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ERIC Number: ED474168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 30
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Federalism, Agenda Setting, and the Dynamics of Federal Education Policy.
Manna, Paul
This paper is part of a larger project on agenda setting in the U.S. federal system and the development of the federal education agenda since 1965. Two questions motivate the paper, one theoretical and the other empirical: (1) how does federalism affect the federal agenda?; and (2) what explains the development of federal involvement in K-12 education policy since the passage of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act? The paper links concepts from the literature on agenda setting and federalism to develop a theory to explain how policy entrepreneurs across levels of government interact and affect each other's agendas. The analysis examines how in the U.S., a nation historically wedded to local control of education, the federal government has significantly expanded its role in the nation's schools. Data in the paper came from three main sources: (1) Digest of Education Statistics; (2) public laws databases of the Policy Agenda Project at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington); and (3) over 60 semi-structured elite interviews with members of the education policy community in Washington, DC. Includes 61 notes, five figures, and two tables. Contains 45 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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