ERIC Number: ED256079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in Policy Analysis: Issues in the Analysis of Policy by Practitioners.
Berreth, Diane G.
In response to the current intensified public interest in education, some professional organizations have undertaken to draft public policy responses. These responses are constrained by a variety of issues. When practitioner task forces analyze policy under time constraints, they face issues in policy definition, and the definition used affects the information sources selected. Task forces are also affected by issues of representativeness, personal agendas, and group dynamics. Under time constraints, access to a fully representative array of stakeholders and data is diminished. Finally, the format and depth of policy analysis reports is determined by conceptions of audience needs. Because practitioner audiences work in an environment of information overload, the consequent summarization and simplification of reporting may distort the authors' intent. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Devel; Policy Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).