EFOP 3011 - EDUCATION POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: STUDENTS, FAMILIES, EDUCATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS, PHD SEMINAR
This course is based on theoretical and empirical insights on continuity and change in education policy and its impacts. Economic, sociological, political and other theories provide a framework for understanding how key constituents - students, families, educators, administrators, policymakers and community members - act on or are influenced by education policies formulated and enacted at the local, state and federal levels. Students will employ a range of lenses to examine educational policy implementation including equity, productivity and efficiency, choice and international comparison. In doing so, the course attends to current issues and debates in education policy, such as: (a) What are the economic, educational and social consequences of providing universal access to early childhood education? (b) What policies and practices shape the training, recruitment and retention of teachers in the teacher labor force? (c) What influence do charter school policies and opportunities have on student learning outcomes? (d) How does federal and state higher education funding policy influence college access and success? (e) How do building level school discipline policies shape student and family relationships with their school? For doctoral degree students.
Eleanor R. Anderson