ERIC Number: ED095658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Obstacles to School Decentralization: The Chicago Case.
Cibulka, James G.
The movement toward school decentralization in Chicago is best described as a strategy of incrementalism. It has proceeded along separate fronts--administrative decentralization, district and school advisory councils, and a special experimental district. This paper describes the extent to which these developments have progressed. It also seeks to explain why only modest steps have been taken and describes the obstacles that decentralization faces in the Chicago political system. In seeking to explain these obstacles, primary consideration is given to the role of ideology in explaining the behavior of school administrators. The author focuses on that aspect of ideology which describes the proper processes by which an individual believes that government is supposed to operate, the way social change ought to occur, and the strategies and tactics appropriate to a government official. (Author/JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)