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Doney, Jonathan – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2021
This book presents the theoretical basis and practical steps involved in using Statement Archaeology, an innovative method that enhances understandings of policy development, exemplifying its use in relation to one curriculum subject, Religious Education. The book is the first of its kind to fully describe the theoretical foundations of Statement…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Religious Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
Kariya, Takehiko; Rappleye, Jeremy – Teachers College Press, 2020
How has schooling functioned in the construction of meritocratic national systems historically? To what extent will these historical patterns and normative commitments continue in the new era of a global meritocracy? And ultimately, how can educators effectively balance the inherent tension between individual merit and standardized quality? Kariya…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Becker, Jonathan D.; Levin, Douglas A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
School systems collect and maintain increasingly significant amounts of data and information on students, faculty, and staff and have a duty of care to ensure that sensitive information remains secure. Therefore, sitting and/or aspiring school leaders need to develop at least a basic understanding of data privacy and information security…
Descriptors: Information Security, School Policy, Policy Formation, Privacy
Trowler, Paul – Oxford University Press, 2020
This book offers a new perspective on the professional world of higher education. Using social practice theory, it presents a practice sensibility rooted in concepts which illuminate teaching and learning contexts. The book takes the reader through the social processes occurring within higher education institutions which shape contexts and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2020
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Education Policy." Contents include: (1) Legislative Sessions Constrained by…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, State Policy, State Legislation
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Abril, Carlos R.; Gault, Brent M. – Music Educators Journal, 2020
Music educators have experience working in education environments governed by shifting policies and mandates. How can music educators become agents empowered to shape, interpret, and design mechanisms for putting policy into practice? This article describes ways to understand policy and options for responding and contributing to its development…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Policy, Change Agents
Somers, Patricia, Ed.; Valentine, Matt, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
In this volume, editors Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine lead an examination of the unintended consequences of campus gun policy and showcase voices from the college community who are grappling with the questions, issues, and consequences that have emerged at their respective institutions. While making the case that campus carry legislation is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, School Policy, Weapons
Schmidt, Patrick – Oxford University Press, 2019
Both in concept and in practice, policy has permeated the deepest recesses of civil society and has had particular impact on the lives of those who are actively connected to the educational process. For music teachers in particular, policy can evoke images of a forbidden environment beyond one's day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Nothing,…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Faubert, Brenton; Pollock, Katina; Hauseman, Cameron – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
In this case narrative, senior superintendents reckon with the challenges of implementing a revised strategic policy for student discipline in an intensified work environment. Challenges include: (a) providing professional learning to familiarize leaders and educators with regulatory requirements; (b) a problematic trend of school and district…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Discipline, Discipline Policy, School Policy
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Rigby, Jessica Goodman; Corriell, Rebecca; Kuhl, Katie J. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case was written to help prepare central office leaders who are expected to design systems and lead toward instructional improvement in the context of both educational accountability and implementation of standards with increased rigor. The intent of this case study is to encourage educators to examine the complex and multiple challenges of…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Learning Professional, 2017
Teacher expertise and insights are valuable resources untapped by most districts and states. That's why as new federal education laws with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) begin to be implemented, teachers need to seek and create opportunities to use their teacher agency in advocating for relevant and effective professional learning. And as…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Participation, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation
Burns, Tracey, Ed.; Köster, Florian, Ed. – OECD Publishing, 2016
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering, and monitoring education. Like our societies, education systems are increasingly diverse regarding students, teachers, and communities, as well as the values and identities we expect…
Descriptors: Governance, Models, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Shanahan, Timothy – Reading Teacher, 2015
In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the Common Core State Standards. Initially, the standards were quickly and easily embraced, but over the past year the standards have become enmeshed in various controversies, raising many questions about how the standards were written and what they include. This article attempts to provide authoritative…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Government Role, Policy Formation
Katz, Adrienne – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
Children are using the internet and mobile devices at increasingly younger ages, and it's becoming more and more important to address e-safety in primary schools. This practical book provides guidance on how to teach and promote e-safety and tackle cyberbullying with real-life examples from schools of what works and what schools need to do. The…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Child Safety, Internet
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Irby, Decoteau J. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2013
This study presents findings from an ethnographic content analysis of 15 chronological district-wide annual codes of student conduct from a large urban US school district. I frame policy creation and modification processes as reflections of societal shifts in perceptions of student behaviors. I looked to the policy documents to explore the…
Descriptors: Discipline, School Districts, Urban Schools, Discipline Policy
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