This study examined the enactment of a high school district's college-going mission. Treating mission enactment as a case of policy implementation, this study used the lens of complexity theory to understand how system actors and contexts influenced variation and adaptation. Data collection methods included observations, interviews, focus groups, and surveys of various system actors including district staff, principals, counselors, teachers, and students. This study used a mixed methods analytic inductive technique and Social Network Analysis to describe the mission's implementation.
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- Education Policy
- Complexity Theory
- district support
- Mixed Methods
- Policy Implementation
- Social Network Analysis
- School districts--United States--Administration.
- School districts
- Education, Secondary--Aims and objectives--United States.
- College preparation programs--United States--Management.
- College preparation programs
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-247)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Educational leadership and policy studies