Policy Studies for Educational Leaders

Policy Studies for Educational Leaders : An Introduction

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For courses in Educational Policy and Educational Leadership. The second edition of this comprehensive text once again encourages future educational leaders to be proactive rather than reactive, and equips them with an understanding of educational policy and the important political theories upon which it is based. Coverage not only addresses theory, analysis, development, and implementation of educational policy, but also explores the reasons for change in educational policy, ways to track its evolution, and techniques for influencing its ultimate destination. Finally, it wraps up with a look at the history of educational policy that helps put everything that has come before into an understandable context.show more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 144.78 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013099393X
  • 9780130993939

Table of contents

1. Policy-What It Is and Where It Comes From. 2. Power and Education Policy. 3. The Economy and Demographics. 4. The Political System and Political Culture. 5. Values and Ideology. 6. The Major Education Policy Actors. 7. Setting the Stage and Getting on It: Issue Definition and Agenda Setting. 8. Getting the Words and the Money: Policy Formulation and Policy Adoption. 9. Looking at Policies: Policy Instruments and Cost Effectiveness. 10. Policy Implementation: Getting People to Carry Out a Policy. 11. Policy Evaluation: Determining If the Policy Works. 12. Education Policy in the United States: Retrospective and Prospective. Glossary. Appendix A: Useful Web Sites for Following Education Policy. Appendix B: How to Locate Government Web Sites for Specific States. References.show more

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