ERIC Number: ED087091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
State Policy Making for the Public Schools of Florida.
This case study describes and interprets the process through which State-level policy decisions are made for the public schools of Florida, and focuses on the people, agencies, and processes involved in the policymaking. After brief treatments of the socioeconomic environment and the political culture within which education takes place, the document considers the specific policymaking institutions (the commissioner of education, the governor, the legislature, the State department of education, and special interest groups) and their relationships, with emphasis on the structure and the process of the educational governance system. Major decisions previously made in the policy areas of school finance, desegregation, educational planning, and certification are described as actual examples of how educational policy decisions are made. A summary and an interpretation offer some concluding observations on Florida's educational governance system. Two appendixes contain summarizations of the Florida Education Finance Act of 1973 and the Teacher Education Center Act of 1973. (Pages 33, 36, and 48 may reproduce poorly.) (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools, Government Role, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Racial Integration, Secondary Schools, Socioeconomic Influences, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State Licensing Boards, Teacher Certification
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: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V