ERIC Number: ED192464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Program Consolidation and the State Role in ESEA Title IV.
McDonnell, Lorraine M.; McLaughlin, Milbrey W.
Title IV represents the first consolidation of federal education programs. It funds a wide range of items, from school library acquisitions to innovative projects on art education and teenage pregnancy. The major objectives of this study were to describe how the Title IV program operates in states and local school districts; to assess Title IV as an example of a consolidated program strategy; and to use Title IV as a basis for understanding the role of the states in implementing federal education policy. Data sources include a survey of Title IV program officials and state advisory council members in 50 states, surveys of public and nonpublic school officials in about 600 local districts, and fieldwork in eight state departments of education and 24 school districts. The study supports the following general conclusions about Title IV: (1) Title IV is a popular, well-run program that is praised for its flexibility and ease of administration. (2) Title IV did not result in consolidated management of former categorical programs. (3) States and local school districts vary in the substance, management, and quality of Title IV-B and Title IV-C activities. (4) Small IV-B and IV-C grants can induce substantial improvement in local practices. (5) Title IV participation of eligible nonpublic school students is uneven. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV