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Felix, Eric R. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2021
Policy implementation research tends to document the failures of reform, describing the myriad ways implementers miss the mark in translating intent into impact; or in the words of Derrick Bell, policy scholars are left with examining the "unfilled hopes of racial reform" (2004, p. 185). In contrast, this article presents an intrinsic…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Wang, Yinying – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate policy coalitions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at U.S. congressional hearings. This study is grounded in the advocacy coalition framework, which argues that advocacy coalitions are forged by policy actors who have similar policy preferences. To identify the coalitions, according to the policy…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings
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Galey-Horn, Sarah; Ferrare, Joseph J. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
In recent years, education policy scholars have begun to utilize social network concepts and methods to describe contemporary policy changes across P-16 levels. While many insights have emerged from this growing literature base, we argue that a more formal network approach rooted in policy network analysis (PNA) is needed to fulfill its conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Network Analysis, Ideology, Educational Change
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Anderson, Lezli S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Teacher leadership is important both within and beyond the school. Teacher leaders have the potential to expand their role beyond policy implementation in the classroom to influence educational policy development. However, few teachers receive explicit preparation or guidance for contributing their voice and providing first-hand knowledge of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Leadership Role, Faculty Development
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Chang, Ethan; Koyama, Jill; Kasper, Julie – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This study investigates the intersections of policy, affect, and the lives of migrant youth. We approach the Trump Administration's contingent reversal of a "zero tolerance" family separation policy as an illustrative case for understanding how affect mediates policy-making processes. Combining Critical Policy Analysis (CPA) and affect…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Policy, Presidents
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Natow, Rebecca S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
For stakeholders who would like to see more research as a basis for educational policy, it is important to understand the prevalence of research use and the sources of the studies used by policymakers, as well as the factors that hinder research use in educational policymaking. Through an analysis of regulatory documents and interviews with 34 key…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Incidence
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Badran, Alaa; Toprak, Mustafa – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) started its operations in Egypt in 1975. Its work on education development included supporting access and gender equity, community participation, professional development, and also extended to policy reforms. Education Reform Program (ERP) was one of USAID's initiatives implemented…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Gunther, Jeffrey – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
How working conditions, personal characteristics, and school factors influence teacher recruitment and retention is an oft-studied topic in the field of education finance and policy. Through decades of research, it has become increasingly clear that teachers respond to a set of monetary and non-monetary factors when making decisions in the teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Recruitment
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Arce-Trigatti, Andrea; Anderson, Ashlee B. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
With this paper we explore the practical materialization of select diversity policies in the United States via an analysis of their implementation at different institutional levels. Specifically, using a cultural studies framework that is guided by Stuart Hall's (1993) concept of distortions, we investigate how discursive conceptualizations of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Cultural Pluralism, Political Attitudes, Educational Trends
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Dvir, Yuval; Maxwell, Claire; Yemini, Miri – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In 2016, the Israeli Ministry of Education (MoE) issued a policy document recommending six new doctrines for pedagogical development at schools. Amid those is 'Glocalism', aimed at addressing the global/local mix within the schooling system. Given the lack of a declared internationalization policy in Israel and its highly nationalistic curricula,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Ayscue, Jennifer B.; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This case study examines how magnet school and school turnaround processes can work together to promote desegregation and improvement. Based on cross-case analysis of three magnet schools undergoing turnarounds, this study draws on data from the 2010 federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant and qualitative fieldwork through observations,…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, School Turnaround, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Diem, Sarah; Sampson, Carrie; Browning, Laura Gavornik – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Policymakers and educational leaders continue to use school district decentralization as a reform effort that attempts to shift power and authority from central office administration to school-level leadership. In 2015, the Nevada Legislature passed legislation to restructure the Clark County School District (CCSD), the state's largest school…
Descriptors: County School Districts, Administrative Organization, School District Reorganization, Politics of Education
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Dowd, Alicia C.; Liera, Román – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Many national, state, and institutional policies and initiatives advocate for change in higher education through structured forms of data use. The case study of "Old Main University" presented in this article shows how local reformers (n = 9) drew on data and data use tools provided by a long-term action research project implemented at…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Higher Education, Case Studies, Universities
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Koranyi, Franz; Kolleck, Nina – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This article explores perceptions of local philanthropic foundations situated in community-based initiative (CBI) policies that aim to achieve educational goals through the establishment of collaborative connections between schools and multiple local actors. Although roles of philanthropy in public education are controversial, scholars have yet to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Private Financial Support, Public Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Henning, Nick; Dover, Alison; Dotson, Erica K.; Agarwal-Rangath, Ruchi – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The rise of high-stakes, standardized, teacher performance assessments (TPAs) is central to the industry being created out of the regulation, policing, and evaluation of university-based teacher education In addition to reinforcing a narrow and counter-critical framework, TPAs can shift responsibility for the evaluation of teacher candidates from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
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