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Li, Da; Allen, Ann – Education and Urban Society, 2021
Research suggests that the limits of teacher autonomy are defined by educational policies. Educational policies, however, are driven by political culture. This study examines the relationship between teacher autonomy and political culture and how this relationship varies with teacher and school characteristics. Using the "2011-2012 Schools…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Professional Autonomy, Politics of Education, Political Influences
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Crawford, Emily R. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This case study focuses on a 2008 incident where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) vans appeared near a K-5 elementary school. It was the first time school personnel experienced the impact of federal immigration agents policing illegality in their school community, and the event set off a chain of decision-making choices as to how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Law Enforcement, Undocumented Immigrants, Principals
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Heineke, Amy J.; Cameron, Quanna – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This qualitative study explored Teach for America (TFA) alumni teachers' discourse on Arizona language policy, conducted with eight teachers in the Phoenix metropolitan area who received their professional teacher preparation from TFA, a national organization that uses alternative paths to certification to place teachers in low-income schools.…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alternative Teacher Certification, Disadvantaged Schools
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Smit, Brigitte – Education and Urban Society, 2005
How can teachers' understandings of policy as local knowledge inform policy implementation in schools? This article investigates policy understanding and implementation in urban primary schools and locates the inquiry in the transitional South African context. The author illustrates teachers' understandings of policy in times of transition and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Policy, Urban Areas
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Lieberman, Joyce M. – Education and Urban Society, 2002
Investigates problems in the Chicago Public Schools by examining political and legislative processes, key players, and key events that created the Illinois legislature's unprecedented decision to turn total control of this school district over to the Chicago mayor's office. Addresses this issue through Kingdon's work on the first two phases of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation
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Lucas, Christopher J. – Education and Urban Society, 1974
More less coincident with public erosion of confidence in schools has been an important shift in perspective among certain educational historians whose shared reinterpretation of the past poses a major challenge to accepted views of the development of formal education in the U.S. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Ornstein, Allan C. – Education and Urban Society, 1974
Argues that federal policy has unwittingly taken money from those who earn small wages and transferred it to liberal-black advocates; the redistribution of income from the blue-collar worker to the professional educator and activist has been at the expense of the poor. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Federal Aid
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Berger, Michael A. – Education and Urban Society, 1983
Case studies of community opposition to school closure decisions in 65 school districts indicated the tendency for opposition to be greater in districts where planning was more comprehensive; in communities where incompabilities were perceived between the superintendent and the board of education; and in urban versus suburban and rural areas. (MJL)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Case Studies, Community Attitudes, Declining Enrollment
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Hawley, Willis D. – Education and Urban Society, 1983
Proposes a framework for determining whether federal, state, or local governments should perform certain functions in education. Applies this framework to two areas--curriculum reform and enhanced educational opportunities for children with special needs--and suggests directions for federal policy in these areas. (GC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Edelstein, Frederick S. – Education and Urban Society, 1977
This paper discusses and analyzes the federal government's and the state's role in school desegregation and how state and federal policies interface on this subject. (AM)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, History, Interaction
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Woock, Roger R. – Education and Urban Society, 1977
This essay outlines the theoretical framework surrounding the debate on school desegregation and offers a reanalysis of the role of research in school desegregation. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Research Utilization
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Male, George A. – Education and Urban Society, 1977
It is very difficult to know who controls such educational agencies as the home, television, the churches, youth groups, and factories. Control of the schools shifts a little bit daily among such forces as social class, American business, the sexes, teachers, administrators, racial and ethnic groups, the citizenry, the courts, and the young. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Bureaucracy, Community Control, Educational Policy
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Greeley, Andrew M. – Education and Urban Society, 1977
Argues that "no one and everyone" controls Catholic schools, and that empirical investigation is needed to determine who controls any particular Catholic school. However, "the chaos of organization the obscurity of control, the general structural messiness of Catholic education doesn't seem to do much harm to anybody." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges
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Coombs, Fred S.; Merritt, Richard L. – Education and Urban Society, 1977
Discusses the arguments for and against expanded public participation in educational policy making and considers examples of several forms of public participation drawn from the U.S., France, Italy, England, Sweden, the German Federal Republic, and the People's Republic of China. Also explores some of the probable consequences of expanded public…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Community Control, Cross Cultural Studies
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La Noue, George R. – Education and Urban Society, 1977
Discusses federal control of education, focusing on higher education. Concludes that there is no grand coordinated federal plot to control universities. Rather, "federal control is created by the actions of scores of agencies and hundreds of bureaucrats each tailoring alterations to fit their idiosyncratic view of education." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Government
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