Political Education: National Policy Comes of Agereviewed by Philip I. Kramer — 2004
The creation and implementation of public policy in America is
complex and involves individuals and organizations representing
many different constituencies (Sabatier, 1999). According to some
scholars (e.g., Kingdon, 1997), policy is influenced by the
interests of policy entrepreneurs who respond to the confluence of
problems, policy streams, and opportunities for solutions.
Christopher T. Cross devotes a considerable portion of Political
Education: National Policy Comes of Age to describe the
influence individuals and organizations have had on federal
educational policy since the end of World War II.
The book is interesting and informative. It provides an
excellent historical account of the constantly changing political
and educational landscape and how the different political and
educational environments have affected federal educational
policies. The book will prove useful to many students of federal
educational policy who are interested in the evolution and
expansion of federal education policy in the last 50 years.
Cross begins the book with an unfortunately brief and simple
“policy primer” intended to serve as a tutorial... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Political Education: National Policy Comes of AgeAuthor(s):
Christopher T. CrossPublisher:
Teachers College Press, New YorkISBN:
2004Search for book at Amazon.com
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- Philip Kramer
The University of Texas at El Paso
PHILIP I. KRAMER is an assistant professor at The University of Texas at El Paso. He has a joint appointment in the departments of educational leadership and teacher education. His research interests include assessment, accountability, policy, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and critical thinking. Dr. Kramer teaches graduate courses in research methodology and higher education.