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Author Carlson, David Lee

Title Composing a care of the self : a critical history of writing assessment in secondary English education / David Lee Carlson and James Albright
Published Rotterdam ; Boston : SensePublishers, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Materia Medica -- Blood, Bones, and the Verbal Body -- The Projected Self -- The Proliferation of Assessment -- The Technology of Portfolios -- Entrepreneurialism -- New Paternalism -- Who are We Now?
Summary What do Germ Theory, self-psychology, the entrepreneur and the Bertillion Card have in common? They comprise a part of the historical dispositif for the emergence of the writing portfolio. This riveting Foucaultian-inspired genealogy travels through the history of medicine, criminality, psychology, political economics to reveal the epistemologies and practices of power/knowledge of the contemporary portfolio. In so doing, it challenges previous held beliefs about the germination of the secondary school, prevailing views of the dawning of secondary English as a discipline
Analysis Education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Form Electronic book
Author Albright, James, 1950-
ISBN 946209022X (electronic bk.)
9789462090224 (electronic bk.)