Testing Controversy: A Rhetoric of Education

Testing Controversy: A Rhetoric of Education

by Kendall R. Phillips



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572734746
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Series: Understanding Education and Policy Ser.
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Series Prefaceix
1Rhetoric, Education, Controversy1
The Need for a Rhetorical Approach5
Rhetoric and Controversy8
2Accountability, Objectives, Products15
Teacher Education Reform, 1970-197417
The Crisis of Declining Test Scores, 1975-198328
3Products, Objectives, Accountability39
The Use of Tests40
The Real Test Bias48
4Accountability at Risk55
A Nation at Risk56
Fragmentation of Accountability63
Failure of Accountability70
5Performance, Outcomes, Real World75
The Teaching Profession76
State Governments83
The Popular Press91
6The President's Goal95
America 200096
Goals 2000112
7Outcomes-Real World-Performance117
The California Learning Assessment System121
Shift to Outcomes130
8Education, Controversy, Rhetoric139
Educational Controversies141
Controversial Rhetoric146
Rhetorical Education147
Author Index175
Subject Index179

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I've been an educator for many years and I've seen reforms come and go. This book gave me a totally new perspective - I've shared it with all my colleagues. If you are involved in education in any way - read this book!