ERIC Number: ED122433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Positions on Declining Enrollment Issues and School Values Commitment.
Nuttall, Ronald L.
This report delineates the value systems that influenced the activities of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Declining Enrollments (CACDE) in making decisions on issues introduced by declining enrollment in the district. The following sets of values were seen as influencing the activities of the CACDE members and the later votes and reactions of the school committee members: concern for school quality (basic skills), concern for school quality (enrichment), concern for total school cost, concern for staff disruption, concern for the neighborhood school, concern for equality of school facilities within the community, and concern for social action. The values approach used seems to provide an understanding of the dynamics of school policy decision-making not only in declining enrollment problems but in other areas as well. By plotting people and committee members into a value-space, it is possible to see groupings and to detect expected coalitions. (Author/IRT)
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 (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976). Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document