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ERIC Number: EJ1108791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-18
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Research on the Field of Education Policy: Exploring Different Levels of Approach and Abstraction
Mainardes, Jefferson; Tello, César
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v24 n75 Jul 2016
This paper, of theoretical nature, explores the levels of approach and abstraction of research in the field of education policy: description, analysis and understanding. Such categories were developed based on concepts of Bourdieu's theory and on the grounds of epistemological studies focused on education policy and meta-research. This paper highlights the importance of different kinds of studies on education policy and claims the need to expand the number of papers at understanding level, which can contribute more effectively to the strengthening of education policy as an academic field.
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Language: English
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