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Assigning blame : the rhetoric of education reform

Author: Mark Hlavacik
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, written by a rhetorical scholar, analyzes pivotal moments in thirty-five years of education policy, with a focus on the shifting role of blame in education reform and its implications.--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Hlavacik
ISBN: 9781612509723 161250972X 9781612509730 1612509738
OCLC Number: 949553622
Description: 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Publicly blaming: the rhetoric of education reform --
Milton Friedman blames the bureaucrats --
A nation at risk blames itself --
Jonathan Kozol blames East St. Louis --
No Child Left Behind blames educators --
Diane Ravitch blames No Child Left Behind --
The paradox of public blame: a history of US education policy --
The paradox of public blame: a future for US education policy.
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Despite a plethora of opinions on how to improve US education, a remarkable consensus "from both the left, right, and centre" has emerged that someone or something is to blame for the failures of the  Read more...

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"Assigning Blame is a contribution that all educational researchers, policymakers, and the public in general need to add to their collections." --Bryan Mann, AJE Forum

 
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