ERIC Number: ED194498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Policy Considerations for Education in the 1980s.
Candoli, I. C.
School systems in the United States reflect its social system and changes. Societal trends that have affected educational institutions include declining enrollment, informed and politically active minority groups, accelerating inflation rates, the back to basics movement, and a general public mistrust. To survive, public education must define the roles of each level of governance (local, state, and federal) by determining the goals of each level and its responsibility toward meeting these goals. Educational plans developed at each level should be evaluated at the next level to guarantee performance. (CMJ)
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Government Role, Institutional Role, Needs Assessment, School Districts, Sociocultural Patterns, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.