Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools by Mary Lee Smith
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Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools
By Mary Lee Smith

Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools

Symbolic Politics and Educational Policies

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Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools by Mary Lee Smith

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The authors argue that the most influential and well-known educational policy programs in the past 30 years are not based on democratic consensus, but are instead formulated by the political community as symbolic efforts meant to generate personal partisan gain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415932011
ISBN-10: 0415932017
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This title examines the transitive relation between politics and actual classroom practice. It shows that educational policy serves as political propaganda directed at an electorate desperate for change.

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Author Biography - Mary Lee Smith

Mary Lee Smith is Professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University and the Director of Southwest Education Policy Studies in Phoenix, Arizona. She has spoken at local schools and educational agencies nationwide on the topics of grade retention and mandated assessment.

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