ERIC Number: ED246539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
State Boards of Education: Quality Leadership.
This monograph describes and compares the membership, organization, and policy-making responsibilities of state boards of education in the 49 states that have them. First, board members' characteristics, their civic activities, and their reasons for serving are discussed. Second, a total of 10 distinct governance models are identified, although 3 of these are applicable to 38 states and the District of Columbia. These models describe the selection and structure of state boards and their niches in state government. The final section discusses the various boards' procedures and their responsibilities in a number of policy areas, including academic standards, equal opportunity, finance, and school district organization. The report includes data tables and organizational diagrams. (MCG)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Governmental Structure, Institutional Role, Models, Participant Characteristics, Policy Formation, Power Structure, School District Reorganization, State Boards of Education
Publication Sales, National Association of State Boards of Education, 701 North Fairfax Street, Suite 340, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.