ERIC Number: EJ858023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
The Politics of Literacy: Countering the Rhetoric of Accountability in the Spellings Report and beyond
Green, Angela K.
College Composition and Communication, v61 n1 pW367-W384 Sep 2009
This article briefly analyzes the Spellings Commission Report on Higher Education, places it in the context of other American education reforms, and suggests ways for literacy educators to respond to this latest call for accountability in ways that are cognizant of political realities without compromising the integrity of our profession.
Descriptors: Integrity, Educational Change, Accountability, Higher Education, Change Strategies, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Educational Quality, Politics of Education, Federal Government, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Corporate Support, Job Skills, School Business Relationship, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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