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ERIC Number: ED177713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
State Legislated Curriculum in the United States.
Ogletree, Earl J.
This paper discusses a 1977-78 survey on the legislated curriculum in 50 states. The purpose of the survey was to determine who prescribes and controls school curriculum at the local level (whether the state or local school boards) and how much and what types of elementary and secondary school curriculum have been legislated by the states. Data were obtained from the school law publications of each state. The completed list of legislated subjects was then sent to the respective state school superintendents for confirmation. Results indicate that state departments of education, not local school districts, will have increasing control of the schools. Also, state departments of education will come under the influence of the federal government through funding, programs, and court decisions. This trend, the paper says, could bring about a more equitable education for all children regardless of their ethnic and socioeconomic background. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A