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Culture of Education Policy

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ISBN-10: 0807744794

ISBN-13: 9780807744796

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sandra J. Stein, Sandra Stein

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Sandra J. Stein is the Academic Dean of New York City's Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for aspiring, new, and veteran principals in the New York City public school system. She is an associate professor at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, The City University of New York, and was the founding director of their Aspiring Leaders Program.

When lifelong seeker Sandra Kovacs Stein, author of Instant Numerology, became a Christian in a less than dramatic conversion experience, she lamented not having a testimony to share. She thought testimonies were what people like former warlord and gang leader turned Christian evangelist Nicky Cruz had, or what folks who were addicts, criminals, or victims of abuse and had hit bottom had when they came to know the Lord and their lives were miraculously transformed, not people like her who had led mundane lives by comparison. That is, until the day she was struck by the sudden realization that she did have a testimony, a testimony no less remarkable. In her words, "The miracle of my testimony is that I found the right path at all, considering I believed I had already found it and was no longer searching." This is the story of that improbable journey.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
From the Culture of Poverty to the Culture of Policy
Why Compensatory Education Policy?
That Which Follows
Policy as Cultural Construct
The Policy Dozens
The Rationale for Cultural Analysis of Policy
The Culture of Policy Framework
Cultural Consequences on Policy Implementation
Equity Policies and Central Conflicts Within the Culture of Policy
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the War on the Culture of Poverty
The Historical Moment
Categories of Thought in Scholarly Discourse
Legislating Ways of Seeing
Disseminating Ways of Seeing
Congressional Framing of Children in ESEA Title I Debates, 1965-1994
The 1960s: Saving the Poor Through Education
The 1970s: Refining Policies and Programs
The 1980s: Cutting and Consolidating
The 1990s: Going Schoolwide
In Search of a Discourse of Talents
Conclusion
The School
The Language and Rituals of Policy Culture
Policy Changes and the Rituals of Practice
Conclusion
"Line Up for Integration!"
Bilingual Education and Desegregation Policies in the Studied Schools
Remedy Rituals: Organizing the School Day for "Integration"
The Meaning of "Integration" in the Language of Practitioners
Race-Based Messages in the Culture of Policy
Conclusion
Possibility and Potential in the Culture of Education Policy
The Culture of Policy and the No Child Left Behind Act
Resisting the Culture of Policy
Methodology
Content Analysis of Congressional Discourse
Multisite Qualitative Policy Analysis of School-Based Practices
Notes
References
Index
About the Author