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ERIC Number: EJ802216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 193
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
No Child, No School, No State Left behind: Schooling in the Age of Accountability
Hopmann, Stefan Thomas
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v40 n4 p417-456 Aug 2008
Why and under which conditions do international student assessment programmes like PISA have success? How can the results of these assessments be useful for advocates of different, even contradictory, policies? What might explain different patterns of using assessment as a tool for school governance? Drawing on historical and comparative research, and using PISA as an example, this paper provides a frame for discussing these and other questions around the international rise of accountability as a key tool of social change. The basic argument is that even though accountability is a global phenomenon, the ways and means of enacting and encountering accountability are not. How accountability is experienced depends on deeply engrained "constitutional mind-sets", i.e. diverse cultures of conceptualizing the relation between the public and its institutions. (Contains 1 table and 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment