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ERIC Number: EJ1062329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-23
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Expanding Downward: Innovation, Diffusion, and State Policy Adoptions of Universal Preschool
Curran, F. Chris
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v23 n36 Mar 2015
Framed within the theoretical framework of policy innovation and diffusion, this study explores both interstate (diffusion) and intrastate predictors of adoption of state universal preschool policies. Event history analysis methodology is applied to a state level dataset drawn from the Census, the NCES Common Core, the Book of the States, and other sources. Significant predictors of policy adoption include greater Democratic control of the state legislature and the prolonged presence of a targeted preschool program. Regional proximity is not found to be a significant predictor of policy adoption. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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