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ERIC Number: EJ769272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
The Case against Standardized Testing and the Call for a Revitalization of Democracy
Ricci, Carlo
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v26 n4 p339-361 Jan 2004
This essay is the author's battle cry for help in revitalizing democracy. It deals with the institutions in which the future citizens are being educated. It deals with the undemocratic way in which schools are run. Given the time and space, the author would like to narrow the focus of his battle even further and argue for a revitalization of democracy by making a case against standardized testing, specifically, the Ontario Grade 10 Literacy Test. Throughout this paper, among the sources to which the author is going to appeal are: (1) Linda McNeil's book Contradictions of School Reform: Educational Costs of Standardized Testing; (2) a case study he conducted in an Ontario school and the impact that standardized testing has had on the curriculum, students, and teachers at the school; (3) EQAO documents; and (4) Peel District School Board documents. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada