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ERIC Number: EJ807004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-25
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Devolution, Choice, and Accountability in the Provision of Public Education in British Columbia: A Critical Analysis of the "School Amendment Act" of 2002 (Bill 34)
Fallon, Gerald; Paquette, Jerald
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n75 p1-36 Jun 2008
This critical policy study provides an understanding of the different actors--individuals, interest groups, and other organizations--involved in influencing and defining, through their narratives what public education in BC ought to be, thus capturing the core intellectual dispositions that informed and determined the kind of policy problems that were posed, the kinds of explanations that were offered, and the kinds of policy options suggested as solutions in the restructuring of public education in BC. The study provides an account of the manner in which policy problems were posed, of the explanations constructed, of the policy directions formulated, and of the policy issues to which policy makers ultimately paid attention with enactment of "Bill 34." (Contains 5 tables and 1 footnote.)
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada