A Burkean analysis of the Common Core State Standards : revealing motive by analyzing the agent-purpose ratio and critiquing the standards with a postcolonial lens
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Public schooling in the United States undergoes frequent, large-scale reforms based on current political, social, and economic conditions. Such conditions influence the demand for students to master particular literacies and discourses. The Common Core State Standards, a recent educational reform measure that has been adopted by forty-six states, indicate what students need to know and be able to do at the end of each grade level in certain content areas. Examining particular aspects of the Common Core State Standards, such as the agents involved and their purpose in creating and implementing ...