Edelsky, Carole, "Relatively Speaking: McCarthyism and Teacher-Resisters," pp. 11-28 in Leslie Poynor and Paula M. Wolfe, eds., Marketing Fear in America's Public Schools: The Real War on Literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.


Carole Edelsky


Explains the new intimidation being applied to opponents of one-sided government reading research and policy; gives examples of resistance; related studies in other chapters.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Reading


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