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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Young, Michelle D.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Reynolds, Amy Luelle – Educational Policy, 2019
Few scholars have engaged in close examinations of state boards of education (SBOEs), their make-up, or the broader implications of their influence over time. SBOE membership, authority, and impact differ significantly across the 50 states. This article reports findings from an exploratory study of three SBOEs and their role as policy actors.…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Role, Power Structure, Educational Policy
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Carpenter, Bradley W. – Educational Policy, 2019
Using a critical policy analysis framework, this article examines the discursive foundation of the most recent era of educational reform. The purpose of this article is to provide educational practitioners and scholars with a better understanding of how neoliberal and globalized discourse may codetermine what practitioners--the readers and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Koyama, Jill; Chang, Ethan – Educational Policy, 2019
Despite the central role schools have played in the resettlement of refugees, we know little about how principals, teachers, parents, and staff at community-based organizations interpret and negotiate national immigration policy and state education policies. Combing critical discourse analysis (CDA) and actor-network theory (ANT), we capture how…
Descriptors: Refugees, School Role, Immigration, State Policy
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Diem, Sarah; Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Edwards, Wesley; Haynes, Madeline; Epstein, Eliza – Educational Policy, 2019
Gentrification and the displacement of low-income residents of color from neighborhoods where they have long resided has accelerated over the last 20 years. In some cities, this process has begun to impact school demographics. Although research shows that school districts experiencing gentrification are responding in ways that fuel segregation and…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Social Status, Minority Groups, Neighborhoods
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Oliva, Nereida; Alemán, Enrique, Jr. – Educational Policy, 2019
This article presents findings from a qualitative research study conducted with and for Latina mother leaders. Using a "muxerista" (womanist) framework, we demonstrate how Latina mother leaders articulate forms of leadership to advocate for their children and utilize leadership strategies in the development of educational policy such as…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Leadership Qualities, Advocacy
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Sampson, Carrie – Educational Policy, 2019
States' increasing involvement in educational policy making can play a significant role in how school districts provide equitable educational opportunities. Guided by critical policy analysis, the purpose of this article is to examine state-level policy pertaining to English learners (ELs) from district-level perspectives. Based on interview and…
Descriptors: State Policy, English Language Learners, Educational Policy, School Districts
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Duarte, Bryan J.; Brewer, Curtis A. – Educational Policy, 2019
This article contributes to the practice of critical policy analysis by using de Certeau's concept of "consumption" to analyze how writing teachers resist policies that work to systemize and commodify student writing. Through narratives, we represent the ways teachers tactically and strategically sidestepped the mandated curriculum in an…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Resistance (Psychology), Educational Policy, Writing Instruction
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Winton, Sue – Educational Policy, 2019
In this article, I report findings from an investigation into the politics and coordination of school fundraising in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Theoretically grounded in institutional ethnography and critical policy analysis, the study began from the standpoint of parents asked to give money to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Educational Policy, 2019
In this article, I consider the limitations of school integration research that overlooks Black research perspectives, White policy interests, and the paradox of race in the New Jim Crow--America's system of racial caste in the post-Civil Rights Era. Applying critical race theory as critical policy analysis, I discuss the importance of theorizing…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, African Americans
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Olaskoaga-Larrauri, Jon; González-Laskibar, Xabier; Díaz-De-Basurto-Uraga, Pablo – Educational Policy, 2019
The reform of higher education institutions is no longer confined to the theoretical domain. This article describes some of the organizational developments that have occurred in Spanish public universities over the past decade. It does so from the perspective of the academics who staff universities, considering their perceptions on the nature and…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, State Universities
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Curran, F. Chris – Educational Policy, 2019
Reform of school zero tolerance discipline policies is complicated by a lack of systematic evidence on the prevalence and characteristics of such policies. Through document analysis, this study compares explicit zero tolerance laws/policies and mandatory expulsion laws/policies across the domains of federal law, state law, district policy, and…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, School Districts, Governance, Incidence
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Ishimaru, Ann M. – Educational Policy, 2019
Policy makers have long seen parents and families as key levers for improving U.S. student outcomes and success, and new cross-sector collaborative policy and initiatives provide a promising context for innovations in efforts to engage nondominant families in educational equity reform. Drawing on a lens of equitable collaboration, this study…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Capacity Building, Parent Participation
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Nelson, Steven L.; Waltz, Shawn J. – Educational Policy, 2019
Policymakers and practitioners are increasingly guiding K-12 students into dual enrollment programs. Dual enrollment programs have aided in improving the academic, occupational, and social trajectories of minoritized students although the gains of minoritized students in dual enrollment programs often trail the gains of White students in dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Court Litigation, Equal Education, Legal Problems
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