ERIC Number: ED166792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Politics of Changing Communities: The Impact of Evolutionary Factors on Educational Policy Making.
Boyd, William L.
This paper examines questions concerning political and social change in communities and its implications for educational administration. Issues that underlie these questions include the distinction between internal and external changes, and the tension among representativeness, technical competence, and leadership. Evolutionary patterns in suburban school districts have been systematically studied. This research has produced several theories about the life cycle of communities. Research is now needed on current changes in school districts, the effect of community change on educational services, the impact of growth and retrenchment on school district responsiveness, and the consequences of school district competition for clients. Although opportunity for school district responsiveness is declining, one thing that will always be left to manage is conflict. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Change, Community Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Retrenchment, Social Change
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