ERIC Number: ED085888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
State Policy Making for the Public Schools of Georgia.
Branson, Gary V.; Steele, Donald
The purpose of this case study is to provide a description and an interpretation of the process by which State-level policy decisions are made for the public schools of Georgia. The report begins with brief treatments of the socioeconomic environment and political culture in which education takes place. State governmental arrangements for public school policymaking are then described. Next, recent State policy decisions in four educational issue areas are reviewed to illustrate the operation of the system. Following this review, the essential roles, relationships, and perceptions of the different actors are analyzed. An interpretation of the policymaking process concludes the case study. The data for this case study were derived from interviews, questionnaires, documents, and secondary sources. The research took place during 1972-73. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools, Leadership, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Public Schools, Secondary Schools, Socioeconomic Influences, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, State Surveys, Superintendents
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Governance Project.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V