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Author(s): Dvora Yanow

Journal: EspacesTemps.net
ISSN 1777-5477

Date: 2010;
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ABSTRACT
‘The whole business of peer-reviewed journals has no effect on the external world and is just a Rube Goldberg machine designed to get people tenure.’ James C. Scott (2007: 385) ‘Accountability has turned to . . . bean-counting.’ Chester E. Finn, Jr., former Us Assistant Secretary of Education, on current schools policy (quoted in Dillon 2010) Common ‘wisdom’ in Europe and the Uk has it that monitoring devices—the Research Assessment Exercise 1 and output measurements ...
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