Explorando el uso de las herramientas teóricas de Stephen J. Ball en el estudio de las políticas educativas en América latina

Translated title of the contribution: Exploring the use of Stephen J. Ball’s theoretical tools for the analysis of education policies in latin America

Jason Beech, Analía Inés Meo

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Abstract

In this introductory essay to the special issue on the use of S.J. Ball’s theories in Latin America we explore how Ball’s theoretical concerns and empirical research contributes to visualize, map and problematize some aspects that have been marginalized in most research on education policies in the region. Ball’s contributions are grouped into two main areas. First, the analysis of the participation of new actors in education policy, including businesses and philanthropic organizations; which implies a redefinition of the state and the government of education. The second area we highlight is his work on the policy cycle and his theory of enactment. Ball questions the concept of “implementation” and linear views on the relations between “policy” and “practice.” In contrast, he proposes conceptual approaches that contribute to open the black box of educational policies, exploring how they define possible frameworks for action, but at the same time, leave margins for interpretations and actions of individuals acting in different contexts

Translated title of the contributionExploring the use of Stephen J. Ball’s theoretical tools for the analysis of education policies in latin America
Original languageSpanish
Article number23
Number of pages19
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Education policy
  • Latin America
  • Policy cycle
  • Policy networks
  • Stephen J. Ball

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