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ERIC Number: EJ772516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
The Dissolution of Education Knowledge
Phelps, Richard P.
Educational Horizons, v85 n4 p232-247 Sum 2007
Given the implementation of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, one might reasonably assume that the research literature on the effects of standardized testing would have been exposed, made widely familiar, and meticulously analyzed in the early 2000s. But just the opposite happened. As belief in the research literature's nonexistence has spread, efforts to reference it have become less thorough or casually dismissed. After all, why bother to search a literature you believe does not exist? As ironic (and inexplicable) as it may be, the bulk of an available research literature that could help guide the society in implementing its primary and most controversial education policy remains largely unknown. In this article, the author presents several factors and forces that currently serve, by intention or not, to dissolve education information. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001