Public Policy and Higher Education Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and Success

ISBN-10: 0415893593
ISBN-13: 9780415893596
Edition: 2013
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Radical changes have occurred in public education policies over the past three decades. States have raised the standards for graduation and sought to improve college enrollment and success. State policy frameworks are developed by an array of politicians, analysts, and citizens amid changing economic and social contexts, and the logic behind these policy frameworks is seldom reviewed, evaluated, revised, or redefined. Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies. The text offers:Case studies that let readers work through various policy "frames" Reflective exercises at the end of each chapter Approachable explanations of complex public policies for those readers without a background in economicsRather than arguing for a single approach or "best practice," the authors examine how policymakers, administrators, and professors can work to inform and influence change within systems of higher education using research-based evidence along with consideration of political and historical values and beliefs. This textbook is an invaluable resource for graduate students, administrators, policymakers, and researchers who seek to learn more about the crucial contexts underlying policy decisions and college access.

Preface
Introduction
The National Policy Discourse
Political Ideologies and Policy Matters
Policy Frames and Market Forces
High School Preparation
College Access
Degree Attainment
Cases Studies
The Old Liberal Model: The California Case
The Market Model: The Minnesota Case
Merit Aid: The Florida Case
Comprehensive Strategy: The Indiana Case
Unfettered Neoliberalism: The Michigan Case
The New Progressive South: The North Carolina Case
Reframing Strategies
Reframing Policy Decisions
Reframing the Social Good

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