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ERIC Number: EJ953258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction
Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.
Peabody Journal of Education, v86 n5 p488-505 2011
The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within and against the backdrop of what Apple (2006) called the era of "conservative modernization," Obama's policy discourse relies on a "logic of abstraction" that serves to promote a falsely "postracial" society in which hegemonic notions of education are perpetuated. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States