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ERIC Number: EJ1173566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar-12
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068-2341
Building a Dangerous Outpost in the Green Mountain State: A Case Study of Educator Preparation Policymaking
McGough, David J.; Bedell, Claudine; Tinkler, Barri
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v26 n37 spec iss Mar 2018
Poised at a bifurcation, the educator preparation community in Vermont faced either the adoption of a generic product for the assessment of initial educator licensure candidates or the comprehensive revision of a longstanding state-based assessment portfolio. Using a case study approach and narrative methods, specifically the Narrative Policy Framework (McBeth, Jones, & Shanahan, 2014), the authors analyze a project in which teacher educators intervened to shape the direction of educator preparation policymaking by designing an innovative assessment portfolio and a collaborative calibration system. The analysis reveals insights about the policymaking arena and demonstrates the value of education-related policymaking that includes teacher educators as active agents in collaboration with state personnel and policymakers. The case contributes to the notion of policymaking as a narrative process. In this case, a narrative of hope emerged as a guiding storyline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont
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