ERIC Number: ED239376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Challenge for Action: National Leadership & Involvement in Education.
Levin, Henry M.
IFG Policy Perspectives, Fall 1983
One of the major deficiencies of the recent educational reports calling for educational reform is the failure to suggest ways of using the federal role to meet the national interest. Seven dimensions of national social, economic, and political commitment that are linked to education are: (1) expansion of equality of opportunities for the disadvantaged, handicapped, and minorities; (2) promotion of economic growth and full employment; (3) minimization of spillover costs among states and regions; (4) maintaining cultural and scientific progress; (5) ensuring an effectively functioning democracy; (6) defense of the nation; and (7) educational research and development. Under federalism the responsibilities of government are divided and the federal government can only influence educational policy indirectly. However, there are four policy levers that the federal government can use to meet national educational concerns: leadership, educational services, grants-in-aid, and litigation. (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Government Role, Government School Relationship
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education, CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-1691 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.