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ERIC Number: ED101914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 20
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The Educational Implications of Regionalisation.
Macdonald, R.
As of May 1975 the structure of Scottish local government will experience a change that will affect rural education, as districts will be reorganized for purposes of encouraging local control. In reference to this new structuring, the following questions must be considered: (1) Since it has been claimed that existing small school authorities lack the financial resources necessary for a full range of educational provision, what criteria should be used to determine the most effective form of educational administration? (2) How can regional councillors keep in touch with regional education problems when in the Highlands, for example, there will be 16 educational committee members responsible for 9,800 square miles? (3) Since the new system may create feelings of psychological remoteness between parents and the education office, teachers, and administrative staff, what action should be taken to create administrative accessibility? (4) How should curricular development and inservice training be reflected in the provision of advisory services and training facilities? (5) What functions might properly be allocated to the new school and college councils (representing parent, teacher, religious, and industrial interests)? (6) Since new regional authority members will be closely identified with national political parties, will party politics in regional government be educationally advantageous? (JC)
Not available separately, see RC 008 354
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)