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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2006, Vol. 2(3) 106-118

The Secret Downing Street Memo and the Politics of Truth: A Performance Text

Norman K. Denzin

pp. 106 - 118   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2006.015

Published online: October 01, 2006  |   Number of Views: 231  |  Number of Download: 701


Reading forward from the recently released secret Downing Street Memos, to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, in this performance text I critique the Bush Administration and its reliance on science, or evidence-based models of inquiry (SBR). SBR raises issues concerning the politics of truth and evidence. These issues intersect with the ways in which a given political regime fixes facts to fit ideology. Three versions of SBR are discussed, as is a model of science as disruptive cultural practice. I conclude by calling for a merger of critical pedagogy with a prophetic, feminist post-pragmatism.

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Denzin, N.K. (2006). The Secret Downing Street Memo and the Politics of Truth: A Performance Text . International Journal of Progressive Education, 2(3), 106-118.

Denzin, N. (2006). The Secret Downing Street Memo and the Politics of Truth: A Performance Text . International Journal of Progressive Education, 2(3), pp. 106-118.

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Denzin, Norman K. (2006). "The Secret Downing Street Memo and the Politics of Truth: A Performance Text ". International Journal of Progressive Education 2 (3):106-118.

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