ERIC Number: ED116346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Educational Policy. Highlights of the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Symposium on Educational Policy.
Weaver, Janice F., Ed.
Policy is developed at many levels in the educational bureaucracy and is influenced by many agencies and groups. Few policies or deliberations, however, are related to any other policies or agencies, and most policies are developed to speak only to a particular goal or problem in a particular educational setting. There is no agreement on the definition or characteristics of an educational policy, and in the everyday world of school boards and administration, there is no clear distinction between an educational policy and an administrative rule or regulation. Because of the need for clarification of the basic elements of policy-making and of policies, this symposium was held. Leaders in the field were invited to share their knowledge and their thought concerning the major areas of policy development in order to bridge the gap between academic studies providing socio-philosophical insights and the day-to-day policy problems of schools faced with increasing social pressure for financial and other accountability. Topics considered include an examination of what educational policy is, new directions in federal policy, the effect of research on policy, constitutional issues and policy, and the role of community and minorities in educational development. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Role, Constitutional Law, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Minority Groups, Public Policy, School Law, State Programs
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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