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ERIC Number: EJ985697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Lessons in Leveraging Implementation: Rulemaking, Growth Models, and Policy Dynamics under NCLB
Furgol, Katherine E.; Helms, Lelia B.
Educational Policy, v26 n6 p777-812 Nov 2012
Through a case study that highlights the role of rulemaking in the evolution of the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB), this article provides strategies for educators who seek both to influence policy outcomes and to understand the dynamics of policymaking. This study examines the regulatory processes for NCLB, specifically related to the adoption of growth models, at both the federal and state levels, augmenting the slim body of literature on rulemaking in educational policy. It focuses on rulemaking processes as they define and redirect the substance of policy, create ongoing opportunities for stakeholder participation, and influence, and tailor policies to the state and local settings in which delivery occurs. This article describes policy as cumulative, increasingly complex and multileveled. It recommends that stakeholders monitor and target federal and state rulemaking venues so as to influence and adapt legislative mandates to the specific contexts and demands of practice. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001