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policy

a complex term which can be summarised as an authoritative principle plan or guide for a course of action which embodies values. Policy can be understood as a product and as a process and need not be a text: unwritten policies are commonplace. In state education policies and policy influence can emanate from many sources the principal ones being at government levels - national and local - and at the level of institutional management.