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In this reaction to the Mitchell and Boyd article, comments are restricted to three areas. First, the importance of utilization of knowledge in the field of educational policy and politics is reiterated, and reinforcing observations are presented to points made in the article regarding the...
Meetings are common occurrences in schools, but to date, minimal analytic research has focused on them This article reports on a case study of faculty meetings in a public elementary school. Three theoretical heuristics are used to examine how the faculty functioned as a task-performing work...
Since 1993, he Vlerick School of Management at the University of Ghent (Belgium) has developed and tested the concept of a school-based management contest that facilitates individual and organizational learning in schools. The management contest introduces a comprehensive approach of the...
Based on hierarchical regression analysis of National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) data, achievement effects of traditional and restructuring characteristics and practices are examined across lines of school urbanicity. Although some positive effects are linked to restructuring...
A division of intellectual labor exists between those who are directly involved in policy intervention and those who conceptualize the nature of societal problems. In this commentary, it is argued that the two roles can be complementary. From this synthesized perspective, it is observed that the...
During the 1980s and 1990s, market theories and the idea of giving choice to users of services have come to have a powerful influence on public sector policy. his has profoundly influenced educational policy in Britain and many other countries, including the United States, where there are...
Charter schools are publicly funded schools of choice operating free of state regulation and independent of local school districts. Twenty-nine states have enacted laws establishing charter schools since 1991. Nationwide, an estimated 700 charter schools have opened their doors and hundreds more...
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