Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Susan Hoffmann
Dr. John A. Clark
Dr. Eileen W. Buckley
Masters Thesis-Open Access
My research will entail studying the political policy making process m reference to the education policy, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The purpose of this Masters thesis is to take a more in-depth look of how the policy process functions, the steps used in the policy process, and if the steps are a valid process.
This study will look at the early. theories of the policy process. I am going to look at the classic works done by J. Leiper Freeman, Randall B. Ripley and Grace A. Franklin, and Theodore J. Lowi and their views on subgovemments. I will also consider the work of Garry D. Brewer, James E. Anderson and B. Guy Peters and their views on analyzing the policy process as a series of steps. This will be an empirical study; within this study their will be a literature review, an analysis of NCLB using each of the steps in the policy process, and lastly a look to where NCLB will go in the future after the reauthorization begins in 2007.
Beedie, "No Child Left Behind: The Process Behind the Policy" (2007). Master's Theses. 5030.