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Bedell, Claudine Prairie; McGough, David J.; Tinkler, Barri E. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This self-study explores an educational policy-making project initiated, facilitated, and implemented by direct stake-holders through a deliberative, intentional process involving teacher educators, policy-makers, and state regulators. As such, it serves as an example of a high-stakes political change process using principles of deliberative…
Descriptors: Democracy, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Educators, Scholarship
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Bales, Barbara L. – Athens Journal of Education, 2015
In the United States, as public demands for quality teachers have escalated, there has been a corresponding increase in national policy efforts to tie the standards of student success to teacher preparation, licensing, and evaluation. This conceptual paper examines how national authorities used specific policy tools to usurp the state's…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation