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Policy

Sarah Anne Eckert and Dana L. Mitra

in Education

ISBN: 9780199756810
Published online December 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0063
Policy

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Education policy can be understood as the arrangement of rules, laws, and norms designed to govern the various systems of education. The selections included in this bibliography are meant to demonstrate the complexity involved in designing, adopting, enacting, implementing, and analyzing education policy at many levels of the education system. Education provides a unique context for the study of policy due to the many levels of governance and the simple fact that a good deal of educational practice occurs in individual classrooms with seemingly autonomous teachers. The article begins with general overviews of education policy that serve as foundational resources and is followed by a more detailed look at the policy process and theoretical perspectives of education policy. There is a special focus on school reform, a process intimately linked with education policy, with the understanding that school reform and education policy are not synonymous. The books, articles, reports, and chapters presented have been chosen for their importance in the field or for the foundational knowledge that they provide. The journals and research centers presented were chosen because they provide excellent examples of the journals, research centers, and advocacy organizations concerned with education policy.

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Subjects: Education ; Organization and Management of Education ; Philosophy and Theory of Education ; Schools Studies ; Teaching Skills and Techniques

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