Commonly Offered: This course is very likely to be offered in the next one to three years.
This graduate-level seminar is an introduction to educational policy analysis. The course explores theoretical and conceptual approaches to policy analysis, key policy processes, and common reform or policy models. We investigate all of these with attention to current issues, policies, and their implementation and outcomes in American education for kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, we will turn a critical eye to the act of policy analysis itself, considering what it means to be a policy analyst and what kind of policy analysis students might engage in as part of their practice.