ERIC Number: ED089414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Decentralization Consensus or Confusion: Defining Citizen Participation in School Policy Formation.
Lucco, Robert J.; Mosher, Edith K.
Political, administrative, and territorial types of decentralization are identified, along with their implications for citizen participation in educational policymaking. The Adams-Morgan experiment provides case study material. Preliminary results indicate that "administrative decentralization," despite the claims of school officials in this case, serves merely to transform local school boards into dependent subsystems, with little or no restructuring of decisionmaking authority. "Political" decentralization requires a more comprehensive reorganization of power relationships between central administrative units and local boards. However, school officials in the public schools of Washington, D.C., appear unwilling to accept community representatives as viable policymakers. (Author/DN)
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Washington