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ERIC Number: EJ1159192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Just Talk? Discourses and Deinstitutionalization in School District Policy Making
Spain, Angeline K.
American Journal of Education, v124 n1 p101-126 Nov 2017
Extracurricular programs, which tend to be both highly institutionalized and popular with parents, were hard hit by cutbacks during the Great Recession. This study uses conceptual research on organizational routines and institutional processes to examine this case of controversial policy making. Observing school district policy making in two communities, I investigate the role of a commonplace routine in eroding collective meaning about the value of the "extracurriculum." I show that the routine structured what ideas entered into district policy making, with local institutional consequences. By uncovering this role of routines, this article contributes to understandings of dynamics that create openings for education policy change.
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Language: English
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