ERIC Number: ED233477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-12
Reference Count: 0
Phase I Mandates Studies and Definition of Schooling. Final Staff Recommendations.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This report synthesizes two research projects initiated by the Illinois State Board of Education on the development of a definition of schooling and on the analysis of mandates implemented by the state for special education, bilingual education, and instructional programs in elementary and secondary schools. The report is presented in five sections. An overview of the studies conducted on mandates provides the staff's impressions regarding the purposes served by the studies and establishes a context for relating schooling and the mandates that were examined. A section on schooling and the mandates presents the researchers' findings and conclusions regarding a working definition of schooling for use by the Illinois State Board of Education and also derives generalizations about the nature of schooling from an aggregate analysis of the mandate studies. A section of recommendations addresses future policy courses regarding instructional programs, driver education, physical education, special education, and bilingual education mandates. This section also notes the changes from previous recommendations and provides advice on a working definition of schooling. Finally, a summary of action recommendations encapsulates the policy judgments of the entire report. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Note: Presented to the Illinois State Board of Education Planning and Policy Committee.