Education Policy

What exactly is education policy, why is it important, and how is it implemented in the real world? Jerome Delaney, a professor of educational administration and former high school principal, answers the big questions about education policy in this powerful and practical primer for students. Informed by his experience in the public school system, Delaney takes a pragmatic and realistic approach that divides a complicated subject into manageable sub-topics. He grounds the debate at the classroom level: after all, that’s where the effects of high-level policy decisions ultimately play out.

Starting from the basics and progressing through to the deeper aspects of education policy, this text provides an excellent introduction to a subject that lies at the foundation of every education system. This second edition includes a new chapter on issues relating to policy implementation, as well as new discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

Topics include:

A beginner’s overview of education policy studies.
How values influence policy-making.
How education policy is developed, implemented, and evaluated.
The role of policy in education reform.
The future of education policy as schools adapt to changing societies.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Education Policy 1
1 An Overview of Education Policy 7
2 Values and Principles in Education Policy 13
3 Types of Education Policies 20
4 Policy Analysis 30
5 Policy Development 42
6 Policy Implementation 48
7 Policy Evaluation 58
8 Policy Dissemination 65
9 Policy and Regulations 68
10 The Role of Research in Policy Making 73
11 Issues and Concerns in Policy Development 79
12 Policy and Education Reform 90
13 A Research Study on Education Policy 95
14 The Future of Education Policy 99
15 Concluding Thoughts 104