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Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools.

Author: Mary Lee Smith; Patricia F Jarvis; Walter Heinecke; Linda Miller-Kahn
Publisher: London : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors argue that the most influential and well-known educational policy programs in the past 30 years are not based on democratic consensus, but are instead formulated by the political community as symbolic efforts meant to generate personal.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lee Smith; Patricia F Jarvis; Walter Heinecke; Linda Miller-Kahn
ISBN: 9780203465554 0203465555
OCLC Number: 437084913
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Book-Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Prologue; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 School Policy under the Spotlights; CHAPTER 2 Testing the Theory in Testing Policy; CHAPTER 3 School Choice and the Illusion of Democracy; CHAPTER 4 The Contribution of Mass Media to Desegregation Policy; CHAPTER 5 Research and the Illusion of Rationality; CHAPTER 6 Education Policy, Inc.; CHAPTER 7 Finale; Bibliography; Index.

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The authors argue that the most influential and well-known educational policy programs in the past 30 years are not based on democratic consensus, but are instead formulated by the political community as symbolic efforts meant to generate personal.

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