ERIC Number: ED064805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Centralization and Decentralization: An International Viewpoint on an American Dilemma. A Special CASEA Report.
Walker, William G.
This report outlines the history of the centralization-decentralization dilemma in the goverance of organizations, discusses two types of centralization-decentralization continua, and suggests further research. The first type of continuum discussed -- the traditional American -- refers to decisionmaking in the areas of public debate and partisan politics, involving citizen representation in policymaking through the medium of elections for legislatures, boards, and officials. The second continuum type -- the Australian model -- refers to the process of decisionmaking by administrative officers to whom responsibility is delegated by a school system. The author discusses the many international variations of these two types and then presents arguments for the preservation of the American model. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Centralization, Decentralization, Educational Research, Governance, Organizational Change, School District Autonomy, State School District Relationship, Theories
Publications Department, CASEA, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.