Teaching by Numbers: Deconstructing the Discourse of Standards and Accountability in Education

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Over the last decade the transformation in the field of education that is occurring under the twin banners of "standards" and "accountability" has materially affected every aspect of schooling, teaching, and teacher education in the United States. Teaching By Numbers, offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. Peter Taubman maps the totality of the transformation and takes into ...

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Overview

Over the last decade the transformation in the field of education that is occurring under the twin banners of "standards" and "accountability" has materially affected every aspect of schooling, teaching, and teacher education in the United States. Teaching By Numbers, offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. Peter Taubman maps the totality of the transformation and takes into account the constellation of forces shaping it. Going further, he proposes an alternative vision of teacher education and argues why such a program would better address the concerns of well-intentioned educators who have surrendered to various reforms efforts. Illuminating and timely, this volume is essential reading for researchers, students,
and professionals across the fields of urban education, curriculum theory, social foundations, educational policy, and teacher education.

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"...I wholly appreciate Taubman's efforts to critique the climate of blame and defamation in defense of teachers. Peter Taubman is fervent in his language, thorough in his literature review, and provocative in his arguments."—Education Review, April 2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415962742
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 994,255
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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Peter Taubman is Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education at Brooklyn College, where he teaches graduate courses in education and English.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. The Current State of Affairs

3. Tests

4. The Language of Educational Policy

5. Audit Culture: Standards and the Practices of Accountability

6. The Seduction of a Profession

7. Intellectual Capital: How the Learning Sciences Led Education Astray

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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