Au, Wayne, "Teaching Under the New Taylorism: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of 21st Century Curriculum, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(No.1, 2011), 25-45.


Wayne Au


Reviews history of Taylorism in curriculum theory and its current manifestation; describes the effects of contemporary high-stakes testing (recontextualization and commoditization) as attempts of policy-publics to control curriculum and teaching from a distance for political purposes.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling


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