ERIC Number: ED093073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Policy Making for the Public Schools of Tennessee.
Branson, Gary V.; Steele, Donald J., Jr.
The purpose of this case study is to describe and interpret the process through which State-level policy decisions are made for the public schools of Tennessee. The report begins with a brief treatment of the socioeconomic environment and the political culture within which education takes place. State governmental arrangements for public school policymaking are then described. Next, State policy decisions in four educational issue areas are reviewed to illustrate the operation of the system, following which, the essential relationships and perceptions of the various actors are analyzed. An interpretation of the policymaking process and of the behavior of those who participate in the process concludes the case study. The data for the study were derived from interviews, questionnaires, documents, and secondary sources. The research took place during 1972 and early 1973. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Governance Project.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V