ERIC Number: ED301971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Decentralizing Education Decision Making: A Policy Framework.
Hansen, Kenneth H.
Proposals for the adoption of programs to improve the quality of education frequently emphasize the importance of concentrating on the individual school building as the center of the change process. This emphasis has led to increasing support for moving the locus of decision making downward to bring about what is called "school based instructional management." This idea is analyzed in the broader context of the decentralization of education decision making. The policy options available are derived from an array of policy issues. This booklet discusses these issues under three group headings: (1) clarifying the concept; (2) responding to conditions and restraints; and (3) relating to the total school program. (SI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Northwest Center for State Educational Policy Studies.
Note: Prepared for the Chief State School Officers of the Northwest and Pacific.