ERIC Number: ED484519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Toward a Policy Framework for Analyzing Educational System Effects. Report No. 71
Lasky, Susan G.
Center for Research on Evaluation Standards and Student Testing CRESST
School reform efforts over the last two decades have become increasingly more complex and systemic. Yet, studies that have as their primary purpose identifying and understanding the function of linkages in school reform processes are virtually nonexistent in the school effects and school improvement literature. This report proposes a model that emphasizes the study of linkages between levels in the policy system. It also focuses on where individual, collective, and material capacity across the educational policy system can be developed to support linkages and the flow of resources and communication across them. The report includes an extensive review of the American reform literature since A Nation at Risk was published, using a conceptual framework to identify linkages, and areas where capacity can be developed to support sustained reform at the school level. The report closes with implications and directions for future research.
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Models, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, State Federal Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Educational Finance, School Community Relationship
CRESPAR/The Johns Hopkins University, 3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218. Web site: http://www.csos.jhu.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Baltimore, MD.