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ERIC Number: EJ976087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
The Centralizing Role of Terminology: A Consideration of "Achievement Gap", "NCLB", and "School Turnaround"
Meyers, Coby
Peabody Journal of Education, v87 n4 p468-484 2012
American educational policies over the last 40 years have represented an uninterrupted movement toward centralization. This article analyzes three terms that have become critical to the centralization of American education. More specifically, this article reviews the development, language, and source of the thematic terms and associated language of "achievement gap", "NCLB", and "school turnaround". The author contends that the level of each term's entrenchment in American education varies but that their impacts have all grown from a top-down initiative, and although the terms represent separate concepts, they have been linked in meaningful ways to drive centralization. (Contains 14 footnotes and 3 figures.)
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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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001