ERIC Number: ED030223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Education and State Politics: The Developing Relationship between Elementary-Secondary and Higher Education.
Usdan, Michael D.; And Others
A detailed survey of education officials, State office holders, informed citizens, and media representatives in 12 of the 15 most populous States revealed that educational organization has fragmented into the elementary-secondary and higher education levels due to the practices that developed in the past. The former level has recently fallen from the leadership position due to a split in its ranks over teacher militancy and public questioning of traditional teaching practices. As the latter level moved into prominence the relationship between the two changed from benign resentment to open conflict over such issues as sharing funds, control over teacher training, and responsibility for vocational-technical education and for the 13th and 14th grades. This report outlines the status of these issues in each of the 12 States, detailing the political structures involved in policy making. The report concludes that cooperation between the two levels is necessary for a continually improving educational system, and suggests the creation of new overall coordinating mechanisms that will enable the States to undertake rational planning in education. A related document is EA 002 255. (LN)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Organizations (Groups), Political Influences, Postsecondary Education, Power Structure, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Militancy, Vocational Education
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027 ($6.50).
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