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ERIC Number: EJ821156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Policy Implications for Social Justice in School District Consolidation
Alsbury, Thomas L.; Shaw, Nanci L.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v4 n2 p105-126 Jun 2005
The pressures of a nation-wide decline in educational funding coupled with the increase in demands for accountability has renewed legislative discussion about the efficacy of school consolidation. This national survey of school superintendents who have experienced school merger, explored the effects of consolidation on school communities, students, staff, and administrators. The findings support previous research on the economic, curricular, and programmatic effects, but expand the discussion by exploring how consolidation impacts social justice. The article concludes that school consolidation may enhance opportunities for in-school social justice but diminish community social justice through the devolution of small communities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A