Handbook of Education Politics and Policy

ISBN-10: 0415660440
ISBN-13: 9780415660440
Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/10/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

This comprehensive handbook organizes the latest research and theory on the most important topics within the field of politics of education. Building on theories of school governance, control, and political behavior, this volume helps leaders understand issues in resource allocation, program availability, and how to increase student achievement. Well-known scholars in the fields of school leadership, politics, policy, law, finance, and reform examine the macro-level structural and institutional backdrop to our educational system, the micro-level political behaviors and cultural influences operating within schools, and the ideological and philosophical positions that frame discussions of educational equity and excellence. Detailed discussions of key topics touch upon important themes in educational politics, including the goals of the U.S. political system toward equity and opportunity, the means and resources for reaching these goals, and the political behaviors and compromises that seek to mitigate ideological differences and conflicts of interest. Chapter authors also provide suggestions for improving the political behaviors of key educational groups and individuals with the hope that an understanding of political goals, governance processes, and policy outcomes may contribute to ongoing school reform.

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