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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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Ahem, Megan G.; Licht, Heather L. – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2020
American Indians account for roughly 2% of the United States population. Yet with only four Natives in the House of Representatives and no Native senators, representation in Congress is roughly half of what it would be if it was proportional to the overall Native population (Wang, 2010). Compounding the lack of government representation on a…
Descriptors: College Students, American Indian Students, Student Attitudes, Citizenship
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Developments in five priority areas for VET, agreed in 2015 by the EU-28, Iceland, Norway, candidate countries, the European Commission and EU social partners, are at the centre of this report. Work in 2015-19 shows continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
Highly effective teachers and school leaders are of utmost importance to improve student achievement and ensure the success of the education system. Unfortunately, students in underserved schools are not provided equitable access to effective teachers and leaders. For this reason, many states and districts have implemented evidence-based talent…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Access to Education, Equal Education, State Policy
Johnson, Royel M. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2020
Student affairs professionals can play a significant role in ensuring the success of justice-involved students given their historic commitment to the holistic development of college students through programs, services, and resources that supplement their curricular experiences, enhance learning, and facilitate inclusive and equitable campus…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, College Students, Justice, Institutionalized Persons
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Veselý, Arnošt – Teaching Public Administration, 2020
Despite the fact that our knowledge on how policies are designed has substantially improved during the last two decades, prescriptive literature on policy formulation remains largely disconnected from these new findings. The article examines five major assumptions upon which policy formulation is still predominantly based: (a) there is one way…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Policy Formation, Public Administration Education, Misconceptions
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Thorburn, Malcolm – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This critical paper investigates one influential post-millennial initiative -- the Daily Mile programme -- which is designed to promote the multifarious lifelong enhancing benefits of running-based experiences. A textually orientated discourse analysis of the language used in media, policy and research-related documentary sources of evidence are…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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McKnight, Lucinda; Morgan, Andy – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
The paradigm of evidence-based education continues to inform the development of policy in a number of countries. At its simplest level, evidence-based education incorporates evidence, often that provided by randomised controlled trials, into classroom practice. England's Education Endowment Foundation is in the process of exporting evidence-based…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Medicine, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Le Mat, Marielle L. J.; Altinyelken, Hülya K.; Bos, Henny M. W.; Volman, Monique L. L. – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Over the past few years, international organisations have advanced Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) as a global policy to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and address gender-based violence in schools. This paper analyses policy adoption, transfer mechanisms, and reformulation of CSE in Ethiopia, a late adopter of the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Educational Policy, Gender Issues
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Smith-Maddox, Renée; Brown, Lauren E.; Kratz, Stacy; Newmyer, Richard – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
The Policy Advocacy and Social Change course is a specialized practice course offered in the Master of Social Work Program (MSW) at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The course is designed to introduce MSW students to a variety of policy frameworks (i.e., Kingdon's policy window, political model of…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Homeless People, Advocacy, Social Work
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Meier, Markus D.; Diefenbach, Heike – Gender and Education, 2020
The OECD's Programme of International Student Assessment known as PISA, including the Gender Report published in 2015, is a well-received project and its findings keep being transferred into educational policy development. Its quantitative methodology and the sheer volume of data gathered from around 5,100,000 students from 65 countries seem to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Visser, Sanne Siete; Kreemers, Diana – Educational Action Research, 2020
In this paper, two researchers reflect on the institutional space for participatory governance in a participatory action research (PAR) process that was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (ECS) in the Netherlands. It was implemented in two schools by researchers contracted by the ministry. The project's aim was to explore…
Descriptors: Governance, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure, Action Research
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Edgerton, Adam Kirk – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Cynthia Coburn, in her 2016 article in the "American Journal of Education"--"What's Policy Got to Do With It?"--states that the field of policy implementation suffers from the propensity to learn the same lessons over and over again. This repetition of mistakes, I argue, stems from a failure to account for predictable patterns…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Common Core State Standards
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Manning, Alex; Brock, Richard; Towers, Emma – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: Responding to research reporting low-levels of teacher wellbeing in England, policy makers have begun to implement strategies to support wellbeing. Given the recent introduction of such policy, this exploratory study describes the wellbeing support being offered to teachers, and perceptions of its impact on wellbeing. Method: A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Welfare, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Stress Management
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