Parkinson, Paul, "Political Economy and the NCLB Regime: Accountability, Standards, and HIgh-Stakes Testing," The Educational Forum, 73(No. 1, 2009), 44-57.
Analyzes the political economy of academic standards, standardized testing, test scores, and accountability within NCLB in terms of Baudrillard's concepts of functional logic of use value, logic of economic exchange, differential logic of sign value, and logic of symbolic exchange.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study
Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
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