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ERIC Number: EJ1138979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Speaking about Education Reform: Constructing Failure to Legitimate Entrepreneurial Reforms of Teacher Preparation
Hollar, Jesslyn
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v15 n1 p60-84 Mar 2017
This paper investigates how this conception of failure came to prevail in the political discourse around the reform of teacher education. It explores how discursive structures and strategies in two speeches by former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan legitimate a particular construction of the failure of teacher education and encourage privatization of the public. As a consequence of legitimating one view of failure, I show how teacher educators and teachers in the public sector are deprived of individual agency and opportunities to engage in deliberate dialogue around the reform of teacher education.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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