ERIC Number: EJ464585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Analysis of Local Stakeholder Opposition to School District Consolidation: An Application of Interpretive Theory to Public Policy Making.
Ward, James G.; Rink, Francis J.
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v8 n2 p11-19 Sum 1992
In 1985, Illinois adopted state legislation supporting school district mergers. In one rural district studied, local opposition to consolidation was based on self-interest, ideologies of localism and traditionalism, and (to a lesser extent) research information. Implications for policymakers and the complexity of the "local control" concept are discussed. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois