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ERIC Number: EJ855592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
The Politics of Educational Policy Studies: A Preliminary Analysis of Leading Educational Policy Journal Publications
Hardy, Ian
Critical Studies in Education, v50 n2 p173-185 Jun 2009
This paper argues that the content, analytical approaches and institutional affiliations of authors of articles published in the latest issues of two leading educational policy studies journals provide useful insights into the contested nature of educational policy studies. The paper draws upon a selection of articles published in 2007/08 issues of two flag-ship policy journals, the UK-based "Journal of Education Policy", and the US-based "Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis". At the same time, the article is also suggestive of how Pierre Bourdieu's analytical resources of field, habitus and capital might be used to understand the academic journal publication practices which contribute to this contestation. The paper suggests that these journals and the articles within them may be construed as valued capitals and 'traces' of a broader conflict over what is considered valid research within the field of educational policy studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001