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Download New Directions in Education Policy Implementation: Confronting Complexity epub

by Meredith I. Honig

Provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of contemporary research in education policy implementation.
Download New Directions in Education Policy Implementation: Confronting Complexity epub
ISBN: 0791468208
ISBN13: 978-0791468203
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Meredith I. Honig
Language: English
Publisher: SUNY Press (July 13, 2006)
Pages: 300 pages
ePUB size: 1402 kb
FB2 size: 1231 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 863
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This book was not very helpful to me. It was repetitive and oversimplified issues in education policy. I felt like it wasn't grounded in real-world practice but existed more in the realm of theory.
Anyone interested in policy implementation should read this book. This book should be the main text in every education policy class and required reading in some government agencies. The introductory chapter provides a concise and compelling review of what we know about how policies get implemented (and why sometimes they don't). The following chapters demonstrate the lessons highlighted in the first by delving deeply into one or two theoretical lenses for understanding policy implementation, while discussing a contemporary policy case. This structures helps the reader make sense of different theoretical lenses with the context of practice. My only complaint is about how the book is marketed: It is not a companion volumne to the Odden book, but after 15 years, a replacement.
This book is ridiculously expensive and is edited by someone who lacks experience working in schools. Her tone, wordiness, and distance from the concerns of practicing educators is evident in her own contributions and in the contributions of several of the scholars she invited to submit work. This book should be entitled "New Directions in Arrogance."
$90 for a 280 page book? That's outrageous. Having gone through undergrad, two graduate programs, and now a doctoral program I am so tired of paying exorbitant prices for books.
The editor has compiled a take on policy that is out of touch with the world of practice. This book is more of the same from a professor who should spend some real time as a practitioner.