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Marshall, Catherine; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia; Johnson, Mark – Teachers College Press, 2020
Employing a social justice framework, this book provides educational leaders and practitioners with tools and strategies for grappling with the political fray of education politics. The framework offers ways to critique, challenge, and alter social, cultural, and political patterns in organizations and systems that perpetuate inequities. The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Politics of Education, Governance, Policy Formation
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Marshall, Catherine; Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Johnson, Mark – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
A barrage of pro-privatization policies that cascaded into North Carolina education statutes during the 2013-2014 legislative session helped spark a series of organized protests known as the Moral Monday Movement. Powerful and strategic policy networks, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have made privatization and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Activism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
Marshall, Catherine; Mitchell, Barbara – 1990
School administrators' uses of subjective understandings and common language to gain and maintain power and predictability in their environments are described. Micropolitical theory, with a focus on language, is utilized to understand administrators' knowledge of the assumptive worlds of their subculture, and how these assumptive worlds constrain…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Assistant Principals
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Marshall, Catherine; And Others – Peabody Journal of Education, 1985
The complex and varied nature of state education policymaking is illustrated through six case studies detailing political influences at work in six states (Arizona, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin). (CB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Marshall, Catherine; And Others – Peabody Journal of Education, 1985
This article identifies, describes, and demonstrates theoretical and methodological developments through a study of policy cultures in six states (Arizona, California, Illinois, Penneylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin). (CB)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Political Influences
Marshall, Catherine; And Others – 1989
A research project that developed methods for describing, organizing, analyzing, and predicting state education policy activity had as its major focus the way that values affect that policy. Data were drawn from six states: Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Arizona, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. They were chosen to represent ranges of political…
Descriptors: Classification, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Culture
Marshall, Catherine; And Others – 1986
Individual members of state legislatures wield the greatest influence in state level policy formation. This was one of the findings of a study that identified the power and influence context of state-level policymaking. Data were gathered from six states (Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois) using an instrument…
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Marshall, Catherine – 1985
Before there can be an understanding of politics, policy, and action in education, there must be an understanding of the value systems of policymakers. Policymakers, in their talk, in their choices of symbols and metaphors, in their choices of strategies for dealing with conflict, reveal their own needs, their role orientations, their group…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences
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Beck, Lynn G.; Marshall, Catherine – Educational Policy, 1992
Using data gathered in interviews and observations, this article examines the effects of formal policy structures on the work of professionals dealing with adolescent sexuality. Informal structures and policies initiated by these professionals are discussed, along with the mechanisms used to develop and communicate them. Recommendations are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health Education, Health Personnel, Informal Organization
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Marshall, Catherine – Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1984
Examines problems of field research conducted by female researchers in policy settings. Proposes ways to manage role, entree and access, data gathering, reciprocity, and reporting. Raises issue of male-female dynamics in field research, and suggests appropriate roles for female researchers in policy settings. (Author/KH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Data Collection, Females, Field Studies
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Marshall, Catherine – Urban Education, 1985
This case study of the Early Childhood Education Program (California) focuses on the political meaning of evaluation. It shows how analysis of evaluation politics reveals who controls education policy, which values are prevailing and dominant, and which definitions of policy goals constitute the assumptive world. (RDN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Marshall, Catherine – Evaluation and Program Planning: An International Journal, 1984
This study of evaluation utilization identified organizational, political, and practical arrangements facilitating the wide use of "The Interim Report Evaluation" in policymaking for California's Early Childhood Education Program. In a program fraught by tensions, where evaluations had been political tools, this evaluation was special.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Ethnography, Evaluation Methods
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Marshall, Catherine – 1982
After several lengthy evaluations of California's Early Childhood Education (ECE) program proved inadequate, unhappy legislators and educators finally found satisfaction in a brief, mimeographed report. Several factors were responsible for the success of this new evaluation, the "Interim Report on the Special Study of Selected ECE Schools…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy