Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementation

Editors: Lester, Jessica Nina, Lochmiller, Chad R., Gabriel, Rachael E. (Eds.)

  • Explores the growing interest in conceptualizing, theorizing, and actualizing the study of everyday and institutional interactional practices that are germane to the policy arena
  • Assists in providing both researchers with examples of how discourse and conversational analysis research can considered in relationship to education policy
  • Focuses on localized understanding of policies as elucidated by discourse
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This edited volume demonstrates some of the potential contributions of discourse analytic approaches to the study of education policy and its implementation within particular policy contexts. Contributing authors provide a range of perspectives, examining education policy using both micro-analytic traditions and more macro-analytic traditions. With examples of research focused on various stages of the policy process from agenda-setting and policy-making to implementation and media representations, this volume will appeal to scholars engaged in research at the intersection of education policy and discourse analysis, and to students with specific interests in education policy and qualitative research methods.

About the authors

Jessica Nina Lester is Assistant Professor of Inquiry Methodology in the School of Education at Indiana University, USA. Much of her research is positioned at the intersection of discourse studies and disability studies. She has published widely, most recently co-authoring a methods textbook and co-editing two handbooks on mental health and discourse/conversation analysis.
Chad R. Lochmiller is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education at Indiana University, USA. His current research focuses on education policy issues, particularly those related to school finance, human resource management, and leadership development.
Rachael E. Gabriel is Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Connecticut, USA. Gabriel’s research interests include teacher preparation, development and evaluation, and literacy instruction, interventions, and related policies. Her current projects investigate opportunities for adolescent literacy development, disciplinary literacy, and tools for teacher evaluation.

Reviews

“The editors and their contributors provide readers with a comprehensive set of discourse studies by not only examining issues of (in)justice, (in)equality, (in)equity, and the like via multiple discourse analyses, but also by helping us reframe the ways that we might all come to more precocious understandings of educational policies writ large.” (Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, USA)

“This book provides a critical assessment of some of the taken-for-granted beliefs pertinent in the field and unpacks the rhetoric and discourses that have underpinned educational policies. This is a ‘must read’ book for anyone in the field of education.” (Michelle O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester, UK)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementation

    Lester, Jessica Nina (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Education Policy Implementation Research: A Call for New Approaches

    Lochmiller, Chad R. (et al.)

    Pages 17-40

  • Language-Based Approaches to the Study of Education Policy

    Lester, Jessica Nina (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • From Subjectification to Subjectivity in Education Policy Research Relationships

    Burman, Erica

    Pages 65-87

  • Membership Categorization Analysis for Education Policy

    Paulsen, Justin

    Pages 89-112

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58983-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementation
Editors
  • Jessica Nina Lester
  • Chad R. Lochmiller
  • Rachael E. Gabriel
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58984-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58984-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58983-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 258
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