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Designing Educational Policy as a Boundary Object: A Case of Vocational Education


Emad, GR, Designing Educational Policy as a Boundary Object: A Case of Vocational Education, Educational Policy in the Twenty-First Century, Nova Science Publishers, RM Caron (ed), USA, pp. 213-224. ISBN 9781621000327 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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There are great numbers of research on educational policy design and implementation for elementary and secondary education. Yet, little attention has been given specifically to post-secondary and vocational education. As there are contextual differences between these two domains most of the research findings are not transferable to the other field. The author suggests that using concepts derived from studies in the sociology of science may reduce the gap. Such analysis may contribute to the understanding of what conditions enable productive policymaking. This may lead to the development of an object that is understandable by and fulfills the requirements of both policy designers and end-users.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Policy design, Educational Policy, Vocational education, Qualitative research
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Emad, GR (Dr Reza Emad)
ID Code:115439
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2017-03-23
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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