Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementation

  • Jessica Nina Lester
  • Chad R. Lochmiller
  • Rachael E. Gabriel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jessica Nina Lester, Chad R. Lochmiller, Rachael E. Gabriel
    Pages 1-16
  3. Chad R. Lochmiller, Samantha L. Hedges
    Pages 17-40
  4. Jessica Nina Lester, Francesca A. White, Chad R. Lochmiller
    Pages 41-64
  5. Ryan Evely Gildersleeve, Katie Kleinhesselink
    Pages 113-132
  6. Jasmine Ulmer, Sarah Lenhoff
    Pages 175-195
  7. Chad R. Lochmiller, Jessica Nina Lester
    Pages 241-252
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


This edited volume demonstrates some of the potential contributions of discourse analytic approaches to the study of education policy and its implementation within particular policy contexts. Contributing authors provide a range of perspectives, examining education policy using both micro-analytic traditions and more macro-analytic traditions. With examples of research focused on various stages of the policy process from agenda-setting and policy-making to implementation and media representations, this volume will appeal to scholars engaged in research at the intersection of education policy and discourse analysis, and to students with specific interests in education policy and qualitative research methods.


teachers and administrators sensemaking micro-analytic traditions conversation analysis discursive psychology rhetorical analysis poststructural discourse analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Nina Lester
    • 1
  • Chad R. Lochmiller
    • 2
  • Rachael E. Gabriel
    • 3
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomington, INUSA
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityBloomington, INUSA
  3. 3.University of ConnecticutStorrs, CTUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58983-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58984-8
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