ERIC Number: ED039287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
Some Implications of Research on Decentralized Control of Education.
Brown, Roscoe C., Jr.
Research on District Decentralized Title I ESEA programs reveals conflict among school officials, community representatives, and community agencies. School officials mistrust and poorly communicate with community representatives. Community agencies compete for the economic resources brought by decentralization, while overlooking the main objective of decentralization, that of the involvement of the community in educational planning. The administrative organization of many projects is faulty. School officials are not directly accountable for the progress of the projects; better monitoring is essential. If decentralized planning and conduct of educational projects is to be effective, there must be greater participation in planning and monitoring the projects by the community. There is also a great need for improved performance on the part of school officials in the area of administration and supervision, and a greater willingness to accept and respond to criticism. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Problems, Administrator Responsibility, Community Control, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Decentralization, Educational Planning, Educational Responsibility, Program Development, Public Agencies, School Community Relationship, School Personnel
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at Symposium on Research on Decentralization of Education Control, American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., March 3, 1970