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ERIC Number: ED120902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
State-Level Governing Structures for Education--Alternatives and Implications for Change.
Wahl, Dewey
The ability of a state education agency (SEA) to respond to the challenges of tomorrow may well depend on the type of governing structure established by the state for the administration of the state's educational policies. The governing structure of an SEA is defined as the composite of the state board of education (SBE), the chief state school officer (CSSO), and the state department of education (SDE). This study's major emphasis is on those variables considered to be most critical to the design of the governing structure, that is, the method of selection variables for the CSSO and the SBE members. With the exception of the mission assigned to the SEA, the establishment of practically all the other variables requires prior knowledge of the method of selection variables. SBE members are usually appointed by the governor, elected by popular vote, or elected by representatives of the people. CSSOs are appointed by the state board of education, elected by popular vote, or appointed by the governor. Two-dimensional matrices present information on the governance plans used in the states, the methods of selecting CSSOs and SBE members, and the advantages and disadvantages of the various governance plans. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document