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Objectifying measures : the dominance of high-stakes testing and the politics of schooling

Author: Amanda Walker Johnson
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the relationship between the cultural production of scientific knowledge (of statistics in particular) and the often intuitive resistance to objectification of those adversely affected by  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Walker Johnson
ISBN: 9781592139057 1592139051 9781592139064 159213906X
OCLC Number: 259265931
Description: viii, 212 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Contextualizing education within the racial politics of Texas --
Statistical objectification, governmentality, and race in high-stakes testing --
Commodification, privatization, and political economy of statistical discourse --
Statistical objectification, truth, and hegemony --
Between women and the state of Texas: representation and the politics of experience.
Responsibility: Amanda Walker Johnson.

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