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Education and Public Policy (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Examines the major public policy issues in American education: equity, excellence and efficiency. Emphasizes theories and techniques of policy analysis, including implementation strategies, cost/benefit analysis, and evaluation. This course considers competing definitions of and orientations toward education policy and of specific stakeholder groups and historically tracing the development, implementation, and movement of policy in formal and informal education settings. Particular attention is paid to policy implementation and appropriation. Usually offered every spring.