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State Governance of Education

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Date Issued:
1983
Abstract/Description:
The authors report on major trends and emerging issues in state education policy-making. Two parts cover, first, the history, status, and future of educational governance and, second, the alternatives open to state leaders in structuring and using education commissions. In accounting for trends in educational governance, the authors consider such influences as teacher recruitment, the impact of technology, the needs of special students, and changing administrative practices. The governing structures of elementary/secondary education are classified in four models, emphasizing the differing roles of governors, legislatures, state school officers, and boards and departments of education. The present structures and issues in state governance of higher education are also identified. The second section reports the findings of two studies conducted by the Educational Governance Center. In the first study, interviews with participants in seven states from nine educational commissions provided information on the selection of commission members, their specific duties, the logistics of their meetings, the political climates, the specifying of goals, and comparative commission structures. Another study on the influences on legislative voting analyzed votes on school finance reform to discover legislators' priorities in votes on educational funding.
Title: State Governance of Education: 1983.
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Name(s): Burns, Donald W., author
Palaich, Robert M., author
McGuiness, Aims C., author
Flakus-Mosqueda, Patrcia, author
Education Commission of the States, sponsoring body
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Education Commission of the States
Place of Publication: Denver, Colorado
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The authors report on major trends and emerging issues in state education policy-making. Two parts cover, first, the history, status, and future of educational governance and, second, the alternatives open to state leaders in structuring and using education commissions. In accounting for trends in educational governance, the authors consider such influences as teacher recruitment, the impact of technology, the needs of special students, and changing administrative practices. The governing structures of elementary/secondary education are classified in four models, emphasizing the differing roles of governors, legislatures, state school officers, and boards and departments of education. The present structures and issues in state governance of higher education are also identified. The second section reports the findings of two studies conducted by the Educational Governance Center. In the first study, interviews with participants in seven states from nine educational commissions provided information on the selection of commission members, their specific duties, the logistics of their meetings, the political climates, the specifying of goals, and comparative commission structures. Another study on the influences on legislative voting analyzed votes on school finance reform to discover legislators' priorities in votes on educational funding.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ecs-0001 (IID)
Note: "Report No. EG-83-1"
"May 1983"
The publication of this booklet was supported by funds from the Education Commission of the States and the Spencer Foundation. Additional information about this report can be obtained by contacting ECS: 700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442Phone: 303.299.3600
Keywords: Educational Policy, Governance, Policy Formation, Politics, State Government, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
Subject(s): Education
Education -- Research
Educational evaluation
Education and state
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ecs-0001
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Education Commission of the States.