A critical analysis of the rhetoric of education reform in the United States

Melanie Rebecca Salome, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This dissertation is grounded in research that examines the current education reform policy in the United States through a lens of rhetorical analysis, specifically Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). The implication in this study underscores the significance of language and power and how these social constructs synergistically shape changes in policy within society. Specifically, this critical analysis deconstructs the use of language through speech acts and uncovers the reproduction of hegemony by exposing how segments of student populations are marginalized. Exploration conducted within this context explicates the historical significance of reform policy rhetoric, along with a scrutiny of rhetoric from current policy makers in the latest education reform implementation known as Common Core. ^

Subject Area

Education policy|Rhetoric

Recommended Citation

Salome, Melanie Rebecca, "A critical analysis of the rhetoric of education reform in the United States" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10118189.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10118189

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