ERIC Number: ED240202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-11
Reference Count: 0
Kaleidoscopes. Emerging Patterns of Response and Action in ECIA Case Studies of Chapter 2 in Selected States.
Kyle, Regina M. J.
The major findings of nine State case studies on the effects and implementation of Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) of 1981, are summarized and synthesized in this report. The States examined (Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington) were selected to reflect significant regional demographic and economic differences. Although the findings, based as they are on the first year of Chapter 2 implementation, can only be regarded as tentative at this stage, certain common patterns emerge: (1) Implementation has been smooth. (2) Small towns and rural districts and those which had minimal or no funding in the competitive antecedent programs did well under Chapter 2. (3) Districts which lost funds under Chapter 2 tended to be those with large amounts of Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) money and/or those that had actively sought out funds from other sources. (4) In some States, Chapter 2 supported already-planned, creative restructuring and refocusing of capabilities in the State education authority. (5) There is some evidence of use of Chapter 2 funds to support long-term goals of local school districts that might otherwise have gone unfunded. (6) Some ESAA districts used Chapter 2 funds for what they considered to be more effective ways of achieving desegregation. (7) Private school participation in Chapter 2 seemed to be high. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Data Analysis and Dissemination.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: White (E.H.) Co., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2