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ERIC Number: ED114365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 20
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State Control of Curriculum.
LaPorte, Diane H.; LaPorte, Ronald E.
The research in this paper was designed to assess the role of the individual state in directing and supervising curriculum matters within the state. Fifty surveys were mailed to the State Education Departments in each of the 50 states. Questions 1-5 of the survey were designed to determine the number of districts in each state, the number of students in each district, the amount of money spent on education at the state level, and the percentage of funds being directed toward education. These factors were included in order to see if they related to the type and magnitude of state control. The rest of the survey dealt with the specific type of state control exhibited by each state. It also asked the state to make an estimate of the amount of control it has over (1) subject matter, (2) implementation or methods, and (3) evaluation of existing curriculum. Of the 50 surveys distributed, 36 were returned. The results indicated that states have minimal control over local school districts. Regional differences were evident, with southern states exhibiting greater control than other retions. The results were interpreted to suggest that states should increase their involvement in curriculum revision. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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