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EDPD 8040 Governance and Politics of Education: Welcome & Course Readings

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EDPD 8040 Course Readings

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Akpan, B. B. (2010). Innovations in science and technology education through science teacher associations. Science Education International, 21(2), 67-79. 

Arar, K., Abramovitz, R., Daod, S., Awad, Y., & Khalil, M. (2016). Teachers' perceptions of school principals' leadership styles and parental involvement - the case of the arab education system in israel. International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning, 11(2), 132-144. doi:

Arredondo, P., & Castillo, L. G.(2011).Latina/o student achievement: A collaborative mission of professional associations of higher education. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 10(1), 6-17. 

Ball, S. J., & Exley, S. (2010). Making policy with "good ideas": Policy networks and the "intellectuals" of New Labour. Journal of Education Policy, 25(2), 151-169. 

Björk, L. G., & Browne-Ferrigno, T. (2016). Parent-school involvement in Nordic countries: A crossnational comparison. International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning, 11(2), 103-117. doi: 

Blume, H. (2013, Apr 15). Diverse donors unite for school changes; big givers to L.A. coalition included republicans, liberals and corporate execs. Los Angeles Times. 

Cambridge, J. (2015). What is education for? the views of great thinkers and their relevance today. The International Schools Journal, 35(1), 98-103.

Casto, H. G., & Sipple, J. W. (2011). Who and what influences school leaders' decisions: An institutional analysis of the implementation of universal prekindergarten. Educational Policy, 25(1), 134-166. 

Chapman, C., & Muijs, D. (2013). Collaborative school turnaround: A study of the impact of school federations on student outcomes. Leadership & Policy in Schools, 12(3), 200-226.

Dimartino, C. (2014). Navigating public-private partnerships: Introducing the continuum of control. American Journal of Education, 120(2), 257-282. 

Donaldson, M. L., & Center for American, P. (2011). Principals' Approaches to Developing Teacher Quality: Constraints and Opportunities in Hiring, Assigning, Evaluating, and Developing Teachers. Center for American Progress. 

Eddy, P. L. (2010). Overview. ASHE Higher Education Report, 36(2), 1-15. 

Garda, R. (2011). The politics of education reform: Lessons from New Orleans. Journal of Law & Education, 40(1), 57-103.

Goldstein, R. A. (2011). Imaging the frame: Media representations of teachers, their unions, NCLB, and education reform. Educational Policy, 25(4), 543-576. 

Goodwin, M. (2015). Schools Policy, Governance and Politics under New Labour. PoliticalStudies Review, 13(4), 534-545.doi:10.1111/1478-9302.12054

Grek, S. (2010, November 3). International organisations and the shared construction of policy 'problems': Problematisation and change in education governance in Europe. European Educational Research Journal, 9(3), 396-406. 

ICYMI: Thompson's education equality bill praised during legislative hearing on elementary & secondary education reform. (2012). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

McDonald, L. (2014). Think tanks and the media: How the conservative movement gained entry into the education policy arena. Educational Policy, 28(6), 845-880. 

McGrath, M. (2015). The Changing Nature of School Governance. National Civic Review, 104(1), 52-57. doi:10.1002/ncr.21224 Not available in the library

Moses, M. S. (2009). By the people, for the people: Interrogating the education-policy-by-ballot-initiative phenomenon. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 177-186. 

Peck, J. (2015). (Neo) Liberalism, popular media, and the political struggle for the future of US public education. European Journal of Communication, 1-17. 

Picower, B. (2013, February). Education should be free! Occupy the DOE!: teacher activists involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Critical Studies in Education, 54(1), 44-56. 

Popkewitz, T. S. (2009). Curriculum study, curriculum history, and curriculum theory: The reason of reason. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 41(3), 301–319.

Post, M. C. (2012). Managing Change, Implementing Promise. Reading Today, 30(3), 4.

Ranson, S. (2012). Schools and civil society: corporate or community governance. Critical Studies in Education, 53(1), 29-45. 

Sparks, S. D. (2010). Think tank critics plant a stake in policy world. Education Week, 30(5), 1-15. 

Srivastava, P., & Oh, S. (2010). Private foundations, philanthropy, and partnership in education and development: Mapping the terrain. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(5), 460-471. 

Tandberg, D. (2010). Interest groups and governmental institutions: The politics of state funding of public higher education. Educational Policy, 24(5), 735-778. 

Tandberg, D. A. (2013). The conditioning role of state higher education governance structures. Journal of Higher Education, 84(4), 506-543. 

Vidovich, L., & Currie, J. (2011). Governance and trust in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 36(1), 43-56. 

Wilkins, R. (2010). The global context of local school leadership. In M. Coates (Ed.), Future schools: Shaping a new educational landscape: Exploring possibilities for education in the 21st century (pp. 85–94). New York, NY: Continuum International. 

Yettick, J. (2015, April). One small droplet: News media coverage of peer-reviewd and university-based education research and academic expertise. Educational Researcher, 44(3), 173-184. 

Other Readings

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