ERIC Number: ED396628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
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A Descriptive Study of the Illinois International Education Policy Study Committee: A State Mandated Committee To Develop a Policy for the Illinois Higher Education International Education Act.
Garavalia, Brian J.
This monograph examines policy formation practices of the Illinois International Education Policy Study Committee (PSC) concerning implementation of the Illinois Higher Education International Education Act. In the first section, a review of the literature on various aspects of policy and policy considerations is offered including a definition of policy, the needs and purposes of policy, its sources, data for consideration when developing policy, internal policy prods to action, and the impact of politics on policy. The second section describes four policy authors' policy processes and combines them into one 10-step policy process. The third section presents observations on the PSC's five consolidated meetings including a description of the PSC's methods to policy formation and the implications of each policy formation step. The conclusion identifies those actions seen to be responsible for successful policy formation in the PSC policy process. These include: (1) having one impartial person coordinating and controlling the entire policy process; (2) obtaining the support of a wide array of policy agents and policy agents (such as state level officials) and policy target populations (individual institutions); (3) knowledge contributions by policy agents and policy target populations; and (4)ensuring the capacity of both policy agent and target population groups to implement the policy. (Contains 16 references.) (CK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers: Illinois Higher Education International Educ Act