ERIC Number: ED047365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Perceptions of the Educational Policy-Making Process in New York State: Educational Interest Group Leaders and State Legislators.
Milstein, Mike M.; Jennings, Robert E.
This study compares the perceptions of the educational policymaking process held by education interest group staffs with those of State legislators. Structured interviews were held with executive officers in six major education organizations, and 207 legislators were surveyed by personal interviews during the 1969 legislative session. Categories for comparison included (1) how legislation is moved, (2) roles of committees, (3) chairmen and house leadership, (4) the function of legislative experts, and (5) interest group influence. Results indicate that education groups tend to generalize leadership's control, underplay nonparty aspects, and underestimate experts' informal influences. These findings imply that greater differentiation of strategies can be utilized by education interest groups in dealing with the legislature. (Hard copy may reproduce poorly because of marginal legibility.) (Author/LLR)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (55th, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971)