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ERIC Number: EJ1014255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Districts, Local Education Authorities, and the Context of Policy Analysis
Louis, Karen Seashore
Journal of Educational Administration, v51 n4 p550-555 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the author's commentary on the special issue of "Journal of Educational Administration" entitled "Systemwide Reform: Examining Districts under Pressure". Design/methodology/approach: The author gives her personal opinions, draws upon her recent experiences in the national study of US district leadership for school improvement, recent engagement with one specific US district's improvement efforts and work with colleagues in Europe on how a nation's culture mediates global policy trends. Findings: One striking feature is the degree to which the language of "New Public Management" (is suffused within all of the papers). Originality/value: The author notes that each paper peels a layer of the opaque onion of systemic school reform initiatives in the USA and was struck by the papers' insight into current policy and administrative dilemmas facing districts in the USA--and also by their uniquely American perspective. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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