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dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-06T23:03:49Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-06T23:03:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-06T23:03:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-06T23:03:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Itkonen, Tiina. (2009) Stories of Hope and Decline: Interest Group Effectiveness in National Special Education Policy. Educational Policy. 23:1. 43-65. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Itkonen, Tiina. (2009) Stories of Hope and Decline: Interest Group Effectiveness in National Special Education Policy. Educational Policy. 23:1. 43-65. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1552-3896
dc.identifier.issn 1552-3896
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/788
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/788
dc.description.abstract This study analyzes parent and professional organizations’ effectiveness in national special education policy from 1975 to present. Of specific interest are the relationships among groups’ policy victories, how groups construct their political messages, and organizational characteristics. The research is significant in that it is one of the first major studies of education client groups that examine group effectiveness over several decades. Drawing from coded Congressional testimonies and elite interviews with policy makers and organizational leaders, the major findings indicate that problem definition--how groups frame their interests, portray students with disabilities, and narrate their policy stories—is a significant determinant of effectiveness over-riding group resources. The implications for policy formulation are discussed. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study analyzes parent and professional organizations’ effectiveness in national special education policy from 1975 to present. Of specific interest are the relationships among groups’ policy victories, how groups construct their political messages, and organizational characteristics. The research is significant in that it is one of the first major studies of education client groups that examine group effectiveness over several decades. Drawing from coded Congressional testimonies and elite interviews with policy makers and organizational leaders, the major findings indicate that problem definition--how groups frame their interests, portray students with disabilities, and narrate their policy stories—is a significant determinant of effectiveness over-riding group resources. The implications for policy formulation are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject interest groups en_US
dc.subject issue frames en_US
dc.subject pain en_US
dc.subject loss en_US
dc.subject students with disabilities en_US
dc.subject educational policy en_US
dc.subject interest groups en_US
dc.subject issue frames en_US
dc.subject pain en_US
dc.subject loss en_US
dc.subject students with disabilities en_US
dc.subject educational policy en_US
dc.title Stories of Hope and Decline: Interest Group Effectiveness in National Special Education Policy en_US
dc.title Stories of Hope and Decline: Interest Group Effectiveness in National Special Education Policy en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.contributor.csuciauthor Itkonen, Tiina en
dc.contributor.csuciauthor Itkonen, Tiina en


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