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ERIC Number: ED019727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 39
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSUES AND INFLUENTIALS--THE DECISIONAL PROCESS IN SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION.
WILEY, GLENN ELBERT
A STUDY WAS MADE OF A REPRESENTATIVE MIDWESTERN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DETERMINE SCHOOL LEADERS' AWARENESS OF (1) INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE INFLUENTIAL IN THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION AND (2) ACTIONS PERFORMED BY EACH INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUAL IN THE DECISIONAL PROCESS. THE RESEARCH PROCEDURE INCLUDES IDENTIFICATION AND RANK ORDERING OF PUBLIC LEADERS, GENERAL COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION LEADERS AS PERCEIVED BY SCHOOL LEADERS, HEADS OF VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS, AND PUBLIC LEADERS. THE DECISIONAL PROCESS IS DEFINED IN FIVE STAGES--INITIATION OF ACTION, POLICY DELIBERATION, ORGANIZING FOR POLICY SUPPORT, LEGITIMATION, AND IMPLEMENTATION. LEADER ELEMENTS ARE RELATED TO THE DECISIONAL PROCESS IN A MATRIX MODEL, COORDINATING THE FIVE STAGES WITH THREE DIMENSIONS OF POWER--POSITIVE POWER, VETO POWER, AND FILTER POWER. TEN FINDINGS OF THE STUDY GENERALLY CONFIRM THAT SCHOOL LEADERS AND HEADS OF VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE EQUALLY CAPABLE OF IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS MOST INFLUENTIAL IN BRINGING ABOUT SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION. RETENTION OF CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL RESOURCES WAS THE PRIME CONSIDERATION WHICH BROUGHT ABOUT THE INITIATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION. THIS MATERIAL WAS SUBMITTED AS A DISSERTATION TO THE ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, NORMAL, ILLINOIS, 1967. (JK)
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Identifiers: Illinois State University