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ERIC Number: EJ826475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Uniting Secondary and Postsecondary Education: An Event History Analysis of State Adoption of Dual Enrollment Policies
Mokher, Christine G.; McLendon, Michael K.
American Journal of Education, v115 n2 p249-277 Feb 2009
This study, as the first empirical test of P-16 policy antecedents, reports the findings from an event history analysis of the origins of state dual enrollment policies adopted between 1976 and 2005. First, what characteristics of states are associated with the adoption of these policies? Second, to what extent do conventional theories on policy adoption help explain the rise of dual enrollment? We find state political characteristics, organizational structures, and policy conditions are associated with the spread of dual enrollment policies. Also, some states appear to have a climate for reform activity, resulting in a tendency to engage in innovative education policy making. (Contains 4 tables, 4 figures and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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