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By its emphasis on arbitrary standards and misleading systems of accountability, the No Child Left Behind Act has had deleterious effects on classroom practice, teacher education, and even educational research. The new constraints on educational research, driven by a logic of randomized field tests, are part of a larger and more invidious international managerialism that subordinates individual biographies to state-based bureaucratic control.
McDermott, R., & Hall, K. D. (2007). Reflections on the Field: Scientifically Debased Research on Learning, 1854–2006. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/146
Date Posted: 07 November 2007
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