ERIC Number: ED198615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Issues in Federal Reform Efforts in Education: The United States and Australia.
Multiple data sources are used in this study of educational change in the United States and Australia. The author considers political issues that may affect the implementation of educational reform efforts at the federal level, such as homogeneity versus heterogeneity, centralization versus decentralization, constitutional responsibility for education, egalitarianism, types of political structures, and modes of federal governmental influence on schools. He also discusses organizational issues that may affect the implementation of educational innovations at the school level. The paper concludes that policy makers who are concerned that their programs are implemented at the school level must be aware both of federal political factors and of significant, local organizational factors. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Sponsored in part by the U.S./Australian Educational Policy Research Project.