328 pages | 90 B/W Illus.
Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze 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. Raising new questions and examining recent developments, this updated edition 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.
"Public Policy and Higher Education puts into proper context the current public discourse impacting higher education policy. The state cases presented eloquently unpack the role of the various political ideologies in shaping the policy landscape. This masterful second edition is a must-read for those serious about addressing equity issues from a social justice framework."
—Christopher B. Newman, Associate Professor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, USA
Praise for the First Edition "This important book breaks new theoretical ground in a timely, meaningful, and rigorously applied manner. No other book provides such a clear comparison of state policy and market models"
—Joseph B. Berger, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement in the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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 College Preparation
Chapter 5 Access to Higher Education
Chapter 6 College Success and Degree Completion
Epilogue I Federal Update
Part II Cases Studies
Chapter 7 The Old Liberal Model: The California Case
Chapter 8 The Market Model: The Minnesota Case
Chapter 9 Comprehensive Strategy: The Indiana Case
Chapter 10 Unfettered Neoliberalism: The Michigan Case
Chapter 11 The New Progressive South: The North Carolina Case
Epilogue II State Cases
Part III Policy Studies in Higher Education
Chapter 12 Policy Frames
Chapter 13 Policy Research
Chapter 14 Globalizing Contexts
Core Concepts in Higher Education is a textbook series for the education of new professionals, covering the core areas of study in the field of higher education and student affairs. This timely and dependable series provides the necessary tools to ensure practice is informed by theory and research. The books in this series invite students to think critically about the field to discover what has been left out and what needs to be learned, and also provides frameworks and constructs for addressing challenges facing higher education. The Core Concepts in Higher Education series moves thought, action, and scholarship forward by valuing, reconstructing, and building on the foundations of the field. Through a rich combination of research, theory, and practice, this series aims to move the field into a new generation of scholarship to better prepare students for authentic leadership of our colleges, universities, and academic communities.