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ERIC Number: ED322603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 205
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-275-93402-0
Public Education: Who's In Charge?
Burke, Fred G.
Difficulties in the formulation and implementation of a uniform national educational policy are analyzed in this book. A review of American educational history concludes that alternative policy processes must be considered if the nation is to develop public policies capable of addressing a national education crisis. Obstacles to a centralized educational policy are domination of the educational system by an established educational and academic community oriented to local control, and the evolution of a nonpublic, or "para-private," process that influences policy decisions. An alternative policy formation process is advocated that expands the role of the federal government in developing a national youth policy while maintaining the involvement of educational and other professionals, the local community, parents, and state governments. The table of contents is as follows: "A Nation at Risk"; "Federal Role in Perspective"; "A Para-Private Policy Process"; "A Generation at Risk"; "Reform Strategies and Policies"; "A National Public Policy Process"; and "A National Youth Policy." A selected bibliography and index are included. (LMI)
Praeger Publishers, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($37.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A