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the context, text and effects approach to researching policy

Sandra Taylor(1) has argued that policy analysis can be undertaken through investigation of three inter-related avenues: (1)   Context. The context of any given education policy is always specific and particular. It is always also historically situated. Examining the context of … Continue reading

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policy as problematisation

Carol Bacchi argues that policy works by creating a problematisation of a social/cultural/political phenomenon and then providing a solution. She notes that the problematisation may not always be IN the policy text -this may just outline the solution and how it is … Continue reading

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