Policy Studies for Educational Leaders: An Introduction

Hardcover | March 14, 2012

byFrances C. Fowler

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In this Fourth Edition of renowned authority Frances Fowler’s Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, future educational leaders and actual K-12 administrators get a solid, comprehensive grounding in education policy and the policy process and the important political theories upon which it is based. Included is essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy and an incisive look at the history of educational policy.

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In this Fourth Edition of renowned authority Frances Fowler’s Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, future educational leaders and actual K-12 administrators get a solid, comprehensive grounding in education policy and the policy process and the important political theories upon which it is based. Included is essential background inf...

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From a leader in the field, this new edition provides future educational leaders with a firm understanding of educational policy and the important political theories upon which it is based.   In these pages, Frances Fowler gives readers essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roo...

Frances Fowler worked as a classroom teacher in Tennessee for 15 years. During that time she was active in both her union and her school district and was also involved in state and local politics. Eventually, she became so interested in politics and policy that she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where sh...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6.3 × 1 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013267811X

ISBN - 13:9780132678117

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Table of Contents

Preface  


PART ONE: THE BACKGROUND OF EDUCATION POLICY


Chapter 1: Policy–What It Is and Where It Comes From                                       

 

Chapter 2 Power and Education Policy                                                                       


Chapter 3 The Economy and Demographics                                                               


Chapter 4 The Political System and Political Culture

                                           

Chapter 5:   Values and Ideology                                                                                      


PART TWO: POLICY ACTORS AND THE POLICY PROCESS

 

Chapter 6:   The Major Education Policy Actors                                                          


Chapter 7 Setting the Stage and Getting on It: Issue Definition and Agenda Setting    


Chapter 8 Getting the Words and the Money: Policy Formulation and Policy Adoption       


Chapter 9 Looking at Policies: Policy Instruments and Cost Effectiveness       

  

Chapter 10:   Policy Implementation: Getting People to Carry Out a Policy         


Chapter 11:   Policy Evaluation: Determining If the Policy Works                           

  

Chapter 12 Education Policy in the United States: Retrospective and Prospective        


Glossary

                                                                                                         

Appendix


Useful Web Sites for Following Education Policy   

         

How to Locate Government Web Sites for Specific States

References             
                                                                                          

Name Index  

                                                                                                   

Subject Index