Skip to main content
Article
Adding Soft-Skills to the Hard Target of Adequacy: The Case for Rearticulation Based on a Multifocal Analysis
2009 annual conference of South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research Columbia, SC
  • Robert C Knoeppel, Clemson University
  • Curtis A Brewer, Clemson University
  • Jane Clark Lindle, Clemson University
  • Patricia F First, Clemson University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Disciplines
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to expand the definition of adequacy by adding soft skills as a measure of school productivity. The singular focus on academic standards inherent in education policy has prevented scholars from seeing the concept of adequacy through myriad perspectives and has contributed to a resegregation of schools. Education policy includes legal, historical, and political perspectives; research inquiries must accommodate these multiple foci. This study made use of multifocal analysis to investigate the development of the concept of adequacy in South Carolina. Conclusions suggest an expanded definition of adequacy has potential for addressing school financing policy, but also for making historical, political and legal contributions to educational and economic policies aimed at repurposing schools.
Citation Information
Robert C Knoeppel, Curtis A Brewer, Jane Clark Lindle and Patricia F First. "Adding Soft-Skills to the Hard Target of Adequacy: The Case for Rearticulation Based on a Multifocal Analysis" 2009 annual conference of South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research Columbia, SC (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_lindle/22/