Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams

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  • Source:
    Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, v13 n2 p6-24 Jun 2018. 20 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1186620
      International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: secretary@inased.org; Web site: http://inased.org/epasad/english/index.html
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1949-4289
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    • Abstract:
      With renewed calls for charter schools by Donald Trump's new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, a review of dominant policy theories and their usefulness in analysing policy decision making once again becomes relevant. This paper evaluates the policy case, of the adoption of Charter School Legislation in New York in the late 1990s, making use of Allison and Zelikow's (1999) example of evaluation of a policy case through multiple lenses. Through the meso-, micro- and macro-level perspectives of the Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Kingdon's Multiple Streams policy theories, we may be able to discern whether they accomplish their intended goal: To provide a perspective of the policy making process. Once the theories are described, they are each applied to Charter School Legislation of New York in 1998. Working through each lens, this paper describes the policy process, potential actors, and influencers with support of historical data, and draws conclusions about the usefulness of each theory for education policy. Ultimately, lack of transparency in the policy process make outside analysis assumption-laden and more subjective than an objective science. This paper calls for a more transparency at the decision-making level, and integration of more complex lenses into the policy sciences which may better inform education policy students and experts in the field.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      46
    • Physical Description:
      20
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2018
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1186620
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CATTANEO, K. H. Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, [s. l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 6–24, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Cattaneo KH. Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research. 2018;13(2):6-24. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Cattaneo, K. H. (2018). Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 13(2), 6–24. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cattaneo, Kelsey Hood. 2018. “Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams.” Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 13 (2): 6–24. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Cattaneo, K. H. (2018) ‘Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams’, Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 13(2), pp. 6–24. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 16 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cattaneo, KH 2018, ‘Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams’, Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 6–24, viewed 16 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Cattaneo, Kelsey Hood. “Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams.” Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, vol. 13, no. 2, June 2018, pp. 6–24. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cattaneo, Kelsey Hood. “Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams.” Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 13, no. 2 (June 1, 2018): 6–24. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cattaneo KH. Applying Policy Theories to Charter School Legislation in New York: Rational Actor Model, Stage Heuristics, and Multiple Streams. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research [Internet]. 2018 Jun 1 [cited 2019 Sep 16];13(2):6–24. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1186620&custid=s8280428