ERIC Number: EJ1057625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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What Is Policy? 21 Years Later: Reflections on the Possibilities of Policy Research
Ball, Stephen J.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v36 n3 p306-313 2015
This paper is a reflection on "What is policy? Texts, Trajectories and Tool Boxes," which was first published in 1993, in "Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education." It looks back to what the 1993 paper was trying to do and at some of the developments of the ideas first sketched there in my later work, in particular in the book "How Schools Do Policy" (2012). It also considers the continuing tensions between domination and agency, discourse and text, in policy research and the misuse of the concept of discourse in some policy analysis work.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Reflection, Educational Research, Educational Opportunities, Policy, Discourse Analysis, Intellectual History, Policy Analysis
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