ERIC Number: ED146277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Implementation, Change, and the Federal Bureaucracy: School Desegregation Policy in H.E.W., 1964-1968.
Radin, Beryl A.
In this work implementation of federal school desegregation policy is analyzed for the first four years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Government officials are mentioned by name as their attitudes and actions are described. Ways are examined in which administrators perceived their political and organizational environment. Based on these perceptions, the manner in which administrators dealt with the internal relationships within HEW and the Office of Education (OE), as well as with Congress, on issues involving organizational structure are discussed. The role of the law is considered as an important tool in implementation attempts. Particularly mentioned are the establishment of administrative rules of procedure and legal questions involving the substance of enforcement requirements. Detailed are the methods used by administrators to develop outside support for their activities. Also described are the reciprocal assumptions and procedures used by potential supporters to relate to the officials. Analyses of ways the actors in the implementation process have dealt with conflict, uncertainty and "consumers" (i.e., students and community) are presented as recurrent themes of this study. Suggestions for future policy are made. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Agency Cooperation, Bureaucracy, Civil Rights Legislation, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Public Schools, Racial Integration, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
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