ERIC Number: ED084687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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The Dynamics of Local School Control.
Nystrand, Raphael O.; Cunningham, Luvern L.
The school board as a governing body for education is essentially unique to the United States. Other countries in recent years have adopted forms of local citizen participation in school affairs. None of these practices has approached the American School Board in historical significance or contemporary meaning. This paper, prepared for use as a staff inservice training paper in the U.S. Office of Education, traces the historical development of school government in the United States and comments on the contemporary concerns and challenges to school boards. The author discusses the organizational character of school boards, examines decisionmaking behavior, talks about problems and issues regarding local boards, and makes observations about the future. (Author/JF)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. School Finance Study Unit.
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