ERIC Number: ED088167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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State Policy Making for the Public Schools of Massachusetts.
Siegel, Peggy M.
This study of Massachusetts focuses on policymaking for the elementary and secondary schools at the State level. A systems framework is used to illustrate the impact of the govermental structure on and the economic, social and political context of the policies, roles, and relationships within the political process known as Massachusetts government. Issues discussed include school desegregation, reorganization of education at the State level, school finance, and teacher certification. The study describes an educational system of governance influenced by a strained economy and largely dependent on local funding; favored by political pluralism and ethnic heterogeneity; productive of highly politicized issues; and focused on the State legislature as the principal decisionmaker. (Author/WM)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Governance Project.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V