ERIC Number: ED107616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Decentralization on Curriculum: Selected Viewpoints.
Staples, I. Ezra, Ed.
In this publication seven authors discuss school-system decentralization and whether or not it has an impact on curriculum. The first article maintains that decentralization does affect curriculum. It presents a history of the move toward decentralization, considers basic aspects of decentralization, discusses decentralization as it now exists in the U.S., and examines evidence concerning the success or failure of decentralization. The second article asserts that although curriculum-development decentralization has been included in almost all plans for school-system decentralization, there is need for further refinement of roles and services before the former can be achieved. The third article is a study of the impact of school-system decentralization on curriculum development. It reveals that the trend toward administrative decentralization has accelerated during the past five years, and discusses some resultant effects. The fourth article examines how curriculum development has been affected by school-system decentralization in large cities, using New York City as an example. The fifth article discusses the Atlanta public school system's administrative decentralization and some of the problems it has had regarding instruction and curriculum development. The sixth article looks at the attempt to decentralize the Baltimore city public schools, and at some of the problems encountered. The last article discusses accountability and its achievement through decentralization. (PB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Decentralization, Municipalities, Public Schools, School Districts
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.