Policy Response Toolset
for equity and learning


  • Bagley, C. & Ward, S. (2013). Policy Response: A Critical Engagement. Retrieved 22nd August 2014 from http://www.schoolleadership.eu/portal/resource/policy-response-critical-engagement
  • Ball, S.J. (1993). What is Policy? Texts, Trajectories and Toolboxes. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 13, (2), pp. 10-17.
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  • Ball, S.J. (2012). Global Education Inc. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Braun, A., Maguire, M., Ball S. J (2010). Policy Enactments in the UK Secondary School: examining policy, practice and school positioning. Journal of Education Policy 25(4), pp. 547-560.
  • Ham, C. & Hill, M. (1993). The policy process in the modern capitalist state. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  • Hill, M. (1996). Social policy: a comparative analysis. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall.
  • Lupton, R. 2005. Social Justice and School Improvement: Improving the Quality of Schooling in the Poorest Neighbourhoods. British Educational Research Journal 31 (5), pp. 589???604.
  • Niesche, R. & Keddie, A. (2011). Foregrounding Issues of Equity and Diversity in Educational Leadership. School Leadership & Management: Formerly School Organisation, 31 (1), pp. 65???77.
  • Olssen, M., Codd, J. & O???Neill, A. (2004). Education policy: globalisation, citizenship and democracy. London: Sage.
  • Ranson, S. (1995). Theorising education policy. Journal of Education Policy, 10, (4), pp. 427-448.
  • Ward, S., Bagley, C., Woods, P., Lumby, J., Hamilton, T. & Roberts, A. (in press). What is ???policy??? and what is ???policy response???? An illustrative study of the implementation of the Leadership Standards for Social Justice in Scotland. Educational Management Administration and Leadership.

    Content development team
    This toolset has been prepared by the Durham University Team, Carl Bagley and Sophie Ward for the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL).
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