ERIC Number: EJ468059
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
School Consolidation vs. Decentralization: Trends, Issues, and Questions.
Ornstein, Allan C.
Urban Review, v25 n2 p167-74 Jun 1993
Examines opposing trends in administration and policy that simultaneously influence the size and shape of American school systems. Consolidation has reduced the number of districts, while decentralization reduces the size of the school district by dividing it into smaller units. Twenty issues are identified for districts considering either option. (SLD)
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Population Trends, School Administration, School Closing, School District Reorganization, School District Size, School Districts, Trend Analysis, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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