ERIC Number: ED271887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Court Reform of Public Institutions: What Determines Impact? Policy Paper No. 85-C2.
Jensen, Donald N.
Court intervention in special education systems and prisons has varied consequences. This paper comparatively reviews a series of case studies of court ordered prison and school reform. Several factors conspire to frustrate attempts to improve public services: the allocation of costs and benefits of the proposed change, the realities of the public bureaucracy, the presence of a professional culture, and external economic, political, and social factors beyond anyone's control. The case studies indicate that judicial reform has both positive and negative effects. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Compliance (Legal), Correctional Institutions, Court Litigation, Court Role, Educational Change, Organizational Change, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Special Education
Publication Sales, IFG/SEPI Publications, CERAS Building 402S, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.