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Story-telling and policy making : the construction of university entrance problems in Australia

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posted on 1994-01-01, 00:00 authored by Trevor Gale
This paper is a study of the politics of policy making within the context of Australian university entrance policy. It argues that policy making is more concerned with the social construction of policy problems than with their resolution and that in this respect the problem-solving image of policy making is flawed. Additionally, the paper explores the ways in which policy problems are constructed and how competing stories are resolved within policy making. The paper concludes that in this case such stories of university entrance were absorbed within the government's agenda for reform through the use of participative processes restricted to the consideration of best solutions rather than particular problems.

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Journal

Journal of education policy

Volume

9

Issue

3

Pagination

227 - 232

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Oxon, England

ISSN

0268-0939

eISSN

1464-5106

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1994, Taylor & Francis

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