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ERIC Number: ED103975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-2
Pages: 30
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Gubernatorial Involvement in Education.
Hines, Edward R.
This research on 12 States' gubernatorial involvement in State educational policy formation investigates four functional stages of that involvement--issue definition, proposal formulation, support mobilization, and decision enactment. Drawing on the Educational Governance Project information and interviews, a gubernatorial involvement index was developed. The findings indicate that governors have a varied involvement in educational policymaking; that the nature of the involvement varies; and that some governors work through staff aides, but others involve themselves directly. Gubernatorial involvement was found to be crucial in school finance and tax reform measures; however, the governmental structure is only one facet of gubernatorial involvement. A correlational analysis shows that selected fiscal variables of State tax burden, educational effort, and educational expenditures are most strongly associated with gubernatorial involvement. Based on this research, governors have clearly activated their potential and have become involved in State policymaking for the public schools. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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