The Secret Downing Street Memo and the Politics of Truth: A Performance Text
Denzin, Norman K.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v2 n3 p106-118 Oct 2006
Reading forward from the recently released secret Downing Street Memos, to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, in this performance text I critique the Bush Administration and its reliance on science, or evidence-based models of inquiry (SBR). SBR raises issues concerning the politics of truth and evidence. These issues intersect with the ways in which a given political regime fixes facts to fit ideology. Three versions of SBR are discussed, as is a model of science as disruptive cultural practice. I conclude by calling for a merger of critical pedagogy with a prophetic, feminist post-pragmatism.
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Evidence, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Ethics, Critical Theory, Position Papers, Historical Interpretation, Deception, Ideology, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Political Influences, Public Administration, Foreign Countries
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.inased.org/ijpe.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001