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ERIC Number: EJ1067888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
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.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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