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ERIC Number: EJ823454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Political Economy and the NCLB Regime: Accountability, Standards, and High-Stakes Testing
Parkison, Paul
Educational Forum, v73 n1 p44-57 Jan 2009
Focus and institutional policy under the No Child Left Behind Act [NCLB] (U.S. Department of Education 2001) has prioritized the individualistic, market-driven agenda. The NCLB regime has gained hegemony over the political space of public education, and the value and effectiveness of the educational process has become subject to the fetishism of standardized test scores. Utilizing the political economy of the sign described by Jean Baudrillard (1981), the political economy of the NCLB regime and the development of test score fetishism is presented. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001