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Johnson, David R.; Zhang, Liang – Educational Researcher, 2020
Using a data set that captures the introduction and enactment of "campus carry" bills between 2004 and 2016, we examined how the state policy adoption and diffusion framework explains the policy process related to allowing concealed weapons on the campuses of U.S. colleges and universities. Panel data logistic regression analyses…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation, Weapons
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Coburn, Cynthia E.; Hill, Heather C.; Spillane, James P. – Educational Researcher, 2016
Both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and recent efforts to hold schools and teachers accountable have been hotly debated among practitioners, policymakers, and the public at large. Much of the debate centers on the merits and demerits of these initiatives and the general approach they represent to reforming teaching and learning. In this…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Accountability, Policy Formation, Program Implementation
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Weaver-Hightower, Marcus B. – Educational Researcher, 2008
Educational policy might productively be conceptualized with an ecology metaphor. Each policy, thus considered, exists within a complex system that reflects varied international, national, regional, and local dynamics. Using this metaphor provides policy analysts with a view of the regularities and irregularities of any policy, its process, its…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Policy Analysis, Ecology, Educational Policy
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Clark, David L. – Educational Researcher, 1976
Notes that the current policy of the Federal Government in support of educational Research and Development is more comprehensive, vigorous and supportive than any previous policy or combination of policies have been in this arena. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Federal Government
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Stivers, Patricia E. – Educational Researcher, 1976
Notes that whether or not the goal of achieving a clearer understanding of the relationships between science and policy is reached, a clearer understanding of the complexities of the relationship is emerging in the process. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Debate, Government Role, Interaction, Objectives
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Ornestein, Allan C. – Educational Researcher, 1976
Notes that the abundant supply of teachers provides unprecedented opportunity for improvements in school and teacher education programs, as well as for selective recruiting of students preparing to teach and upgrading teachers with substandard qualifications. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Educationally Disadvantaged, Policy Formation
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Educational Researcher, 1978
This change sheet states the policy on sexist language in APA journals, offers some general principles for journal authors to consider, and suggests some ways to avoid sexist language. (Author)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Language Usage, Policy Formation, Psychology
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Brademas, John – Educational Researcher, 1977
Analyzes Federal educational policy from the viewpoint of a Congressman who for 18 years has sat on the committee with principal responsibility for education legislation. Notes that "the fundamental question of the role of the Federal government in education is itself controversial and gives rise to a number of important issues." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Federal Government
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Gallagher, James J. – Educational Researcher, 1975
Asserts that the logical and factual discussions on such matters as budget allocations in both the legislative and executive branches are merely a rational crust under which, it is stated, deeper negative emotions flow about research in general, education in general, and educational research in particular, and discusses four action alternatives to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government Role
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Evans, John W. – Educational Researcher, 1974
Although important progress has been made in educational evaluation during the past decade new problems believed to be more serious threaten the progress that has been made. These problems are said to be a mixture of logistics and politics and are in large part an outgrowth of the increasing pluralism of American society. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Measurement Techniques
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Cooper, Harris – Educational Researcher, 1996
Explores experiences of a school board member, himself an educational researcher, that relate to the relationship between social science research and educational policymaking. Why decision makers are skeptical about the value of research in formulating policy is considered, and thoughts are presented on the future of educational research. (SLD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Donmoyer, Robert – Educational Researcher, 1996
Discusses the issues addressed in following articles of this issue of the journal, focusing on policy community, which educational research had too often ignored when making educational decisions. Insights from educational research are used to suggest what policy processes and reform initiatives should do rather than simple criticizing what policy…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Financial Support
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Cohen, David K. – Educational Researcher, 1995
Discusses the relationship between systemic educational reform policy instruments and their effect on changing and improving teaching practice. The author argues that the system in systemic reform is not well matched with the nature of instruction because of the lack of analysis being done on how instructional practice is constituted or how it…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Kirst, Michael W. – Educational Researcher, 1995
Discusses 10 years of research on intergovernmental relations in education policy and examines current intergovernmental issues. Overall, governmental action at all levels is revealed to be largely unproductive. The author states that policies need to be more robust and sophisticated without losing sight of the realities of the classroom and that…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Hanushek, Eric A. – Educational Researcher, 1994
Defends an earlier argument concerning statistical analysis and its use in influencing educational policy and resource allocation for improving student performance. The original argument states that there is no meaningful relationship between resources and performance: throwing money at schools is not tantamount to improving them. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Criticism, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Policy
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