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Harman, Grant – 1980
This paper seeks to draw together some of the main themes that run through the previous eight documents in this series. It also links these eight documents to the theoretical paper "Policy-Making and the Policy Process in Education." The author maintains that the most important theme to run through all these papers concerns both the nature of the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Harman, Grant – 1978
This paper is concerned with policy-making and policy processes in education and with the role of the administrator in these processes. More specifically it aims to explore ten conceptual tools or models that appear to have utility in developing our understanding of these areas. This examination includes policy-making and policy processes in…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Harman, Grant – 1980
Many members of the educational community today believe that political pressures have a major effect on education policy and institutions. This paper discusses four barriers that impede teachers and administrators who must cope with these new political pressures. The four barriers include the problem of meanings and definitions, the lack of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Government School Relationship, Policy Formation
Harman, Grant – 1976
One aspect of the role and responsibilities of education councils in Australia is addressed in this paper: that of the council and its accountability to the community. Three major sections are presented. Part One discusses the two difficult concepts of accountability and community. The second part presents some data on how council members appear…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrators, College Governing Councils, Community Relations
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Harman, Grant – Australian Journal of Education, 2001
Using interest group theory and the idea of public policy development and application following sequential stages, explores how key decisions were made about establishment and implementation of Australia's controversial national quality assurance program for higher education. Explains how Australia came to introduce a quality assurance program…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Harman, Grant – Higher Education, 1994
This article describes higher education student selection and admission policies and practices in newly industrialized countries in the Asian region, with particular attention to access, selection, the admissions process, equity, and relationship with the labor market. Policies in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, People's Republic of China, Singapore,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, College Admission
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Harman, Grant – Comparative Education Review, 1985
Reports on an Australian-American research project designed to contribute to the understanding of comparative public policy--particularly in relation to the education policy domain. Notes research team was comprised of 1 American and 15 Australians. Shows findings of one American and eight Australian studies that reveal clear dissimilarities and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Decision Making, Differences, Educational Policy
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Harman, Grant – Social Science Quarterly, 1974
The author discusses the development, literature, problems, and possibilities of the politics of education in the United States and Australia. Emphasis is placed upon defining boundaries, priorities, and research projects for the field. (DE)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Educational Trends
Harman, Grant – 1980
Primarily concerned with the past development of the politics of education, this paper also looks at likely future directions and progress. First, it seeks to review briefly the growing body of research carried out from 1973 until 1980. Second, it evaluates the progress made since the beginning of 1973 in the development of the politics of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Governance