This chapter examines how social network analysis can be used to study education policy networks-specifically, state support for the Common Core State Standards. Researchers built a comprehensive database of more than 2000 English/language arts standards resources on state educational agency websites. Social network analysis was used to visualize the network of organizations and state educational agencies sponsoring each of these resources to identify the most powerful organizations involved in determining the meaning of the Common Core State Standards for classroom instruction. A second study used discourse network analysis to analyze similarities and differences in the content of the materials. A final component used an institutional theory lens to examine the extent to which state attributes such as Common Core-adoption are related to having shared organizational ties.
|Title of host publication||Networks, Knowledge Brokers, and the Public Policymaking Process|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||29|
|State||Published - 3 Nov 2021|