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Author: Frances C. Fowler
ISBN: 0136157270
Language: English
Pages: 432 pages
Category: Schools & Teaching
Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (March 18, 2008)
Rating: 4.3
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In these pages, Frances Fowler gives readers essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy.

Frances C. Fowler, Miami University of Ohio

Frances C. Fowler, Miami University of Ohio. Coverage not only addresses theory, analysis, development, and implementation of educational policy, but also explores the reasons for change in educational policy, ways to track its evolution, and techniques for influencing its ultimate destination.

Education and state - United States, Education - Political aspects - United States, School administrators - United States. Allyn & Bacon/Pearson. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Coverage not only addresses theory, analysis, development, and implementation of educational policy, but also explores the reasons for change in educational policy, the ways to track its evolution, and the techniques for influencing its ultimate destination.

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.

Frances Fowler worked as a classroom teacher in Tennessee for 15 years

In these pages, Frances Fowler gives readers essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy. 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.

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Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies MA Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University

Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies MA Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Dr Williams is also a non-resident senior adviser at the International Peace Institute in New York.

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. Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership.

Written by a leading name in the field of educational policy, the third edition of Policy Studies for Educational Leaders once again encourages future educational leaders to be proactive rather than reactive, and equips them with an understanding of educational policy and the important political theories upon which policy is based. Coverage not only addresses theory, analysis, development, and implementation of educational policy, but also explores the reasons for change in educational policy, the ways to track its evolution, and the techniques for influencing its ultimate destination.

The third edition of this comprehensive text has been updated to include the most recent educational policy current events and research. Chapter 12 now includes a lengthy discussion of the No Child Left Behind Act while Chapter 3 now includes new economic information that takes into account the expected downturn of the business cycle and the impact of the war in Iraq. The book also contains new research on implementers as learners as well as research on the challenges of scaling programs up from one or from a few sites to many.

Other mainstay features of this text include end-of-chapter learning and review exercises; two appendices of URLs that aid students in locating policy information online; a new emphasis on policy on the state level; and a glossary that helps students understand the nomenclature of the of the educational policy field.
Comments (7)
AGAD
I bought this thinking that it was a cheaper version of Policy Studies for Educational Leaders: An Introduction (4th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership). After all, it says "4th edition." It is the 4th edition of the "Pearson Limited Edition International" version, which equates to the 3rd edition of the "regular" US version. There are very substantive differences. The content is completely re-organized so the chapters don't line up at all. There is also a note on the back cover saying the book should not be for sale in the US despite the fact that I bought it here via Amazon. I wound up buying the much more expensive US version.

In terms of the actual content of the book, it's fine so far. That's not the purpose of this review. I just want to make sure people know what they're getting and prevent them from making the same mistake I did.
Eng.Men
Used it for class, it was an easy read and good alternative to the updated version. They were pretty much the same thing, and my professor was really nice about letting us know to buy this one instead of the other one.
Naril
This was a required book for a class on educational policy analysis. I enjoyed it much more than I expected to, the history and explanations really helped make sense of so many of the policies I've experienced over my years in public education.
Gholbirdred
Policy Studies for Educational Leaders: An Introduction (3rd Edition)

I first learned of Fowler's work in an doctoral course in Educational policy analysis and saw it there as a vital resourse for the work. As an educational administrator, this book has also helped me to understand not only the various polices which we encounter from state and accrediting agencies, but also to have a clearer grasp of our own internal policies and the strengths and weaknesses of their composition.
This is a must have for anyone who is serious about educational reform or administration.
Lavivan
It is very well organised and written. Very straight forward information that really gets into specifics when it comes to how to lobby government and establish relationships with those who have influence over educational policy.
Forey
Thorough and comprehensive introductory text for educational leaders. Especially tailored to those working within the K-12 system with aspirations to be school superintendents or other high-level administrators. Offers many practical suggestions and showcases a range of viewpoints.
Whitegrove
I was not looking forward to reading a book about dry policy, but I must say this book is actually enjoyable. The author uses stories to get the point across and does an excellent job inserting controversial belief systems into the dialog. This book was a pleasant surprise.
Not the complete version of the printed book.