Policy As Practice: Toward a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy

Policy As Practice: Toward a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy

by Margaret Sutton
     
 

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This volume brings together scholars working the relatively new terrain of ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. The opening section on theory will survey the conceptual antecedents of qualitative policy studies, citing the relevant literature and laying out an agenda for

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This volume brings together scholars working the relatively new terrain of ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. The opening section on theory will survey the conceptual antecedents of qualitative policy studies, citing the relevant literature and laying out an agenda for research. The section on methods will consist of accounts of innovative field experiences and analytic approaches that can illuminate the new field. The final section on experiences will extend the reflections in the methods section with concrete case studies.

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Brings together scholars working the relatively new terrain of ethnographic policy studies to debate and chart the parameters of the field. An opening section on theory surveys the conceptual antecedents of qualitative policy studies and lays out an agenda for research. A section on methods offers accounts of innovative field experiences and analytical approaches that illuminate the field. A final section on experiences extends the reflections in the methods section with case studies in areas such as immigrant education in the rural Midwest, and educational policy in an Australian aboriginal community. The editors teach educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567505160
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Sociocultural Studies in Educational Policy Formation and Appropriation Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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MARGARET SUTTON Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University

BRADLEY A.U. LEVINSON Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University

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