Perspectives on enhancing educational policy processes

Cranston, Neil & Kimber, Megan (2010) Perspectives on enhancing educational policy processes. Leading & Managing, 16(2), pp. 16-29.

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In this article we examine some of the challenges in the educational policy process today. While acknowledging the inherent tensions in, and complexities of, the policy process, we suggest some ways that might help to better understand it. An evidence-based approach to policy making is offered for consideration. While such an approach is not new, we frame the approach around three lenses drawn from the work of Head (2008): these lenses are titled political, research, and technical. It is argued that consideration of the complexities and challenges at play across these three lenses in a context of contested policy terrain can result in better understanding of the policy process and lead to better policy conceptualisation, planning, and implementation.

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ID Code: 38938
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: education policy, policy planning
ISSN: 1329-4539
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ACEL.
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2010 01:07
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:21

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