ERIC Number: ED125070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Authority to Control the School Curriculum: An Assessment of Rights in Conflict.
van Geel, Tyll; Block, Arthur
This study examines the laws of Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York in an attempt to determine who has what kind of authority to control the curriculum of public and private schools in each state. The five states studied were selected to represent different degrees of centralization in the control of school curriculum. The laws of each state are analyzed using a common framework that facilitates analysis of the relative authority of state legislatures, state boards of education, chief state school officers, state courts, local boards of education, superintendents, principals, teachers, unions, parents, students, and citizens. Also described is the content of the school curriculum in each state as prescribed by state statutes, regulations, and court rulings. Following a fairly extensive introductory chapter, a separate chapter is devoted to the analysis and discussion of curriculum control in each state. In the final chapter, the authors present a comparative analysis of the laws in all five states and offer their recommendations for change. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Citizen Participation, Court Litigation, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Policy Formation, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Will be available after October, 1976, as "Authority to Control the School Program", from D.C. Heath and Company, 2700 N. Richardt Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Florida; Massachusetts; New York