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ERIC Number: EJ1199980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
State Boards of Education: Lesser Known Policy Actors
Young, Michelle D.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Reynolds, Amy Luelle
Educational Policy, v33 n1 p205-233 Jan 2019
Few scholars have engaged in close examinations of state boards of education (SBOEs), their make-up, or the broader implications of their influence over time. SBOE membership, authority, and impact differ significantly across the 50 states. This article reports findings from an exploratory study of three SBOEs and their role as policy actors. Thinking about SBOEs as policy actors focuses attention not only on the power, authority, and policy-making functions of SBOEs, but also on the individuals who serve on SBOEs, their actions, and the discourses constructed through the performance of their policy work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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