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ERIC Number: ED052547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 187
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The Politics of Education. A Study of the Political Administration of the Public Schools.
MacKinnon, Frank
This book examines the nature and extent of State, Federal, and local control over education and describes the impact of such a power structure on the schools and the teaching profession. The main thesis argues that public enterprise is both desirable and necessary in education, but, as in other State activities, should be just public enough to remain enterprise. The author proposes a public school trust that would give teachers and their professional organizations stronger decisionmaking powers. Under such a system, the teaching profession would control licensing of teachers and actively participate in their training, boards of trustees would appoint teachers on advice from their staffs, and school faculty councils and teachers wo be in charge of curriculum design and its instructional implementation. Related documents are ED 048 626 and EA 003 566. (Author/JF)
University of Toronto Press, Toronto 181, Ontario (Canada), or 33 East Tupper Street, Buffalo, New York 14203 (Order No 6004-8,$2.95)
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