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dc.contributor.advisorGéliga-Vargas, Jocelyn A.
dc.contributor.authorMateu-Zayas, Thea L.
dc.description.abstractThe implementation of Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has far-reaching implications that redirect the course of education in Puerto Rico by imposing policies through a process that has not been participatory and has not been a result of locally-based initiatives. This research project examines the discourses being produced about NCLB in Puerto Rico by three types of institutions: the Department of Education, the teacher organizations (Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico), and the press (El Nuevo Día). The representations of learners, educators, schools, the Pruebas Puertorriqueñas de Aprovechamiento Académico, and the State are all examined using a Critical Discourse Analysis methodology. The voices that are authorized to speak and the discourses of resistance to NCLB issued by these institutions are also identified. Discourses are examined within the context of the colonial history of education in Puerto Rico in order to contribute to the scholarship on educational policies on the Island.en_US
dc.subjectUnited States-No Child Left Behind Act of 2001-Resistanceen_US
dc.subjectUnited States-No Child Left Behind Act of 2001-Puerto Rico-Implicationsen_US
dc.subjectSchool management and organization-Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subjectEducation-Puerto Rico-government policyen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren -- Education -- Puerto Rico.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSchool improvement programs -- United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEducational equalization -- Puerto Rico.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFederal aid to education -- United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- Standards -- United States.en_US
dc.titleLearning by the numbers: Critical discourse analysis of representations of No Child Left Behind public law 107-110 in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2007 Thea L. Mateu Zayasen_US
dc.contributor.committeePratt, Ellen
dc.contributor.committeeRivera Rodríguez, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.committeeMorales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.representativeAvilés, Luis A. Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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