ERIC Number: EJ907628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
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Structural Location and Reputed Influence in State Reading Policy Issue Networks
Young, Tamara V.; Lewis, Wayne D.; Sanders, Marla S.
American Journal of Education, v117 n1 p25-49 Nov 2010
Using data about collaborative relationships among 109 reading policy actors from four states, this study investigated the extent to which social capital, operationalized as spanning structural holes, predicted a policy actor's reputed influence. Regression analysis showed that after controlling for state, centrality, and government entity, having access to structural holes was not related to an actor being perceived as influential in an issue network. Results also indicated that the main effect of being a central actor in a network and the interaction between centrality and a governmental actor were predictors of reputed influence in issue networks.
Descriptors: Reading, Educational Policy, Social Capital, Influences, Reputation, Politics of Education, State Government, Networks
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