Education Policy

Education Policy
Bridging the Divide Between Theory and Practice

by Jerome G. Delaney

  • Publisher : Brush Education
  • Release : 2017-12-18
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1550597248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What exactly is education policy, why is it important, and how is it implemented in the real world? Jerome Delaney, a professor of educational administration and former high school principal, answers the big questions about education policy in this powerful and practical primer for students. Informed by his experience in the public school system, Delaney takes a pragmatic and realistic approach that divides a complicated subject into manageable sub-topics. He grounds the debate at the classroom level: after all, that’s where the effects of high-level policy decisions ultimately play out. Starting from the basics and progressing through to the deeper aspects of education policy, this text provides an excellent introduction to a subject that lies at the foundation of every education system. This second edition includes a new chapter on issues relating to policy implementation, as well as new discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Topics include: A beginner’s overview of education policy studies. How values influence policy-making. How education policy is developed, implemented, and evaluated. The role of policy in education reform. The future of education policy as schools adapt to changing societies.

Education Policy Analysis 2001

Education Policy Analysis 2001
A Book

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2001-03-23
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9264192352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The five chapters in this book draw upon the policy experience and trends in OECD countries to examine various aspects of lifelong learning.

Education Policy

Education Policy
Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy

by Mark Olssen,John A Codd,Anne-Marie O'Neill

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2004-06-08
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1446233499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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`Education policy is now a global matter and all the more complex for that. Mark Olssen, John Codd and Ann-Marie O'Neill do us an invaluable service in producing a carefully theorised guide to current issues and key concerns - this is an important, erudite and very practical book' - Stephen J Ball, Education Policy Research Unit, University of London `Given the global reach of neoliberal policies, we need cogent books that enable us to better understand the major effects such tendencies have. Education Policy is such a book. It is insightful and well written--and should be read by all of us who care deeply about what is happening in education in international contexts' - Michael W Apple, Author of 'Educating the "Right" Way and John Bascom Professor of Education University of Wisconsin, Madison `I really am taken with the book, the range and depth of analysis are truly impressive. This book is a magnum opus and everyone in the area should read it'- Hugh Lauder, University of Bath `In their insightful and comprehensive book on education policy Mark Olssen, John Codd and Anne-Marie O'Neill wrestle with the big questions of citizenship and democracy in an age of globalization. They argue that ducation policy in the 21st century is the key to security, sustainability and survival. The book, anchored in the poststructuralist perspective of Michel Foucault, traverses the whole territory of education policy not only methods and approaches of policy analysis and the dominant political perspectives that influence policy-classical liberalism, social democracy and neo-liberalism--but also those policy areas that require the closest scrutiny: markets, trust, professionalism, choice, diversity, and finally, community, citizenship and democracy. This is the new policy bible for educationalists - it is at once systematic, provocative and instructive' - Michael A Peters, Research Professor, University of Glasgow 'It is rare indeed for books with such ambitious scope as this one to appear within educational scholarship... This is an important book for any graduate student who is undertaking work on any aspect of education policy' - Education Review This book provides an international perspective on education policy, and of the role and function of education in the global economy. The authors present a Foucauldian perspective on the politics of liberal education, within a theoretical framework necessary for the critical analysis of education policy. The authors set out the analyses necessary for understanding the restructuring in education and social policy that has occurred in many countries affected by the resurgence of neo-liberal political theory. They examine education policy in relation to globalization, citizenship and democracy. The authors argue that globalization is an extension of neoliberalism and is destructive of the nation state, community and democracy. They show the importance of education in building strong democratic nation states and global communities based on cultural identity and inter-cultural awareness. This book is essential reading for students of education policy studies and social policy analysis.

Shaping Education Policy

Shaping Education Policy
Power and Process

by Douglas E. Mitchell,Robert L. Crowson,Dorothy Shipps

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-06-01
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1136869964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy during the most turbulent and rapidly changing period in American history. Respected scholars review the history of education policy to explain the political powers and processes that shape education today. Chapters cover major themes that have influenced education, including the civil rights movement, federal involvement, the accountability movement, family choice, and development of nationalization and globalization. Sponsored by the Politics of Education Association, this edited collection examines the tumultuous shifts in education policy over the last six decades and projects the likely future of public education. This book is a necessary resource for understanding the evolution, current status, and possibilities of educational policy and politics.

Handbook of Global Education Policy

Handbook of Global Education Policy
A Book

by Karen Mundy,Andy Green,Bob Lingard,Antoni Verger

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-02-24
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 111846804X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This innovative new handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which domestic education policy is framed and influenced by global institutions and actors. Surveys current debates about the role of education in a global polity, highlights key transnational policy actors, accessibly introduces research methodologies, and outlines global agendas for education reform Includes contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field thoughtfully edited and organized by a team of world-renowned global education policy experts Each section features a thorough introduction designed to facilitate readers’ understanding of the subsequent material and highlight links to interdisciplinary global policy scholarship Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to domestic and international policy practitioners, social scientists, and education scholars alike

Teacher Education Policy

Teacher Education Policy
Some Issues Arising From Research And Practice

by Rob McBride

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1135717869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To improve schools we need to improve teachers. This volume provides recent research evidence that suggests that current education policy is not Promoting Effective Teacher Education And That Teacher Education Policy has: failed to support the formation of professional partnerships in initial teacher education; has almost ignored the induction of newly qualified teachers; and has narrowed in-service education into support for the implementation of central policy.; The evidence gathered in this book is used to argue for new forms of teacher education in every phase, built upon the foundation of professional partnership between schools and institutions of higher education. It is suggested that the funding for such changes could be drawn from less effective forms of school improvement, such as National Curriculum development and school inspection. With the implementation of such changes, it is argued, good quality teacher education programmes would prosper and foster a broad concensus about educational development that is often absent.

Private Education Policy in China

Private Education Policy in China
Concepts, Problems and Strategies

by Eryong Xue

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9811632723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Transformation of Education Policy

Transformation of Education Policy
A Book

by K. Martens,A. Nagel,M. Windzio,A. Weymann

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2010-04-09
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 023028129X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Transformation of Education Policy deals with internalization processes in education policy and their impact on national policy making. It investigates national responses to the PISA study for secondary education and the Bologna study for tertiary education.

Rethinking US Education Policy

Rethinking US Education Policy
Paradigms of the Knowledge Economy

by Daniel Araya

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-02-11
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1137475560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on discussions of the "Creative Economy," the "Network Economy," and the "Green Economy," Rethinking US Education Policy critiques educational policies authored by the Obama administration and considers the need for a new educational policy framework that is better adapted to an era of accelerating innovation.

Education Policy Analysis 2006 Focus on Higher Education

Education Policy Analysis 2006 Focus on Higher Education
Focus on Higher Education

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2006-11-17
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9264022708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Education Policy Analysis 2005-2006 includes articles on achieving quality, equity and efficiency in higher education; the growing international market in higher education; valuing teachers; formative assessment and gender differences and mathematics: performance.

Testing Regimes, Accountabilities and Education Policy

Testing Regimes, Accountabilities and Education Policy
A Book

by Bob Lingard,Goli Rezai-Rashti,Wayne Martino

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1317354044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Around the globe, various kinds of testing, including high stakes national census testing, have become meta-policies, steering educational systems in particular directions, and having great effects on schools and on teacher practices, as well as upon student learning and curricula. There has also been a complementary global aspect to this with the OECD’s PISA and IEA’s TIMSS and PIRLS, which have had impacts on national education systems and their policy frameworks. While there has been a globalized educational policy discourse that suggests that high stakes standardised testing will drive up standards and enhance the quality of a nation’s human capital and thus their international economic competitiveness, this discourse still manifests itself in specific, vernacular, path dependent ways in different nations. High stakes testing and its effects can also be seen as part of the phenomenon of the ‘datafication’ of the world and ‘policy as numbers’, linked to other reforms of the state, including new public management, network governance, and top-down and test-based modes of accountability. This edited collection provides theoretically and empirically informed analyses of these developments. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education Policy.

Global-National Networks in Education Policy

Global-National Networks in Education Policy
Primary Education, Social Enterprises and ‘Teach for Bangladesh’

by Rino Wiseman Adhikary,Bob Lingard,Ian Hardy

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-10-07
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 135016920X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set against the backdrop of globalization and global philanthropy, this book offers new perspectives on the sociological dynamics and governance implications of 'social entrepreneurial' policy in education. It examines the spatialities, relationships and culture that powerfully mediated the making and localisation of 'Teach for Bangladesh'. This globalised and philanthropy-backed reform model is based on 'Teach for America/All' (TfA) which promotes social entrepreneurial solutions to educational problems across continents. The authors demonstrate how TfB's policy model travelled through networks of diaspora, finance, technology and media and became established in Bangladesh through complex policy work. The book documents empirical research from Bangladesh to draw out broader implications in relation to education policy-making and policy content in today's globalizing world. The book also contributes to ongoing debates in contemporary comparative education about North-South dialogue, policy mobility and transfer, philanthrocapitalism, and international teacher education.

Lacan and Education Policy

Lacan and Education Policy
The Other Side of Education

by Matthew Clarke

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-06-13
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1350070572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lacan and Education Policy draws on the rich conceptual resources of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Using Lacan's four discourses Matthew Clarke offers a sophisticated critique of recent education policy and the neoliberal model of political economy within which it sits, including the ways in which education has been diminished and trivialised through the economistic and depoliticising moves of policy. Clarke articulates possibilities for thinking differently about education and education policy beyond the reductive narratives of neoliberalism. He argues that psychoanalytic theory is valuable, not so much for allowing us to see what education 'really is', but for offering insights into what prevents education from 'being', enabling us to shift our focus instead into the possibilities education offers as a space of 'becoming'. The book suggests possibilities for conceptualising and creating 'the other side' of education.

Michel Foucault and Education Policy Analysis

Michel Foucault and Education Policy Analysis
A Book

by Stephen J. Ball

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1317297466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The work of Michel Foucault has become a major resource for educational researchers seeking to understand how education makes us what we are. In this book, a group of contributors explore how Foucault’s work is used in a variety of ways to explore the ‘hows’ and ‘whos’ of education policy – its technologies and its subjectivities, its oppressions and its freedoms. The book takes full advantage of the opportunities for creativity that Foucault’s ideas and methods offer to researchers in deploying genealogy, discourse, and subjectivation as analytic devices. The collection as a whole works to makes us aware that we are freer than we think! This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education Policy.

Research of Vs Research for Education Policy

Research of Vs Research for Education Policy
A Book

by Richard Desjardins

  • Publisher : Richard Desjardins
  • Release : 2009-02-01
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 3639001699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As national governments reform their educational systems to meet the challenges of living in a globalised world, the agenda setting power of transnational organizations like the OECD and the EU have become more transparent in the last decade. The phenomenon of globalization has a number of implications for education policy-making processes and not least it has had an impact on who conducts policy studies and how. This book brings together a variety of contributions which explore recent political economic changes affecting education policy-making processes including the ascension of neo-liberalism and the transnationalization of education policy-making, as well as the tension between research of policy and research for policy. Working from different perspectives, the authors help to provide a better understanding of these two important sets of issues which the field of education must contend with today.

Education Policy Analysis 1997

Education Policy Analysis 1997
A Book

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 1997-11-12
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 9264176144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Education Policy Analysis 1997 is the companion volume to OECD's statistical annual, Education at a Glance 2007. It includes articles on key issues, including costs and expenditures, human capital, adult literacy, educational failure and success, and tertiary institutions' response to new interests.

Higher Education Policy Convergence and the Bologna Process

Higher Education Policy Convergence and the Bologna Process
A Cross-National Study

by E. Voegtle,Eva Maria Vögtle

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-09-01
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 1137412798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What are the principal drivers of recent higher education reforms? This study investigates whether the soft governance mechanism of transnational communication has evoked cross-national policy harmonization. Results suggest that the Bologna Process has triggered substantial policy harmonization beyond general policy convergence.

Education Policy and Equal Opportunity in Japan

Education Policy and Equal Opportunity in Japan
A Book

by Akito Okada

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2011-12-30
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 0857452681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In many societies today, educational aims or goals are commonly characterized in terms of "equality," "equal opportunity," "equal access" or "equal rights," the underlying assumption being that "equality" in some form is an intelligible and sensible educational ideal. Yet, there are different views and lively debates about what sort of equality should be pursued; in particular, the issue of equality of educational opportunity has served as justification for much of the postwar restructuring of educational systems around the world. The author explores different interpretations of the concept of equality of educational opportunity in Japan, especially as applied to post-World War II educational policies. By focusing on the positions taken by key actors such as the major political parties, central administrative bodies, teachers' unions, and scholars, he describes how their concepts have developed over time and in what way they relate to the making of educational policy, especially in light of Japan's falling birthrate and aging society.

Converging Regional Education Policy in France and Germany

Converging Regional Education Policy in France and Germany
A Book

by Claire Dupuy

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-03-30
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 3030408345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How have regionalization processes across Europe impacted on policy convergence? This book takes as its starting point the curious fact that autonomous regional policymaking may be parallel to regional governments pursuing policy similarity. The author proposes that these observations are paradoxical only if sector-specific policy norms are disregarded and when autonomy is considered as the exclusive goal of regional governments. Focusing on common yet under-studied regional situations where a sense of cultural or historical distinctiveness is not readily apparent, if at all, the book argues that in policy sectors where norms of territorial equality have long been dominant, regional governments endorse them as a way to secure or expand their policy capacity when the central state or other policy entrepreneurs challenge it. This results in converging policies. A textured comparative account of educational policymaking in German Länder and French conseils régionaux over three decades forms the backbone of this analysis of policymaking in ordinary regions.

Language Education Policy: The Arab Minority in Israel

Language Education Policy: The Arab Minority in Israel
A Book

by M. Amara,Muhammad ʻImārah,Abd Al-Rahman Mar'i

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2002-05-31
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 1402005857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Israeli reality points to a number of deep divisions among the population (such as between Sephardi-Ashkenazi, Orthodox-secular, men-women, Arab-Jew), most of which, in our opinion, are progressively decreasing as time passes. The Arab-Jewish divide is the deepest of all, and there is still no solution. In spite of its intensity, it did not enjoy a centrality whether in public debates or in academia. This subject has only come on the agenda after sharp tensions between Arabs and Jews. In this book we will explore in more detail some aspects of the Arab-Jewish divide, which raise fundamental questions regarding the place of the Arabs and Arab language education in the Jewish State. More specifically, the aim of this book is to describe and analyze language education in the Arab society in Israel from the establishment of the state in 1948 until today. For this purpose, internal processes, which are embedded within the Arab population itself were examined, such as the socio-economic condition of the population, the diglossic situation in the Arabic language, and the wide use of Hebrew among Arabic speakers. Furthermore, the book also deals with external processes such as the policy of control and inspection of the Ministry of Education over the Arab education system in general and on language education in particular, the dominance of Hebrew, and the definition and perception of Israel as a Jewish State. The influence of both internal and external processes on language education and learning achievements will also be extensively discussed. A comprehensive examination was made of Arabic, Hebrew and English, as well as the teaching of French in a number of community schools. The target group for this book are people who are concerned with sociolinguistics, language education, and language policy and planning. This book will be also of special interest to Arab language teachers and policy-makers in Israel.