Educational Policy Reform and its Impact on Equity Work in Ontario: Global Challenges and Local Possibilities

Goli M. Rezai-Rashti

Abstract


In this article I discuss the effects of global policy discourses on the educational restructuring of the work of equity workers in Ontario, Canada. Research in two school boards with those directly involved in equity work revealed that the restructuring process had uneven and unexpected effects on the activities of equity workers. Using the critical policy analysis framework, the analysis moves into a discussion of the complexities of policy studies. I argue that the policies introduced at the government level are implemented and practiced on the basis of the historical specificities found at each local site. (Note 1)

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Policy Studies; Equity Workers; Ontario

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v11n51.2003

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