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The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy

Rosemary Papa (Editor) , Shadow W. J. Armfield (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-21841-8

May 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

608 pages

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Illuminates the multiple barriers that plague the education system and shows the way toward enlightened and inclusive educational policy and policymaking

This book showcases new scholarship in the broad field of education policy and governance. Authored by some of the field’s foremost scholars, as well as new and up-and-coming academics, this definitive handbook offers a range of cultural, economic, and political perspectives on the state of education policy today. It addresses historic, current, and future education policy—incorporating changing social landscapes of education, economy, and policy.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy covers the role of politics in education governance; the politics of philanthropy and for-profits; the culture and economy of professional organizations; the governance of technology integration; and future political realities to global citizenry. Themes and topics range not only across early childhood, K-12, and tertiary forms of schooling, but also across the policy questions and concerns that transcend these distinctions. Each chapter features key words, key questions, conclusions, and thought-provoking ideas that provoke readers to think about ways to improve the current conditions under which educational policy-makers work.

  • Provides a traditional understanding of educational policy
  • Shows how educational policy has changed due to the boom of private funding
  • Explores the changing demographics in education populations over the last 40 years
  • Discusses policies and the ethics of using and overseeing technology in teaching and learning environments
  • Looks at future trends from contemporary political origins
The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy is an important book that should be read by every administrator, policy maker, and educator working in the education system.

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Notes on Contributors ix

Foreword xxi
John M. Heffron

Part I The Policy of Education Governance 1

1 A Discursive Analysis of Neoliberal Policies and Practices in Education 3
Fenwick W. English and Rosemary Papa

2 The History of Educational Policy and Governance: Fundamental Questions About Citizens’ Rights, Roles, and Futures 29
Jane Clark Lindle

3 Dominant Trends in the Evolution of K‐12 Education Policy in the United States 51
Beverly J. Irby, Mario S. Torres, and Nahed Abdelrahman

4 Bridging the Research and Politics Gap to Set the Policy Agenda 73
David R. Garcia

5 The Continuing Evolution of School Choice in America 97
Mark Berends

6 The Training of School Leaders: The Standards Era 119
James E. Berry

7 Potential Impacts on the Future of Public and Private Education in a Global Economy 141
Arthur Shapiro

8 Leading the Way Out of Neoliberal Devastation: Luchar y vivir con dignidad (To Fight and to Live with Dignity): Mexican Teachers in Resistance 161
Marta Sánchez

9 Should Education be Considered a Commodity?: Global Privatization of Education 185
M. David Alexander

Part II American Politics and Citizenship 223

10 The Impact of Education Policies on Black Students’ School Functioning 225
Aletha M. Harven

11 Parents’ Social Justice Activism Shapes School Policy: An Ethnographic Perspective 245
Concha Delgado Gaitan

12 Contemporary Decolonolization: Dismantling Policy Barriers to Systemic Equity and Self‐determination 267
Hollie J. Mackey

13 Toward a New Democracy: Mexican Teachers of La CNTE in Resistance Constructing a Post‐neoliberal México 289
Marta Sánchez

14 Potential Legal Challenges in Educating Undocumented Immigrant Populations 307
James H. Young, III, Rebekah E. Young, and Thelma J. Roberson

Part III Democracy in Action: Values in School Policy 333

15 Opening Doors: Do Our Policies and Leadership Actions Reflect Our Stated Core Values? 335
Trudy T. Arriaga, Randall B. Lindsey, Delores B. Lindsey, and Raymond D. Terrell

16 Democracy in Action: Educational Organizing in the Neoliberal South 353
Catherine Marshall and Mark Johnson

17 Gun Violence and School Safety in American Schools 383
Daniel Eadens, Myron Labat, Rosemary Papa, Danielle Eadens, and Cherie Labat

18 Grade Retention: Precarious Public Policy? 407
Pamela Powell

19 Who Is Caring for Our Youngest Citizens?: Discouraging Realities and Implications For the Future Economy 429
Martha Muñoz, Nancy E. Barbour, and D. Reece Wilson

Part IV Trending Education Policy Through Technology and Data 457

20 Technology as a Focus of Education Policy 459
Neil Selwyn

21 Understanding Ethical Concerns Surrounding Big Data and Learning Analytics in Higher Education 479
Jenni Swenson and Ann Hill Duin

22 Modeling the Virtuous: Toward More Ethical Educational Technology Policies 513
Dawn M. Armfield and Shadow W. J. Armfield

23 Digital Lifelong‐Learning Literacy 531
Chih‐Hsiung Tu, Cherng‐Jyh Yen, Laura Sujo‐Montes, and Karen Sealander

24 A Matrix to Address Ethical Concerns in the Design, Application, and Documentation of Learning Analytics in Postsecondary Education 551
Jenni Swenson and Ann Hill Duin

Index 575