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ERIC Number: ED374696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 32
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The California Academic Partnership Program: A Case Study of Retrenchment from Two Different Perspectives.
Rubin, Michael
This case study analyzed the management of the retrenchment for the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) from two perspectives: the functionalist perspective and the radical structuralist view. CAPP is a program supporting higher education faculty-secondary school teacher partnerships to improve secondary education. The California recession caused modest funding reductions for the program in 1991 and 1992 and perhaps more drastic reductions in 1993. The functionalist position which emphasizes the status quo, harmony and the social order and views conflict as transient and pathological, emerged from the CAPP program in various statements and actions of the CAPP director who recommended across-the-board cuts in proposed budget scenarios. The radical structuralist view targets attention on conflict and contradiction and were expressed by other CAPP participants who saw continued program reductions as changing the essential nature of the CAPP program. These individuals advocated radical program change rather than reductions. Overall, both perspectives illuminate and expand understanding of value-laden decisions revolving around the retrenchment response. An appendix lists key acronyms. Contains 16 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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