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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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Harðardóttir, Eva; Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Rós; Dillabough, Jo-Anne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2021
Even though Iceland is yet to host as many refugees as other European countries, the number of young refugees seeking resettlement is growing rapidly. Little Icelandic research has been devoted to refugee youth and their social or educational inclusion to date. This study focuses on how young refugees are represented in the Icelandic context in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Politics of Education, Refugees, Neoliberalism
Moore, Sarah C. K. – Multilingual Matters, 2021
This book traces a history of bilingual education in the US, unveiling the pervasive role of politics and its influence on integrity of policy implementation. It introduces readers to once nationwide, systemic supports for diverse bilingual educational programs and situates particular instances and phases of its expansion and decline within…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational History, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
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Mohammed, Abdulai Kuyini; Kuyini, Ahmed Bawa – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
Based on 65 interviews and secondary information, this study evaluated the programme, process and political dimensions of the Ghana Free Senior High School Education (SHS) Policy. The evidence from the data showed that the programme and its political dimensions were emphasised to the neglect of the process dimension. Effectiveness, one of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, High Schools, Educational Policy
Doney, Jonathan – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2021
This book presents the theoretical basis and practical steps involved in using Statement Archaeology, an innovative method that enhances understandings of policy development, exemplifying its use in relation to one curriculum subject, Religious Education. The book is the first of its kind to fully describe the theoretical foundations of Statement…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Religious Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Morgan, Demetri L.; Rall, Raquel M.; Commodore, Felecia; Fischer, Rachel A.; Bernstein, Sam – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
State-level governing boards (SLGBs) can play an essential regulatory role as intermediaries between the public, state-elected officials, and campus-level leadership. However, these boards have been understudied within higher education relative to their enormous potential to influence postsecondary institutions and state political dynamics via the…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Governing Boards, Postsecondary Education, State Policy
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Neumann, Eszter; Gewirtz, Sharon; Maguire, Meg; Towers, Emma – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
Conservativism has gained significant influence on education-policy making and debates about education in many Anglophone countries. While conservative educational governments have advanced some neoliberal governance trends, they have also introduced characteristic neoconservative education elements, notably in the area of curricular content. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Gándara, Denisa – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Extant research neglects to examine how policymakers make decisions regarding funding allocations to higher education institutions. This case study analyzed the policy process surrounding the development of one model for funding higher education in Colorado. The study is anchored in a theory of policy design, which considers how groups targeted by…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Educational Finance, Policy Formation, State Policy
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Han, Shuangmiao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
China has adopted policy experimentation (PE) as a means of introducing and testing innovative policy options for reforms in higher education (HE). This paper explores how PE plays out in the HE sector, involving state actors and university actors in a dynamic interactive process and bringing about institutional changes. This paper proposes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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Galey-Horn, Sarah; Reckhow, Sarah; Ferrare, Joseph J.; Jasny, Lorien – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
We show how policy makers converged to support similar reforms on a major educational issue: teacher effectiveness. Our study demonstrates the importance of idea brokers--actors that facilitate connections between preferences in policy networks and promote consensus around new policy ideas. Our study is based on analysis of testimony from 200…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Policy Formation, Facilitators (Individuals)
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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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Karseth, Berit; Baek, Chanwoong – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
The study presents a bibliometric network analysis of the two most recent schools reforms in Norway. Two research questions have been pursued: First, do the government-appointed expert commission use (in Green Papers) the same type of knowledge as 'evidence' for their reviews and recommendations as the Ministry of Education and Research (as…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Network Analysis, Position Papers, Educational Change
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Lindsey, Iain – Sport, Education and Society, 2020
Prominent developments in English PE and school sport (PESS) policy across the period of Conservative-led governments since 2010 have not been empirically or comprehensively researched. In addressing this shortcoming, this study was uniquely underpinned by punctuated equilibrium theory in order to respond to long-standing difficulties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Athletics, Educational Policy
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Kim, Taeyeon – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This paper argues that the 'new governance' narrative should be revised and modified to reflect context-specific details of the policy sector and styles of government. I discuss the modified network governance narrative, including how the theory of bureaucracy informs the function of network governance. I then apply it to analyze a case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Schaub, Maryellen; Kim, Hyerim; Jang, Deok-Ho; Baker, David P. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
In this Forum the authors suggest that a growing intensity of contradictory public and private interests in education is a persistent force in education development stemming from the increasing centrality of education in contemporary society. Contrasting South Korea's effective policies ensuring equality of educational opportunity with its…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis, Politics of Education
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