ERIC Number: ED071187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
State Leadership in Education in the 1970's: Changes Likely To Occur in State Departments of Education.
Phillips, Harry L.
Assuming that education will continue to need governance at the state level by agencies responsible for planning, organizing, maintaining, and improving a statewide public system of education and that wide departmental variations will remain nationwide, the author makes several predictions concerning new roles to be played by state education departments of the future. He contends, in part, that there will be a major shift of responsibility for decisions on the methods of school financing, sources of funds, and the methods of fund distribution away from local boards to state legislatures. At the same time, he explains, there will also be a change in the channeling of federal funds -- through and into state monies rather than directly to and through local districts. The author sees the state education department of the future as a huge clearinghouse of information that will provide a statewide network disseminating educational data to regional and local districts and one that will act as a retrieval agent plugged into national and federal information sources. According to the author, state personnel will become more knowledgeable and sophisticated in the planning, evaluation, information dissemination, and technical assistance aspects of state governance. In addition, these people will be selected from and based in large urban areas with field responsibilities to include attending meetings and organizing and directing educational seminars in regional areas. (JF/EA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Federal State Relationship, Futures (of Society), Inservice Education, Organizational Change, Resource Allocation, Social Change, Speeches, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship
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Note: Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention (104th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 12-16, 1972)