ERIC Number: ED097411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Struggle for Power: Who Controls the Schools in England and the United States.
Male, George A.
This book traces the struggle for power to control the schools. It is important for both Americans and Englishmen to understand the ramifications of growing national power in the field of education. England's experience with this phenomenon in the 1960's and 1970's suggests the following generalizations: Individual freedom and personal choice have been reduced for some individuals, for some groups, and for some institutions. Educational opportunity has been increased for those at the botton, the so-called working class. A nationwide commitment to an equitable division of the nation's resources has been made, but the national government has not been able to solve the problems of status and social class differences which divide Englishmen almost as effectively as Negro-white differences do in the U.S. Central control does not inhibit innovation and reform in education. The growing power of the national government has stimulated the growth of militancy among teachers and their organizations. The growing power of the national government has stimulated an outburst of citizen protest indicating they want to be included in the decision-making process. The movement toward growing national control of education has been encouraged inadvertently by teachers' organization, citizen groups, and local governments alike. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Bias, Centralization, Comparative Education, Decentralization, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Governance, Political Power, Public Policy, School Administration, School Community Relationship, School Policy, Teacher Associations
Sage Publications, Inc., 275 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 ($6.00, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)