ERIC Number: ED340097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Systemic Educational Policy. Education Issues.
Clune, William H.
Issues in systemic educational policy are discussed in this paper, with a focus on improving student achievement. First, the limitations of the current educational policy as a means to improve student achievement are described, and a conceptual framework for systemic educational policy is presented. The advantages and disadvantages of centralized instructional guidance are discussed next, followed by descriptions of systemic policy models from South Carolina, California, Connecticut, New York State, and the City of Chicago, The next part examines the roles of decentralization and choice initiatives, and concludes with thoughts about the interplay between centralized policy and school level innovation in a systemic reform strategy. One figure is included. (24 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Centralization, Change Strategies, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change, Policy Formation, Public Schools, Statewide Planning
Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1225 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Robert M. LaFollette Inst. of Public Affairs.