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ERIC Number: EJ782893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
The Policy-Practice Dichotomy: Can We Straddle the Divide?
Blignaut, Sylvan
Perspectives in Education, v25 n4 p49-61 Dec 2007
In this article I review the literature on a topical issue in education generally and curriculum implementation in particular, namely why it is so difficult to translate policy into practice. How do we come to understand policy and its link(s) to what actually happens inside classrooms? I locate the inquiry within the broader literature on educational change and summarise salient aspects of literature related to schools, educational change and implementation. I conclude by suggesting strategies that could soften the boundaries between policy and practice.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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