Mandel Leadership Institute to Host "Policy and Practice" Forums with Professor David K. Cohen
NOVEMBER- The Mandel Leadership Institute will be hosting two forums with David K. Cohen, Professor of Education Policy and Education at The University of Michigan, USA.
In the first of the two forums, "Policy and Practice", which will be held on Thursday 22nd November, Professor Cohen will explore his ideas concerning the relationship between policymakers and Practice. To what extent is this relationship one of mutual dependency? Policymaker's legitimacy and political interests depend on the success of implementing policies in practice; whereas practitioners have their own incentives to execute policy, for it gives them
legitimate authority, offers valuable resources and failure could weaken the interests and position of the practitioner. After this initial presentation the ideas will be opened to discussion.
This presentation is based on Professor Cohen's article "Policy and Practice" in a new book The State of Education Policy Research, edited by Susan H.Fuhrman et. al. A copy of this article will be sent by email to those who RSVP indicating they will participate in the forum.
The second meeting, "Policy and Practice: The Crisis in Education in Israel" will take place on Wednesday 28th November. In this forum Professor Cohen will explore the idea of mutual dependency as a lens through which to view the current educational crisis in Israel, and consider its implications for the role of teachers in education policy. What might we need to attend to in order that both parties can best accommodate the concerns and capabilities of the other?
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Please RSVP Dr. Jen Glaser email@example.com
The State of Education Policy Research is a comprehensive, insightful evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of education policy research in the U.S. today. Editors Susan Fuhrman, David Cohen, and Fritz Mosher examine key issues facing policymakers and researchers including race, education equity, teacher quality, early education, privatization, and the politics of education policy. Collectively, the chapters present a complex mosaic of education policy research that integrates the views of policy experts from education, economics, and related disciplines. Important topics discussed in this influential new text include:
The State of Education Policy Research
Susan H. Fuhrman; David K. Cohen & Fritz Mosher (Eds)
Lawrence Erlbaum; 1 edition (April 13, 2007)
Politics of education—Covers research on key political groups including teachers’ unions, business roundtables, parent and/or religious advocates, as well as state and federal lawmakers.
Race—Discusses race as an issue as well as a non-issue and includes a discussion of the testing gap.
State policies— Provides an overview of state policies directed at improving teacher quality and discusses the reality of a teacher shortage.
National Trends—Analyzes current trends toward centralization and standardization and the growing influence of federal and state mandates.