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ERIC Number: EJ993429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Public Science and Participatory Policy Development: Reclaiming Policy as a Democratic Project
Fine, Michelle; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida
Journal of Education Policy, v27 n5 p685-692 2012
People witness today in the US what might be considered a "generous hijacking" of educational policy. Policy debates on charters, vouchers, for profit schools, testing and evaluation companies, and "education reform" reveal a triple privatization of educational policy. Varied enactments of educational privatization dot the globe, linked in a commitment to concentrate policy-making upward, toward the stratification, gentrification, and privatization of the public sector. While many have written critically on this neo-liberal transformation of public education policy, in this brief essay the authors try to "recover a language of and for education articulated in terms of ethics, moral obligations and values" (Ball 2004, 24-5) by framing public science as a strategic intervention for educational justice and policy development. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States