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The Role of State Policy in Ensuring Access, Achievement, and Attainment in Education

American Behavioral Scientist, 1 December 2017, Vol.61(14), pp.1731-1739 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The Role of State Policy in Ensuring Access, Achievement, and Attainment in Education
  • Author: Ward, J.D. ; Tierney, W.G.
  • Found In: American Behavioral Scientist, 1 December 2017, Vol.61(14), pp.1731-1739 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Equity ; Higher Education ; State Policy
  • Rights: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
  • Description: This volume focuses on the importance of state policy for ensuring equity in postsecondary access, achievement, and attainment. America has a federalist system of education that gives states significant autonomy in their governance of schools, colleges, and universities. This system has created significant variation across states; variation that provides opportunities for state governments to learn from one another. This volume underscores the importance of context and uses differentiation across state lines to highlight the roles internal and external factors play in policy development and issues pertaining to postsecondary access, achievement, and attainment. This collection of papers includes a diverse set of theoretical and methodological approaches to address a range of topics that makes clear the scope and importance of a multitude of state policies. This volume will serve as a source of new information regarding state policies that will be useful for policymakers and researchers alike. It is also suggests important new avenues for research that focus on theoretical and methodological considerations as well as topical areas including funding, accountability, transparency, and policy framing.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 00027642 ; E-ISSN: 15523381 ; DOI: 10.1177/0002764217744820

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