ERIC Number: ED058474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Intergovernmental Relations and the Governance of Education.
Vlaanderen, Russell B.; Lindman, Erick L.
The roles of each level of government, Federal, State, and local, in providing quality education and equal educational opportunity were studied. To determine the roles, the opinions of informed and concerned political and educational leaders were sought through the administration of a questionnaire and the holding of a conference. Through these means, answers to the following six questions were sought: (1) What are the responsibilities of each level of government to (a) assure every child a minimum level of educational opportunity, (b) upgrade the quality of education throughout the country, and (c) stimulate school systems to meet categories of national need? (2) Can the role of each level of government be rationalized and generally accepted? (3) How can responsibility and accountability be applied at each level? (4) What are the appropriate relationships between the executive and school boards, commissions, and the chief state school officer? (5) How can the concept of new federalism be applied to the educational field? (6) Can a mechanism for incorporating the views of each level be established for educational policy development and for identification of national priorities? If so, what would be the best mechanism. Tabulations of the responses by region and respondent's position are provided, as are the conference papers. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations are given. (For related document, see ED 058 473.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: President's Commission on School Finance, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.