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Prudence L. Carter

Professor of Education, Stanford University

Carter will examine belief systems that shape educational policy‐making. Using the results of a multi-method qualitative study, she will investigate how student success is framed in public discourse by the mainstream media and how policymakers use research to shape policies designed to enhance student and school success. Carter will also examine how policymakers’ social backgrounds relate to their educational policy decision‐making. She will present her findings in a series of journal articles and a book manuscript.


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