ERIC Number: ED233480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Interaction of Federal and Related State Education Programs. Volume I.
Moore, Mary T.; And Others
Following a brief preface, chapter 1 of this study discusses the federal government's expanding role over the last half century, including changing federal and state responsibilities in education. While chapter 2 describes the study's conceptual framework, its methodology, the criteria used for selecting eight states for analysis, and the major characteristics of each of the state's educational policies, chapter 3 analyzes the mix and design of federal educational policies and programs that have evolved to influence state and local actions. Findings show that while each of the six federal service programs studied possessed a unique strategy, several federal programs issued inconsistent and ambiguous development and implementation signals. Chapters 4 and 5 describe the political environments in the case states, including the impact of these contextual factors on program administration. Findings indicate a robust and diverse federal/state governance system devoid of significant general intergovernmental conflict between the states and the federal government. Chapter 6 assesses the balance of federal-state educational governance in 1981-82, summarizes the study's major conclusions, and notes their implications for altering current federal education programs. The study concludes with an appendix offering a categorization scheme for textual legal analysis. (JBM)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Conflict, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Governance, Participative Decision Making, Politics of Education, Social Influences, Special Education, State Programs, States Powers, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Funded by the School Finance Project. For related documents, see EA 016 044 and EA 016 046.