Submitted by: Amy Scott Metcalfe
Existing theories and methodologies for education policy analysis are being challenged to account for increasing global complexity. Post-structural policy analysis has particular salience in complex times as it “deconstructs” and “reframes” policy messages to question the “body-politic” involved in educational reforms, asking how policy affects individuals and society. A two-day SSHRC Connection workshop titled “Education Policy Analysis for a Complex World: The Possibilities of Post-Structural Policy Analysis” will be hosted at UBC in April, 2014. Thirteen invited scholars will present original papers for discussion and later publication. A public forum will foster engagement with the local policy community.