ERIC Number: ED166791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Public Participation in Educational Policy Making: Trends and Portents.
Saxe, Richard W.; Gish, Elmer H.
The three participants in educational policy-making include public representatives, professional educators, and the general public. Although public representatives are underpaid and under pressure, they are often criticized for ignoring public opinion and delegating too much power to superintendents. Professional educators have been blamed for lack of citizen involvement in the schools. Lay participation in educational policy-making is now growing. Teachers and schools are now increasingly under attack by the public. Two national associations have been formed to aid the public in their participation in school policy-making, although it is unlikely these groups will yield great influence unless they change structure and focus. Citizen involvement has been furthered by federal requirements, politicians, and community education programs. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Citizen Participation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Policy Formation, Political Issues, School Community Relationship, Teacher Role
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309