Public Policy and Higher Education
Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and Success
Published September 14th 2012 by Routledge – 348 pages
Amid changing economic and social contexts, radical changes have occurred in public higher education policies over the past three decades. Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect students’ access and success in college. Rather than arguing for a single approach, the authors examine how policymakers and higher education administrators can work to inform and influence change within systems of higher education using research-based evidence along with consideration of political and historical values and beliefs.
This textbook is an invaluable resource for graduate students, administrators, policymakers, and researchers who seek to learn more about the crucial contexts underlying policy decisions and college access.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part I The National Policy Discourse
Chapter 2 Political Ideologies and Policy Matters
Chapter 3 Policy Frames and Market Forces
Chapter 4 High School Preparation
Chapter 5 College Access
Chapter 6 Degree Attainment
Part II Cases Studies
Chapter 7 The Old Liberal Model: The California Case
Chapter 8 The Market Model: The Minnesota Case
Chapter 9 Merit Aid: The Florida Case
Chapter 10 Comprehensive Strategy: The Indiana Case
Chapter 11 Unfettered Neoliberalism: The Michigan Case
Chapter 12 The New Progressive South: The North Carolina Case
Part III Reframing Strategies
Chapter 13 Reframing Policy Decisions
Chapter 14 Reframing the Social Good
Edward P. St. John is Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Michigan, USA.
Nathan Daun-Barnett is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA.
Karen M. Moronski-Chapman is a doctoral candidate in the Center for the Study of Higher & Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, USA.