The Constraints of Policy: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Open Education Policy in Virginia | OE Global 2017
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"The study presented here is focused on analyzing the discourses of open education in existing policy to determine how open education is being conceived, discussed, and interpreted in policy circles. The policies analyzed are drawn from community colleges, universities, and state-level legislation dating from 2007-2016 in Virginia, USA. Through the specific analysis method of critical discourse analysis (CDA), the study reveals conservative and hegemonic ideologies that underlie open education policy, constraining the emancipatory and transformational potentials of open education."