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ERIC Number: EJ1179193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1207-7798
(Re)Thinking the Adoption of Inclusive Education Policy in Ontario Schools
Massouti, Ayman
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n185 p32-44 2018
The purpose of this article is to advance a proposal for the analysis of how inclusive education policies in Ontario schools are adopted. In particular, I use the notion of "Policy Enactment" to re-conceptualize the processes of putting inclusive education policies into practice. The argument is that the traditional "implementation" model to analyze the adoption of inclusive education policies devalues the significant role of context in both policy analysis research and practice. Analyzing education policies based on the construct of "enactment" offers a context-informed approach that can help policy actors and researchers to better understand how inclusive education policies are incorporated into practices. The paper concludes that a policy enactment perspective empowered by the constructs of Neo-Institutionalism theory is a more robust tool for analyzing inclusive education policies as their translation is far from being a mere upfront conversion of text into action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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