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ERIC Number: EJ894019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Hunger Artists: Literacy, Testing & Accountability
Illesca, Bella; Doecke, Brenton
English in Australia, v43 n2 p13-25 2008
This article interrogates the dominant ideology that is shaping education in Victoria at the current moment. It does so by analysing the government school publication, "Education Times," focusing on the years 2000-2003. During those years the Victorian Government invested a significant amount of money into improving the literacy outcomes of so-called underperforming students through initiatives such as "Restart" and "Access to Excellence." "Education Times" played an important role in promoting these initiatives, and thus provides a useful vehicle for examining the ideology driving educational reform in Victoria. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia