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Maguire, Meg; Hoskins, Kate; Ball, Stephen; Braun, Annette – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011
In this paper, we focus on some of the ways in which schools are both productive of and constituted by sets of "discursive practices, events and texts" that contribute to the process of policy enactment. As Colebatch (2002: 2) says, "policy involves the creation of order--that is, shared understandings about how the various participants will act…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Secondary Schools
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Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen J.; Maguire, Meg; Hoskins, Kate – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011
This first paper in the series concentrates on school context and outlines a framework which identifies and relates a variety of factors that influence differences in policy enactments between similar schools. In taking context seriously in our four case-study schools we argue that policies are intimately shaped and influenced by school-specific…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Context Effect, Educational Policy, Case Studies