ERIC Number: ED103971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum/Instructional Change Through State Education Agencies.
Buser, Robert L.; Humm, William L.
This paper analyzes the tasks and practices by which State education agencies (SEAs) can influence curricular and instructional change at the local school level. To gather data for their analysis, the authors reviewed the literature on SEAs and studied documents pertaining to the functions and practices of SEAs in 32 States. In addition, an intensive study was made of the Illinois SEA and its relationship to elementary and secondary schools in the State. From these data, the authors develop several detailed taxonomies that describe the objectives and practices of SEAs, the effectiveness of SEA practices as perceived by local school personnel, and the characteristics of local schools that affect their perception of SEA effectiveness. Included are a number of figures and tables summarizing much of the data on which the authors base their analysis. (JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 3, 1975)