ERIC Number: EJ1025548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Policy and Systems Change: Planning for Unintended Consequences
Brady, Michael P.; Duffy, Mary Lou; Hazelkorn, Michael; Bucholz, Jessica L.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n3 p102-109 2014
Planning for policy implementation is as important as the implementation itself. A policy's intent can be subverted by the way the policy is implemented, or when unanticipated outcomes take precedence over the true intent. This article presents three cases of specific instances of unintended outcomes from policy implementation and presents a model to assist educational reformers in minimizing the impact of unintended negative consequences. The article provides policy makers with a means to predict the full array of outcomes--both intended and unintended--when promoting educational reforms that affect the implementation of new practices and policies.
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Program Implementation, Strategic Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Critical Path Method, Educational Practices, Graduation Rate, Teacher Certification, Achievement Rating, Models, Prediction, Policy Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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