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Cox, Betty; Cox, Becky – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Policies adopted by legislators impact the future of public and higher education. Unfortunately, educators and legislators are often in disagreement about what constitutes best practices. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of issues and challenges associated with governmental mandates and suggest an action agenda for educators…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
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Emerson, Joseph; Lemasters, Linda; Howerton, Everett – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Given the overt political nature of this topic, an additional theoretical postulate, the Triadic Theory of Power was also presented as another framework to conceptualize the external and internal forces which shape the formation of contemporary education policy. Predicated upon the scholarship of Nobel laureate James Q. Wilson, Andrew McFarland…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Policy, Educational Policy, Power Structure
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Hunt, John – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2006
Since the implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, the impact upon America's schools has been signicant in many areas. In a positive sense, NCLB has caused schools and school districts to examine the performance and academic achievement of subgroups, often for the first time. This examination has certainly highlighted…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Staff Development, Educational Improvement