ERIC Number: ED135265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
The Triad is not Alive or Well.
Fowler, William A.
The triad or tripartite concept of school governance is a theory for the involvement of state, federal, and accrediting group oversight of schools. The author, who is the Executive Director of the National Home Study Council points to six problem areas in this theory of institutional regulation: (1) there is a lack of cooperation and communication among the three participants; (2) states are not taking full advantage of the accreditation mechanism; (3) many states do not have a clear understanding of the meaning of accreditation; (4) the states should look to accreditation groups for guidance and assistance; (5) the writing of new laws and regulations seems to take precedence over the enforcement of those already in existence; and (6) many states engage in counter-productive activities and become bogged down in rule writing and non issues. Several general suggestions that center on increased cooperation and communication are offered. (JMF)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Agency Role, Consumer Protection, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship, Governance, Government Role, Higher Education, Legislation, Proprietary Schools, Responsibility, State Action, State Government, State Standards, States Powers
Institute for Educational Leadership, The George Washington Univ., 1001 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 310, Washington, D.C. ($0.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Note: Paper presented to the Keystone Staff Development Workshop for State Licensing/Approval Officials (Keystone, Colorado, July 18-23, 1976)