Education Policy and Politics
Educational policy at the state and national levels emphasizing political theory, normative and empirical dimensions, and political factors that shape the policy process, legislation, and practice.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall Contact Department
Course Outcomes: 

Policy process

Understand the practical and political dimensions of the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of education policy.

Policy underpinnings

Understand the philosophical, political, and ethical underpinnings of education policy.

Normative evaluation

Understand the conceptual and practical issues in the normative evaluation of education policy.

Empirical data

Understand how normative issues and empirical data are integrated in the policy decision-making process.

Policy analysis

Apply normative principles in the analysis of specific policies in education.