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ERIC Number: ED158822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Balancing State and Local Control. New Directions for Community Colleges, No. 23.
Charles, Searle F., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n23 Fall 1978
The successes and failures in balancing state and local control of public community colleges are explored in this collection of essays describing effective and non-effective coordinating and planning efforts. Vincent S. Darnowski explores the Connecticut community colleges' struggle with a centralized state bureaucracy. Sidney W. Brossman uses the California community college system to demonstrate the substantial investment by local taxpayers in the preservation of local autonomy. Harold James Owen, Jr. explores Florida's solution to the balance between state financial support and local control. Fred L. Wellman outlines a 'joint partnership' approach. William A. Koehnline discusses the place of the community college in a statewide network of coordinating and planning agencies. John C. Mundt notes the development of a new decision-making process based on the interaction of public sector interests. Elwood A. Shoemaker relates the responsibility for funding in Pennsylvania. George V. Moody deals with state and local decision-making. Philip J. Gannon reviews Michigan's developing methods for maintenance of autonomy. Andrew Hill reviews the literature concerning the state-local control issue. (MB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Community Colleges, Community Control, Decision Making, Governance, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Institutional Autonomy, Local Government, State Aid, State Government, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, California 94104 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Florida; Information Analysis Products; Michigan; Pennsylvania