Policies and guidelines

Last Updated On August 20, 2018
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Brief Description

Content around policies, laws, acts, guidelines affecting schools and their functioning.Could include ideas on policy reforms, new guidelines and regulations, actors working for reform in school policies, critical views of existing policies and guidelines, rules and regulations informing the work of schools and other organizations that schools formally and regulatively interact with.

Rationale for inclusion in the Taxonomy

Policies, guidelines, acts, rules and regulations are regulatory aspects that govern how schools work. These are essential knowledge for all leaders and administrators to understand and to practice within their organizations. Educational leadership also sees policy work as reformative – i.e. policy changes has the capacity to bring about changes in the way that schools can be led and managed. Hence knowledge about concepts as well as interventions around policy are important areas within educational leadership.


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