High-Stakes Testing And The Decline Of Teaching And Learning

High-Stakes Testing And The Decline Of Teaching And Learning

by David W. Hursh
     
 

This book examines the changes in educational policy in the United States and Britain over the last twenty-five years. David Hursh argues that education in the United States and Britain has been radically transformed, first through efforts to create curricular standards, more recently through an emphasis on accountability measured by standardized tests, and currently… See more details below

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This book examines the changes in educational policy in the United States and Britain over the last twenty-five years. David Hursh argues that education in the United States and Britain has been radically transformed, first through efforts to create curricular standards, more recently through an emphasis on accountability measured by standardized tests, and currently through efforts to introduce market competition and private services into educational systems. Hursh offers an alternative to the neoliberal conception of society and education complete with examples of parents who reject the current emphasis on individual success and schools that promote civic-mindedness.

About the Author:
David Hursh is associate professor of teaching and curriculum in the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742561489
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Critical Education Policy and Politics Series, #1
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Situating the Personal in the Political     1
Demystifying Education: Theorizing Practice and Practicing Theory     13
Years of Struggle and Hope     35
Conflicting Visions of Schooling and Teaching: The Historical and Political Context     49
The Rise of High-Stakes Testing at the State and Federal Levels: New York, Texas, and No Child Left Behind     71
Renaissance 2010: The Reassertion of Ruling-Class Power through Neoliberal Policies in Chicago   David Hursh   Pauline Lipman     97
Imagining the Future: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and High-Stakes Testing     121
References     145
Index     167
About the Author     175

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