ERIC Number: EJ410224
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Wording of Policy: Does It Make Any Difference in Implementation?
Johnston, A. P.; Moore, Joseph B.
Journal of Educational Administration, v28 n2 p24-33 1990
Explores what difference the tightness or looseness of language makes in a policy's actual implementation. Applies three policy language categories (philosophical, professional, and prescriptive) to several uses (purpose, evaluation, discretion, responsibility, and relationship) to explain the importance of wording battles to policymaking stakeholders. Includes 16 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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