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ERIC Number: EJ1062437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
"Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit": The Social Construction of Policy Enactments in the (English) Secondary School
Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v36 n4 p485-499 2015
Drawing on a study of education policy enactments in four English secondary schools, this paper argues that different "types" of policies call-up different forms of enactments, and that teachers and others who work in schools will have different orientations towards some of these possible ways of "doing" school. Through exploring the ways in which two main policies are being enacted, "Behaviour Management" and "Standards and Attainment", we argue that policy type, power and positionality, space and time constraints, as well as different subjectivities, render policy enactment a more fragile and unstable process than is sometimes documented in policy analysis and implementation studies. Thus, in policy enactment terms, "where you stand depends on where you sit".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)