Springer International Handbooks of Education

International Handbook of Educational Policy

Editors: Bascia, N., Cumming, A., Datnow, A., Leithwood, K., Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

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Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood and David Livingstone This Handbook presents contemporary and emergent trends in educational policy research, in over ?fty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers from a number of countries. It is organized into ?ve broad sections which capture many of the current dominant educational policy foci and at the same time situate current understandings historically, in terms of both how they are conceptualized and in terms of past policy practice. The chapters themselves are empirically grounded, providing illustrations of the conceptual implications c- tained within them as well as allowing for comparisons across them. The se- re?exivity within chapters with respect to jurisdictional particularities and c- trasts allows readers to consider not only a range of approaches to policy analysis but also the ways in which policies and policy ideas play out in di?erent times and places. The sections move from a focus on prevailing policy tendencies through increasingly critical and ‘‘outsider’’ perspectives on policy. They address, in turn, the contemporary strategic emphasis on large-scale reform; substantive emphases at several levels – on leadership and governance, improving teacher quality and conceptualizing learning in various domains around the notion of literacies and concluding, ?nally, with a contrasting topic, workplace learning, which has had less policy attention and thus allows readers to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of learning and teaching under the bright gaze of policy.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Globalization and Educational Change: New Policy Worlds

    Karen Mundy

    Pages 3-17

  • Marketization in Education: Looking Back to Move Forward with a Stronger Critique

    Amy Stuart Wells, Jennifer Jellison Holme

    Pages 19-51

  • Multicultural Education in the United States and Canada: The Importance of National Policies

    Reva Joshee, Lauri Johnson

    Pages 53-74

  • The Implications of Policy Decisions on Practices in Early Childhood Education

    Barbara A. Wasik, Annemarie H. Hindman

    Pages 115-132

  • Informed Consent? Issues in Implementing and Sustaining Government-Driven Educational Change

    Louise Stoll, Gordon Stobart

    Pages 153-172

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Educational Policy
Editors
  • Nina Bascia
  • Alister Cumming
  • Amanda Datnow
  • Kenneth Leithwood
  • David Livingstone
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3201-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3201-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3189-2
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 645
Topics