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Teach for America as institutional subversive? New agents in the contemporary politics of American education reform

Abstract:

This thesis seeks to explain how the Teach for America [TFA] organisation has precipitated consequential changes in American K-12 education. A large literature on education politics describes an inflexible system, riven with vested interests and therefore resistant to reform. Yet despite this oft-cited rigidity, consequential change has occurred in the last few decades and several recent studies have highlighted TFA’s critical role in disrupting the traditional structures of the American...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Sub department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Sub department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-6227-0813
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Sub department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-8371-0507
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Sub department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University College London
Role:
Examiner
Clarendon Fund More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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